I’m so excited to link up for the first time this summer with 4th Grade Frolics for #MondayMadeIt! You read about 2 weeks ago about how I’d like to level my classroom library this summer as my big summer project.
I’ve been slowly working on it… and by “slowly working on it” I mean that I’ve been researching and trying to figure out the best course of action for storing my books.
A few weeks ago I came across a blog post that shared this photo:
After deciding on what I wanted to do with my classroom library, I wanted to give this idea a shot before spending tens or hundreds of dollars on book storage. So last week when I dropped off a package for my husband, I grabbed 12 medium boxes from the post office.
I was super excited because I had such high hopes.
I used crazy glue and Elmer’s cement glue to glue the box together. I didn’t want to tape it because I didn’t want the tape to show if I decided to paint the box or modge podge it.
So I glued it. I drew lines. I used a box cutter to cut it up…
…and it looks fantastic sitting on my office bookshelf. But my goodness was it ever a piece of work. It took me about 15-20 minutes to assemble and cut one of the boxes. Not too long, but just long enough. Long enough for what you’re probably thinking.
Long enough for me to order 40 magazine file boxes from Amazon. Yep. I did. I ordered boxes.
But I wouldn’t call this a complete Pinterest fail. The medium post office boxes are a great size, are made of super sturdy cardboard, and definitely will hold up over time. So I might take a day to finish the remaining 11 of them. But for now I’m going to make book tags for the boxes I ordered.
How do you store your classroom library books? and how do you have your classroom library organized?