Two things I've really been working hard to try to incorporate in my classroom this year: The Daily 5 for intermediate grades and organization. So, when The Lesson Plan Diva started hosting a linky party for center organization, I was more than happy to participate.
Check it out for yourself:
So far my organization isn't fancy or ingenious, so I'm happy for any suggestions you might have.
These are the color codes I put on my classroom library books. This is based off of Beth Newingham's system. Check it out at http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/library%20Organization.htm
I also use her basket labels that help students find different book genres more easily. It's kind of hard to see the labels, so you can check it out at http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/basket_labels.htm
The double copies of books (buddy books) are in the baskets on top. They're organized by the last name of the author.
This is the rack where I keep my "Hot Reads" (the books I've recently read and enjoyed).
I got the hanging racks at http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/product/store+more%26reg-+wire+works+hang-up+totes+storage+rack.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search for $20.00.
This is a close-up of some the cards I'm using to help the kids differentiate between the stations. I also try to include these on the activities themselves, so everything returns to its rightful home at the end of the day.
Here's where I store extra center materials, particularly the bulky ones.