I spent a third day in my classroom before our "official" workshop days begin. My main focus was finalizing the classroom library. Here is a picture of the non-fiction books. This is one area that I know I need to build. That will be a main focus for me this year.
I am so excited about the main part of my library. I love the circular book shelf in the middle that will highlight books that I want to make sure my 4th graders will read. I also brought out some old bins (and bought new ones) to house popular books and series of books.
I am going to encourage the reading of graphic novels this year. This was a new genre to me this summer and I want to share these books with my students. I have Babymouse, Squish, and Lunch Lady books in the red and blue bins.
My desk sits behind this bookshelf. I am going to display all of my favorite hard cover books here. I use to keep them in a cupboard, but I want them out where the kids can see them and read them.
After a great day in the classroom I cam home to a package in the mail. More books to read and share with my future fourth grade students...