Do you have books that don’t belong anywhere in your library? Well, I definitely did! There were several books that just wouldn’t fit into a category like I wanted, or I had several of that category already. So, I decided to start putting those books to the side until I had saved up a little over 100 books. This past year, I was able to take those 100 books and turn them into my “Book Buddies.” I can have up to 22 students in my class, so I made enough for a full class. There are 22 bags with 5 books in each one. My students take a new book bag home on Monday to read throughout the week. Here are some pictures of my book bags:I must say that to buy the bags and have them embroidered was a little pricey, BUT they will last me for a very long time. Also, they are washable and bleachable! Each bag has a different number so that we can keep up with who has which bagHere are some of the things that helped my system stay organized!
Hope you find this helpful for your classroom! Do you send home books weekly or have any other ideas? Please share!