What I have already done:
- Ordered spine label stickers for most genres.
- Decided to tackle fiction first with a few nonfiction areas like poetry and sports.
- Made a running list of genres and abbreviations for the spine labels.
- Read lots of blogs from people who have already done this. Getting ideas!
First decisions to be made:
- When will I begin? Should I try to do this with students around or wait until we close down for the year?
- How will the spines look?
- How will I change the record in Alexandria?
- What genres will I organize them into?
- How should I re-organize the shelves?
- How can I get help? (Parent volunteers, 5th grade students, etc.)