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Now, I should remind you (and myself) about the title of this blog ... Reading Amid the Chaos. Yes, I have the resource room library that is a mish-mosh of books, magazines and graphic novels. I have only sorted books by fiction/non-fiction, AR vs. not AR (I'm sorry - my kids begged me... that's a whole other post). I haven't taken the time or bought the supplies to properly sort out the books to make them kid friendly, and grouped by topics or authors. I'm hoping to do this sooner versus later.
I also have a terrible check out system: none. <Sigh>
So, my dilemma is now how to get books back from the students who have them at home. I do realize that they have similar organizational challenges that I face. I'm thinking that if I hand each of them a canvas shopping bag with a cute note stapled to it, I might recoup some of the books. I'm also thinking of giving each student a friendly call that evening to remind them to fill up the bag. Wish me luck!
I've been teaching nearly 10 years now. I've learned that the more proactive you are, the less reactive you have to be, but I'm still not very good at it!