Innovative
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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.

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Valentine Keepers
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Bell Work
Bulletin Board File
Pencil Pockets
Drawer Labels
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Center Necklaces
Gym Equipment Control
Center Attendance
Art Portfolios
Math Manipulatives
Center Map
Weekly Inventory
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Center Savvy
Scrap Box
Magazine Clippings
Headphone Control
Computer CD Organizer
Theme Booklet
Class Store
Shared Supplies
Parent Helpers
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Cereal Box Folders
Reading Center
Pencil Sharpening
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Calculator Caddy
Supply Totes
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