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!
Hooray for LiberryGirls! I met three of the most spectacular libes today from the North Country-- here is a shout out to Sandy and Kathy and Kathy! They came to visit to learn about organizing their collection in a way that makes sense to children-- a system that allows young 'uns to browse independently-- a method which is flexible and intuitive and adaptable... Yay, Metis!