So, I really haven't started my Summer Vacation yet. I've been at school every day since post-planning, well, Mondays-Thursdays anyway, working on my long summer to do list and I've gotten a few things crossed off the list. Here's what I've done so far:
I've worked on organizing and correctly cataloging the book sets in the Media Storage room. Here are pictures of my progres:
50 boxes of Guided Reading Sets ready for classroom use
A close up of the labels which I made individually for each box
Here's a sample of the types of books in the sets.
22 Guided Reading Chapter Book Sets
A Close Up of the Chapeter Book Set Labels
12 sets of 30 different books, sorted by ascending reading level
A close up of the label on each set
Each set is labeled with bright neon labels desginating what set the books belong with to hopefully help keep books together and make them easy to spot if they get mixed in with classroom library books.
The books are labeled on the front and the back.
Here they all are, nice and organized. Isn't it purdy? ;)
That took most of two weeks so I rewarded myself by working on decorating the MC for next year in the "Read Like A Rock Star" theme. Here are pictures of what I've done.
I made this using PowerPoint then printed off the slides, laminated and cut everything out. Then I just had to hang it. It's hard to see from this picture, but it reads "Read Like A Rock Star."
Then I started on the ciruculation desk. I made a smaller version of the bunting/flags to go here. This is the not quite finished photo.
And here's the completed picture.
Here is my Return Books desk.
And the corner of the circulation desk. This sign says "Welcome Rock Star Readers!"
I made a new "how to check out" sign with rock star characters.
Then, I moved on to the outside entrance.
Here's a close up of the "iReader." The signs reads "iRead...Do U?"
And another version of the "Welcome Rock Star Readers!" sign.
I used our school's poster maker to make the signs larger. It was so much fun making all the signs and decorations. I even made new Media Center passes, bookmarks and punch cards. If you're interested, I've uploaded some of these items on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Click here to get the 8 pack of Media Center/Library Passes. Only $1.00!
Click here to get the Group/Table signs. Only $1.50!
Click here to get the "Read Like A Rock Star" Bookmarks. Only $3.00!
Click here to get the iReader Punch Card Sampler ($1.50) or here to get the iReader Punch Card Pack ($3.00)
If you want it all, you can get the entire pack of all the signs, bookmarks, buntings, passes, punch cards...everything for $7.00. Click here to get it now.
Although I've done quite a bit, I still have a few projects left to do like...
organize and barcode all of this stuff...
and this stuff...
and the magazines on these shelves.
But after all the hard work these last few weeks, I am ready for a break. We leave for Port St. Joe tomorrow and I can't wait to feel the sand between my toes!
What are you busy doing this summer?