I’ve wanted to make this handy tool for so long. I first thought of making it a poster and having the kids refer to it, but then decided to make it letter-size and have them physically take it to the classroom library as they shop. I find that both the kids and I are more likely to use charts that when we can hold them and take them with us to other stations of our classroom. In the menu, you’ll see I left the number of books per genre blank; I plan to determine this number based on the unit that we’re in. For example when we’re in a non-fiction unit, the kids will need to pick 3 books from that genre. When we’re in a Fiction unit, the kids will be asked to take 3 in that genre and one in the other genres. Regardless of the unit, I think kids need to take at least one mindfulness book for the week, so I did insert a one here, but you can place a sticker over this number and determine your own number. For the sake of convenience, but even more so to save resources, I’m laminating the menus, and placing a blank white sticker with the number of books on the menu. Every unit, all I’ll have to change is the stickers.