How do you store student guided reading books?

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  1. VANewbie

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    Need a new system.

    Do you have them place them in their desk in a zip lock bag?

    Bins?

    In a basket? I'm thinking about having my groups put their books in one basket.


    I do not want the books to be ruined in their desk, taken home by accident, or lost.
     
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    I had each student keep their books in a large ziploc bag and then each group keeps them in one basket together.
     
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    Our books can not be taken out of the building - not even by the teachers. They're like $3,000 for a grade set and you can't buy replacement books!!!

    Anyway, I keep the books in bins that I got at Dollar General. Each group has their own bin.
     
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    I have several classes, so their books are kept in crates by class.
     
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    I've seen a class keep them in book-holders made from cereal boxes. They kept these in their cubbies.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    I've tried a few things, but have found the most cost-effective and best option is to use ziploc bags.
     
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    For books that they have just read that we are going to talk about the next day, I do ziploc bags. When we are finished with the book, they place them in their book bins (the plastic ones from Really Good Stuff).
     
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    Where do they store them after they put them in the ziplock bags?
     
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    I've seen a lot of people do this but to me it seems like they take up a lot of space if you do not have that much space.
     
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    Yeah, they do take up space, but I think the students really like having bins. It's an easy way to keep them organized. I have a tall bookshelf that holds all of the bins. Four shelves with 6 bins on each shelf. I have also seen teachers put them on the floor against a wall, and on windowsills.
     
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    It would be nice but I do not have that much space. I'll have to see what I can do when I get into my class and begin to set up.
     

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