New Design and Library Preparations

I am so excited about my new blog design! Erin at Creating and Designing is amazing and put the finishing touches on it today. She also has a teaching blog with some really great ideas too!

This week I have been battling with computer problems. Why do people create weird, mean viruses? I don’t understand. I was (thankfully) able to get everything off of my computer before restoring it back to factory settings. Grrrr. I have heard that Pinterest has lots of viruses going around, so be careful about what you pin and click. Now, I have had to reinstall everything. I have almost got it all back to normal!  Finally : )
Today  I took on my book bin project. I have a little database of all of my children’s books so I know exactly what I have, but they are all just thrown in a random bin. So today I dumped everything out and sorted accordingly. It was fun to revisit some books that I have forgotten about! First, I made labels on my computer for all of my different book categories. This is what my label for my Junie B. Jones books looks like. 
(Don't you just love precious Junie?)
Total I think I had like 40 different categories of books. Some of my categories included: Valentine’s Day, School, Feelings, Curious George, Winter, Poetry, Animals, Insects…you get the idea! Some categories have three books and some have twenty. It's just a good way for my to by my OCD self!
I ran each of the card through my little laminator, which I LOVE by the way!

Then , the books took over my room and I sorted them into the different categories. Why didn’t I take a picture of this part?!? Ahhh!
Next, I put them all back in the bins  with the category cards.

Once the mess was put away, I labeled each bin with exactly what books were in it.

Then I slid all three bins back under the bed.

Here is my plan: I will have Velcro on the back of the category cards and Velcro on my book bins. Then, I will just Velcro on the card and put in the books in the bin. I want it to be easy to switch out the books in my classroom library.
How do you keep track of all your books?


  1. I love your idea to do velcro on the bins. I changed my labels after my first year of teaching as my book collection grew and will most likely be doing it again after this year!

    Velcro is so smart!

    Creating & Teaching

  2. Cute blog, I am excited to follow you!

  3. I found you through Erin at Creating and Teaching, and I'm your newest follower :) I love your book bin organization!


  4. Welcome to the blogging world. Your blog is adorable!

    Happy Blogging!

    Ann @

  5. I like the design of your blog- very cute! Good idea for using velcro! Thanks for sharing it!
    Conversations in Literacy

  6. I'm jealous over your book organization!! You want to visit NC and organize my classroom library?

    Hello Mrs Sykes

  7. I'm your newest follower and found you off of Erin's design page. She also designed mine, isn't she wonderful! Looking forward to reading future posts!


  8. Do you sell the book bin labels in your TpT store?

  9. Its remarkable blog..thanks for sharing...!! Plastic cards