100 % of my students report that they have, on occasion, been unable to find what they were looking for in the library... so I recatalogued the collection to a system based on topic and genre-- In addition, children at my school do not learn decimals until the end of fourth grade (pre-k 4 school). METIS, adapted from the system used at the Ethical Culture School in New York, eliminates the Dewey Decimal System!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
What a breeze! I made signs-- easy and tricky fantasy, realistic, historical... then sorted! Anything that didn't fit went elsewhere in the collection. The labels were easy to whip off and we used the barcode scanner after these books were labeled to change the call number. 6 shelves left, and then biographies... almost done!