In the mean time, I've been working on my classroom library and it is finally organized. So here is a mini-tour. (I'll post the rest of the room when it's done!)
This shelf holds all my leveled books. I may flip the baskets so the easiest books are more reachable. For now, I'm enjoying the alphabetical order!
This shelf is where I put books for whatever theme we're studying. Right now, it's back to school, of course! And the top of the shelf holds a slew of fiction books that don't fit into any of my theme baskets.
And this shelf holds all my theme baskets like Froggy, Leo Lionni, Animals, Transportation, etc. I also have an empty basket that's labeled "Class Books (by us)." That's where we'll put all the books we write as a class this year and any books individual students write and donate to our library.
A close up of one of my labels...