Anyone else in this situation?
I wanted to cry when I got into my classroom and remember that all my books were shoved into boxes in my back corner. It took me a couple hours to organize all of these books into their correct boxes.
I used this FREEBIE from my store.
I also used Rubber Maid boxes that I found for $1 at Big Lots!
I left several of them blank so I could write in options that I add on throughout the year, or book bins I need multiple of!
I laid my book bins around the perimeter of my book stack and sat in the middle and tossed them in as I sorted through the huge pile.
Then, I alphabetized the book bins on my library shelves. FREAK! I know, OCD....
Here is a close up of one of the book bins for the students to learn to categorize the books.
Then, you can spruce up your library with decorations, like tissue paper puff trees or 'READ' signs!