Thursday, March 15, 2018

Book Care Review

If your students are anything like mine, they need frequent reminders about book care.  So I make sure that I review book care several times a year.

Last week it was book care review time with my firsties.  We read the story Penelope Popper, Book Doctor by Toni Buzzeo.

After reading the book, I brought out some of my book hospital supplies and demonstrated how they are used.

I also showed them some examples of books that had not been taken care of.   

There may have been a few gasps when I showed them the book covered in mold.

After discussing the proper way to take care of library books, they went to their tables to work on this review sheet while waiting their turn to go to the shelves.  You can download this freebie HERE in my TpT store.  I'd love to know what you think of it, so please leave some feedback if you download it.

Do you do anything special to address book care?

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  1. I really like that you put the objective at the top of the sheet. And what a great idea to show students book repair supplies! I'll save this idea for next year.

    1. So glad you like it. Hope it helps your students with book care. Thanks for stopping by. =)

  2. I love this idea for the younger students, but my worst offenders are the 3rd-5th...any cute ideas for them? (Especially water!!) Thank you for the great blog!

    1. Hi Kathryn,

      Thanks for your comment. I, too, find that my older students have trouble keeping their books dry. I make one minute Snapchat videos (with funny filters) about book care and download them to my phone. Then I upload them to my Google Drive and share them at the beginning of a lesson when older students are coming in. I've shared a couple on Instagram. One is about using bookmarks and one is about using a gallon size ziplock bag to put their books in to protect it from water bottles that might spill in their bookbag. It refreshes their memory without being too preachy and it's a fun way to start the lesson. =)