Clean Shelf

In order to get the space cleaned off to store my Math Work Station tubs, I had to do some cleaning.  I moved a wire two shelf shelf off the counter as well as all my Science materials (I found a better place for them).

The wire shelf had all my buckets of Reading A-Z leveled books on it.  I thought moving those closer to the area where I use them was a better idea than walking halfway across the room!  Here is a picture of the results after I moved them to their new home and after the MWS tubs were sent to their new homes!

I’ve got my books in leveled tubs and the games and activities I use all the time tucked away on this shelf right behind my small group table!

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on November 29, 2011, in Organization, Reading A-Z. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Kristen,

    I am looking for any info you can give me regarding using Reading a to z in Kindergarten. I want to organize the books by one of the categories (either reading strategies, comprehension, phonics, grammar, etc). Which way do you recommend? They will be used for all of those strategies, but I am looking at all of the books and there is no way I will be able to get through them all in one year. How do you pick and choose which books you will do with your class?


    • Hi Season,
      I keep my Reading A-Z books in tubs by reading level, but I always stick a card in them after I use them telling me what strategies they lend themselves to. I think that part of using these books is that you might need to use a few of them and see how they work for you and which skills your kids need at the time. The reason I keep them by level is because I can pull any of them at anytime and know they will be on their reading level. I like the lesson plans that come with the Reading A-Z books because I can use as much or as little as I need in each small group I teach.
      I pick my books to tie in with our IB (International Baccalaureate) unit. Right now, I am using all the books about ponds, tadpoles, etc, but I am using them to teach the skills that my students need at those levels.
      Kristen 🙂


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