I don't know about y'all (yep. I said it. Y'all. I am Southern), but at the end of the year I get in super planning mode. I keep thinking about all the things I want to do this summer and I want to start them all RIGHT NOW. I am trying to keep calm and focus on what I need to do-which is back up my entire classroom in preparation for my move down the hall, finish all my end of the year paperwork, and enjoy my kids.
That being said, I am considering doing book boxes or book bins next year for my kids. The room I am moving to is a bit smaller (ok a lot smaller) than my current room and there will not be a lot of storage for students. My thoughts were to get those book bins or boxes and have students keep their current reading selections in there along with their reading journal, reading folder, and perhaps writing folders. I have never done book boxes before so I am looking for input.
My questions to you:
Have you used book boxes before and how did it go?
What did students keep in them?
What kind works best? The cardboard or should I spring from the plastic ones?
Thanks for any input you can give. I know we are all busy and exhausted but not too much longer!!!