Building Our Classroom Library

When my new third grade students saw our classroom library for the first time this year, all of the book baskets on the shelves were empty, and although the baskets were labeled "F" and "NF," I'd torn off all the other labels I'd made to categorize the books. I put boxes full of books out on the library rug so the children could see that we'd have lots of books in the library eventually, but they were closed to students for the time being.
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