I found this awesome resource on Pinterest this week and I see it taking up most of my spring break. =)
Classroom Booksource is a way to organize all of your books and let students check them out. You can scan books in using your smartphone, iPod, or iPad (they also have apps for both Apple and Android products). I so excited about this because I'm hoping it allows me to keep track of what books students are reading and even allow them to take AR books home on occasion. Did I mention- it's totally FREE??? That's the best part if you ask me. Here is a video if you want to learn more.
Right now, I have my books sorted by AR levels and colored coded with sticker so that my kids can easily select and put away books correctly. Just last week one of my sweeties from last year brought an AR book back to me that he had accidentally taken home last year. (He found it while cleaning his room- ha!) I had no idea it was gone. I think this awesome website and app will help me keep track of books and even save me some money. I hope some other people are as excited as I am about this! (I know I can count on some of my teacher friends to be nerdy with me- right?!?!)
Also through Pinterest (have I mentioned how obsessed I am?), I found this lovely blog: Sweet Blessings.
She had found through Pinterest (are you rolling your eyes yet to the number of times I've mentioned Pinterest? If not, Pinterest. hehe) a cute saying and made this great little sign to go along with it. She has a link on her blog to download it for FREE!
I love, but it didn't quiet match the rest of my classroom posters, so I decided to make a very similar version, but with my classroom color scheme. Feel free to download it, but please make sure you visit Sweet Blessings!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend- it's almost Monday!