Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More Bookshelves

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Remember the bookcases I was building? I finally picked up the rest of the supplies to finish them off & now all our books are in their proper places. This has been a really simple and reasonably fun project. I like keeping all our books with like topics on the same shelf, all though I've yet to resort to the Dewey Decimal system. All though, I did contemplate it a few times.. Don't judge me, I'm just being honest here people!


I put up six more shelves to finish off the space I had intended for this purpose. It was just right to get all our notebooks, lapbooks, teacher manuals, & Five In A Row books back on the shelves where we could easily access them. Can you see our small pile of Spy Science stuff under the shelf above? We'll be using that very soon, the boys are super excited! Across the top of the shelves I either have plastic tubs. There's one tub for each child which will hold the books I want them to read over the school year. Another tub will hold our read alouds, & the remaining tubs will holds books we'll be reading during the course of the school year. The rest of the shelves are organised by topic. Laugh if you must, but I promise I can find any of our books in a very short amount of time this way.


I built a shorter shelf on this side wall because of the light switch. It's for an outside light that we don't use very often at this point, but I still don't like covering them up. This top shelf might change to hold more books we'll be using this year, but for now it holds our sticker maker {we love this machine} & Jayden's incredible marble maze that he was given for Christmas. It's so much fun to grab a marble and watch it run it's course when you're suppose to be getting coloured pencils, notebooks, or even if you're just passing through the room.

The school room is nearly complete now. Just waiting on finding a few posters I'd like to hang up on the walls & possibly a bulletin/white board over the boys desks. I really like the way the room has come together, & I especially like my bookshelves!

8 comments:

Dianna said...

love you shelves. They are so cool.

Catherine said...

Woot, Kendra! They look great. :)

Nancy said...

Wow! What a great job Kendra!!! I love that sort of "log" look too! I may have to steal that idea!

Amy said...

They look great. I love your idea for the the log end shelving. We are in the planning stages of building our own home library shelving - so I will be sharing this with my dh. :)

Kylie said...

You did an awesome job! Nothing like new shelves :-) That marble is looking very cool. Have you shared in more details about that? Maybe I missed it ;-)

Sheryll said...

Love all the bookshelves. We got one of those marble mazes for Christmas too!

Kendra said...

Kylie, I haven't.. it was a fun present our youngest got from an Auntie.. I'll post a better picture though. :)

Sheryll, I had to ask for help in finding one because I wasn't sure myself, this was the best link. I also found a couple of books I'm going to get to go with both.. :D

Sheryll said...

Hmmm...we have an Australian Geographic here, I wonder if they have the poster in their stores. I'll have to check. Hope you will blog about the books to go with it, I'd love to see.