My first year teaching 5th grade had some surprises for sure. It was definitely a learning experience to see what I needed to focus on and what areas I could grow. Professional development aside, perfect the day-to-day operations of the classroom was a challenge! If anything I am thankful to have had such a great group of kids to "practice on" as I move to a new school to try it all over again.
One of my downfalls was having a time consuming check out process. Instead I'm using this summer to organize my classroom library to ensure that the honor system can work for my students. Procedures and practice... But first: organization!
I used Label Daddy labels for some of my newer additions this summer. I sometimes ran out of labels when books arrived to my room and I resorted to writing my name in Sharpie on the cover. Label Daddy labels are resilient; their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection against all those kid adventures.
As a parent I can appreciate how reliable Label Daddy is when I label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings my kids bring to school, sports, or day care. Label Daddy labels keep their things from getting lost or mixed up with others. Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling belongings!
I figured why not my library, too?
I don't like that they can be removed with ease on my books, but the lack of resistance for purposeful removal can be in the pro column for some.