Are you a teacher in need of classroom organization tips and ideas for setting up a classroom and home reading program? Read this post for tips and strategies to implement a reading program for children using Daily 5, using leveled readers and book baskets to teach kids to read, and more. Plus how-to create reading folders with a FREE parent hand-out printable.
"Thursday Book Bags" are tote bags that have books and activities that share a common theme, and are for you to share with your family. You might choose to take home a "Book Bag" with joke books, math books, monster books, girly books, USA books, or one of the other choices!
Bags at the dollar store for each student to store their independent reading books, reading response notebooks, writer's notebooks, word work notebooks, post-it notes and a pencil. I put a command hook on each desk for them to keep their bag. It has been so much easier than finding a place to store bulky book boxes and the kids love to carry them around the classroom.
Take home readers check out system - she has a numbered bag for each student with 5 books in it. Student take one bag home/ week, then the bag get switched to the next student. SO all you have to do is send the bag home with a new student, not change out the books! Genius!
This free New Years Paper Bag Book is a fun classroom activity when students return from winter break! They will reflect on the past year and make goals for the new year! Perfect way to get them writing!