- Day 1 – Magazine File Boxes
- Day 2 – Boxes
- Day 3 – Baggies and Page Protectors
- Day 4 – Over the Door Shoe Pockets
- Day 5 – Evernote and Dropbox
Today let’s tackle books! Big books. Small books. Readers. Textbooks. Workbooks. Coloring books. Teacher guides. Any kind books.
We usually have groups of books that should stay together whether they are sets or are used together for particular subject. We started using this method last summer. Here’s our solution:
Magazine File Boxes
You can see in our school room post that I use these boxes everywhere. We get the cheap cardboard magazine file boxes from Ikea. The last time we bought a package, they were about 5 for $2. They are easy to move around whatever your shelving/storage space and easy to label.
Here’s are some suggestions for organizing all those books with magazine file boxes:
- Coloring books
- Curriculum sets
- Books by topic or subject
- Writing paper, card stock, or construction paper
- Portfolio of completed work
- Mom’s teacher guides
- And much more!
Examples from our school room:
I created my own ancient history plan for this year. We have read-alouds and readers that I need kept together. These books are placed in the boxes in the order in which we will be reading them. I used two magazine file boxes for these books and I keep them on a higher shelf away from the boys. When I look at our planning schedule, I pull down any new books we might need for the week.
- Simple sticky pad labels
- Label maker labels
- Laminated cards with velcro dots
- You could even use markers or crayons and decorate them!
- and more!
Have you used this method of organizing? Share in the comments! Leave us a link and show us some pics!
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