***NOTE: In order to combine the large and small labels for our preview, we took a screen shot so labels appear fuzzy due to the screen shot copy and paste. Rest assured, all words and graphics are crisp and clear in the original document!!!
This classroom library organization system is designed to be printed on sticky labels for a quick and easy way to get your library organized. BE SURE TO CLICK “ACTUAL SIZE” WHEN PRINTING your PDF onto your labels! However, if you are interested in a cut and tape version, just print the documents on regular paper, cut and then tape!
There are 2 sizes of labels included in this pack.
•Large: Designed for Avery labels 5963 (4”x2”), use these to label your book storage (i.e. basket, tub, bin, etc.). Simply stick them right onto your storage and you have a home for your books! A few of my bins seem sticker-resistant, so to solve that problem I’ve stuck the labels on and added some Modge Podge (ever use this stuff? – it’s a-mazing!!!) over top and they’ve held up beautifully for over 2 years! So quick and easy!
•Small: Designed for Avery labels 5960 (2.63”x1”), use these to label your books. Simply stick them right onto your books and they are ready to be matched to their book storage.
oChoose to wrap the label around the spine of the book so the sticker in visible from the front and back
oChoose to cut the labels in half and stick them on the book wherever works best for you
Now that you know what’s included, let’s talk logistics about what may work for you in your library organization. I’ve slapped the labels on my enormous library collection and kids have had success finding and putting away books. However, I will add that I did take the time at the beginning of the year to train each and every one of them how to use our library– but never again did I have to retrain them like in years past!
Something that I’m considering this year is adding a number to each bin & book as I’m hoping that this will save us some time using our HUGE library once our kids get to know and understand numerical order! My vision is to have the bins numbered, placed in numerical order (we didn’t pre-number the labels as we all organize the storage within our libraries differently) and have a corresponding number on each book. Not entirely sure this will benefit our kinders, but I know this will be slick with Grades 1+!
We created this picture and word classroom book labeling organizing system to help our little learners take ownership of the classroom library. Every single one of our kindergarteners were able to be a helper and get books back to where they belonged – Every. Single. One.!!! There are clear pictures on the labels to help with students who read the pictures still as well as clear wording available for students who are ready for reading.
The pack is organized as such:
Classroom Library Storage Labels – all labels to stick onto your storage bins/tubs/baskets are found here.
Classroom Library Book Labels are divided by packs as follows (there is an Alphabetical Master List included in the download):
•Pack 1: Science, Animals, Friends & Feelings, Animal Characters, Beginning Chapters, Award Winners, People & Places, Character Counts, Transportation, Find It, Star Wars & Super Heroes, T.V. & Movies, Silly, Rainforest, Dr. Seuss, Plants, Space, Ocean, Bugs, Insects
•Pack 2: Sports, Nature, Farm, Dinosaurs, Rhyme & Repetition, Classics, Favorite Authors, Favorites, Holidays, Class Created, History, Geography, Folktales & Fairy tales, Poetry, Poetry & Jokes, Jokes, Popcorn Words, Sight Words, Informational, Reference
•Pack 3: Nonfiction, Fiction, Math, ABCs, Board Books, Easy Readers, Realistic Fiction, Realistic Fiction Kid Characters, Animal Fantasy, School, Family, Curious George, Clifford, Froggy, Berenstain Bears, Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall, Mammals
•Pack 4: Reptiles & Amphibians, Careers, Weather, Dogs, Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, A to Z Mysteries, Calendar Mysteries, Bats, Star Wars, Bad Kitty, Splat the Cat, Splat the Cat & Bad Kitty, Biscuit, The Boxcar Children, Biographies, The Bailey School Kids, Horrible Harry, Amelia Bedelia, My Weird School
•Pack 5: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Henry & Mudge, Mysteries, Fantasy, Flat Stanley, Beverly Cleary, Geronimo Stilton & Thea Stilton, Patricia Reilly Griff, Little Critter, Arthur, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Wayside School, Whales, Roald Dahl, LAP
•Monthly Books Pack: a label for each month of the year (if you are looking to organize by season, refer to pack 3)