I am so very lucky. My district gives each classroom a zillion guided reading books to use in small groups. It is a fantastic problem to have- and it can be a wee bit of a problem.
Too many resources… cry me a river, right?
However, all those fabulous resources have to be stored somehow. We are given a table with has compartments to sort the books- but it is open and very visible to the eye. Ick.
I like my clutter and crap hidden. It gives the illusion of organization. Perception is reality, right? If I appear organized, people will believe I am organized (even though I haven’t filed the 8 foot pile of student work on my filing cabinet).
Instead of the table I use a piece of furniture that is like a set of cubbies with tubs. Many people use them for supplies. Not me, because I must be different. Instead I sort my guided reading books into each tub. Some tubs have one level, others have a combination of levels. It simply depended on how many books fit in each tub.
To make it easy to access all my books, I label each tub. I like pretty, so I made pretty hot pink, chevron labels that pop against the blue tubs.
Jumps right out, doesn’t it!
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