My New Bookcase!
Okay, so the bookcase itself isn’t new and neither are the books on it, but the way it is set up sure is! My school is currently an IB (International Baccalaureate) candidate school, so we think in terms of the six IB themes instead of our old themes. I used to have them filed by topic alphabetically, but decided in the interest of finding all the books I needed to pull, it would make more sense to organize them this way:
I labeled each shelf with the name of the IB theme and then put a colored sticky dot next to the label. Then, each of the boxes that pertain to that unit were also labeled with the same colored sticky dot so they get put back quickly on the right shelf. When I started this idea, I looked at each box that I currently had, decided if it was going to apply to a unit. If it did, I labeled it with the appropriate sticker. If it did not, some of the books went out for the children to use and some were filed in my filing cabinet that holds my “other assorted books” collection–in all four drawers! 🙂
Here is a closer look at the two bottom shelves.