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Old 08-15-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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I have seen classrooms that have a very organized library..
I like the idea of grouping books by catagories and labeling them.

My question is ... i can only find sticky dots in 4 colors... I have more categories than that. what do people do?


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book bin labels on avery templates. You can put a label on the basket outside, then print as many labels that you need inside the cover of each book in that label. (if you have that kind of time) THat way the kiddos will not have trouble finding where it goes since the label inside the book matches the bin.
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I found two different sets of dot stickers at Walmart, one set of four of regular colors (red, blue, green, and I think yellow) and a pack of neon colors. Then I use a hole punch to make the dots into 'donuts' so now I have solid big dots, 'donuts', and even tiny dots.

If you only want to use the regular colors, you match the colors to Non-fiction, fiction, chapter books, etc.. Then be more specific in each one by writing letters or numbers on the stickers. For example: a non-fiction book about rainforest animals - green dot (for non-fiction) with the letter A (animals).

Hope this helps - good luck!
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I forgot to mention, I would put a matching sticker (what ever you decide to go with) on the label of your book bin, like learnalways suggested. So for the rainforest book, you would have a basket with the label "Animlas" and put a green dot with the letter A - in the corner of the label.
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I agree with learn always.
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I started off with dot labels but switched to the printed labels. I t is so much easier and less time consuming for both students and myself.


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I use any stickers
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I use stickers like Dogs for level D, Frogs for level F, etc. or for themes. I have some dots and some stickers. The important thing is to label the book bin, basket, etc. with the same label so kids can learn to put them away.
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White ones
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I bought white squares instead of the colored dots at office max and just colored them with a marker. It was fast and I could do lots of different colors. I do like the ideas of labels on the inside though. Many of my dots fell off!
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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Beth Newingham's website is an awesome resource for organizing class libraries.
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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This site has many different colored dot stickers.
http://www.officeworld.com/search_re...tatic/S105999/
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When you do the avery template...do you mean that for example you have a magic school bus label on the outside of the bin and also inside the book?
Or something similar? I like the idea.


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I just draw something (such as a star or dot) in the center of a sticker to differentiate categories.

Highsmith.com is a library supply website. They have an insane selection of stickers for books.
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I have the primary colored ones and the neon. I use a sharpie and write a letter or symbol in the middle. ie) math books gets 123 on the dot, winter books have a yellow dot with a W on it. It gives you the opportunity to use the colors many times over!
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You can view my library on my site. I have all the stickers and labels posted on there for you to print. www.fantasticfirstgrade.com
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Thank you! That was so helpful and I love your labels. I need to do this in my library somehow.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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Yep - I would print a big address shipping label on the basket and then return address ones that look the same on the inside cover of each.
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Thank you Ladies! This has been a great thread for me...I LOVE the ideas here and you are all as always so generous with your ideas and creations.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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Just this year, I organized my library bins so each bin is a certain theme...Back to School, Bats, Song Books, etc.... On the front of each bin is a sticker. For example there is a music note sitcker on the front of the Song Book bin, and then I also placed the corresponding music note sticker on each book in that bin in the upper right hand corner. Then I placed a small square piece of book tape over the sticker so it stays. The bat books have bat stickers, the Back to Scool books all have bus stickers on them, etc....It takes a few days to do this but it is well worth it especially at the kindergarten and primary level. Zazzle.com has small stickers you can purchase in any theme, or you can buy them on sale at a craft store or make your own on white labels. Enjoy organizing!
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I ordered colored labels from demco.com. It's a company that sells library supplies.
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