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From: Renee Wilson (
Date: Tue Jan 13 2004 - 10:37:12 EST

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    Hi Lea!

    I just recently sorted all my books into book bins with the help of my
    students. So far, so good! I only have 19 students (6 first graders and
    13 second graders) compared to your 35, but if you have the students help
    you sort and organize the books, I'm sure you will have much success too!
    The books seem to be getting back into the baskets where they belong.
    Sometimes the students don't remember and another student helps them. I'm
    finding that this organization really helps the students know where to go to
    find a particular book they are looking for. It helps me too! Modeling is
    key. I always model myself and then I have a few students model the

    I have my book bins spread out over different walls of my classroom too, not
    just in the classroom library. This way the students are spread out when
    selecting and returning their books.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!

    [Renee Wilson]
    []On Behalf Of
    Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 8:02 PM
    Subject: [Channel-talkreadingk2] Book Bin?

      In watching the first video and read the articles, books bins are
    mentioned. Books are sorted by genres, themes, etc. How important is this
    organization? I have tired it in the past but they didn't stay organized
    for long. I thought I had modeled and taught the expectation but my 35, 2nd
    graders repeatedly mixed them up.

      I am wondering if I should have the children sort the books and set up the
    system again. This way they would have ownership. I'm sure it could help
    with time management and getting books into the children's hands faster.
    Help! Any ideas?


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