This is my first time doing Five for Friday.. so here goes!
1.Here are some photos of my classroom library! I’ve got over 700 middle grades and young adult novels for my students to check out. I organize by genre, so I have labeled and color coded sections for historical fiction, realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction. Because of limited classroom space, I’ve got sections spread out around my classroom.
Historical and realistic fiction are on my back shelves.
You can read more about my independent reading incentive program in Thursday’s blog post!
2. I’m all set and registered for the Texas Library Association conference during the last week of April! The librarian and I are driving to Ft. Worth (about a 6 hour drive) for 3 days of books, books, and more books! This is a great way for me to be “in the know” with upcoming middle grades and young adult titles and also get TONS of free advanced reader copies for my classroom library! I absolutely canNOT wait!
3. Do you ever use Office Depot’s printing service? Any time I need to print color posters or other similar items for my classroom I always upload them online and pick up in store a few hours later. I have everything printed on card stock and the quality can’t be beat. Plus, I don’t have to worry about using up all that precious color ink! Today I printed 20 pages in color on white card stock and it was under $10.
4. I have been working feverishly for about a month now on my huge figurative language unit. I’m hoping to finish it and have it posted by tomorrow! Here’s a peek at my poster set that goes along with the unit. Figurative Language is Reading Candy! You can get it here. Of course, Office Depot did a fabulous job of printing these in brilliant color!
5. It’s so frustrating when you’re trying to find the “just right” backgrounds for your projects! I finally broke down and made a few of my own to use myself and posted this freebie on TpT. You can get my Large Chevron Brights Pack Freebie here!