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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Finding Time before Dismissal

"How do I make the time for a Closing Circle at the end of the school day?" That is definitely the question I hear most from people who want to start using…
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Classroom Jobs

Monday mornings were especially exciting in my classroom because that’s when students discovered what their weekly jobs would be. They would go straight to the classroom job chart and search for their…
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