Innovative
Classroom

Room Organization

Make Books Accessible

Rather than jamming books together with the binding facing out, face book covers outward. Place them in separate bins organized by topic. You should also label each book according to difficulty level. This way students can find books that they are interested in as well as getting books at the appropriate reading level. Those circular yellow, blue, red and green stickers work well for this. Make one for each reading level: emergent, early, transitional, and fluent. You can level within these 4 levels using numbers. When you meet with individual students, you can talk about the level in which they belong so they will know what books to choose.

More Room Organization Ideas

Bulletin Board File
Supply Labels
Centers Made Simple
Computer CD Organizer
Shared Supplies
Theme Booklet
Cereal Box Folders
Computer Time
Make Books Accessible
Art Portfolios
Housekeeping Documents
Gym Equipment Control
Math Manipulatives
Scrap Box
Parent Helpers
Center Organization
Class Store
Calculator Caddy
Center Attendance
Center Savvy
Table Organization
Class Books
Bell Work
Scrap Box
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
Transparency Tracking
Classroom Library
Drawer Labels
Pencil Pockets
Valentine Keepers
Pencil Sharpening
Magazine Clippings
Water Bottles
Center Map
Supply Totes
Reading Center
Center Necklaces
Center Worksheets
Desk Check
Headphone Control
Learning Displays
Weekly Inventory