classroom library??

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  1. Jen

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    Now that I will be teaching 7-8th reading, I need ideas on how to set up my library. The teacher I'm taking over for, said she had a problem with books disappearing. Does anyone have a good library set up and a way to help books stay in your library?
    :love: Jenn
     
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  3. MrsC

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    I put pockets and library cards into all of the books in my classroom this year (actually the students did it ;) ). The students sign out any books which are going into their desks or home with them. About once each week I read through the cards to ensure that they don't forget about books they have.
     
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    I also have library cards in all of my books. My husband was nice enough to do that for me one summer while I was setting up my classroom. He even wrote down all the titles and put them into a database for me. If the books are going to leave the classroom, the student has to check it out with me. I use the same policies as the librarian does with the school library, so that makes it easier for the kids to remember when to bring them back. I have mine divided by AR level as well. Sure, I have a few books every year that disappear, but not many.
     
  5. agsrule!

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    Books

    I ask the students to write the name of the book and their name on a scrap of paper. I keep them in a basket, and now that it's the end of the year, I am checking to see if the book is on the shelf, and if not, I ask the student about it. I have had a few disappear this year, but the way I look at it is they're reading. If I can help out one student who probably doesn't own a single book, then that's ok. I don't buy most of my books new, they all come from Half Price Books, or from my scholastic bonus points.
     
  6. Upsadaisy

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    My kids check out books on cards in a pocket chart (actually a CD holder thing from the dollar store). So I always know which books are out. When each child returns the book report with the book, they get a small book charm which they add to a chain attached to a bookmark. This helps them to remember.
     

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