Friday, August 23, 2013

Make a Book Bag

Over the years I have built a huge classroom library. I have a love of books and want to share them with my students. Unfortunately the books are not indistructable. One way I try to keep the books in one piece is to have the students keep them in a bag. At first I used gallon Ziplock bags, but the students didn't have an ownership of the bag and rarely used them. I decided that the bag had to be important, something that the students liked. That was the beginning of the Book Bag. Each September, about 2 weeks into school, we make personalized mini bags that are perfect for carrying and storing my books. Unless the students are reading my books the books are to be stored in the Book Bag. The Book Bag goes back and forth each day as well. The students are proud of their bag and take much better care of it than a plastic bag, plus my books get better care. I have even had students continue to use their bags the next few years at school. Find the FREE directions at my TPT store.

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