So, when I showed you my classroom library, I had a lot of people ask me about how I keep my books organized.
Well, I don't keep it organized.
My kids do.
Yes, my 2nd graders keep it organized.
They can do it....it takes a little bit of practice, but they get it...
And if they don't??
Well...my library shuts down...
I put the caution tape around it and everything.
But...I've only had to do that once.
Once in 9 years - I think that's pretty good!
I know some of you use that fancy app on your phone that you can scan and keep inventory.
I'm sorry, but LOOK at all those books - and that's not even HALF of them!!
I don't have time to do that.
If I lose one??
Well, I just hope that wherever it is, SOMEONE picked it up (wherever it was) and started reading it - and then it has a new home and is being loved.
Well, THIS is how they keep track of what books they have..
it's really high-techy, isn't it??
They just put the stick wherever the book is that they want to borrow from me.
hehe...they're just paint sticks (donated from anywhere that sells paint) that I put their numbers on (I've been mentioning on a lot of posts about "numbers" - maybe I should just do one on "numbers" to explain to y'all)
Is it fool-proof??
But with kids, is ANYTHING fool-proof??
And I will catch someone with more than one of my books on their desk....it happens. but I do know where EVERY book goes, so if they don't, they bring the book to me.
Although, I give them "THAT look"
you know the one...
So I don't see them too many more times...lol
Anyway, this year, I needed to replace some sticks.
Over the years, some have broken, gotten lost, but mostly, they've gotten dirty...
So I got a few more paint sticks.
but I got BRILLIANT this year - decided to PAINT them!
(like the colors?? They match my chair! LOVE them!!)
and after about a BAJILLION coats
(to cover up that PESKY store name that is stamped ALL over one of the sides),
I wrote new numbers on them and voila!
I love them - colors just make me happy!!
And happy people just don't kill their husbands!
(movie quote! best quote ever, I think!)
Wait....would this count as a Monday Made It???
Well, I DID make them...
So I say it does! lol