Book Hospital: A Bright Idea for a Classroom Library

I'm back to share a Bright Idea that has saved me lots of time!

A couple of years ago I ran across a picture on Pinterest, via The Daily Cafe, of a book hospital and it made think about how much I needed one for my class.

So I created my own book hospital:
To create it, I adhered scrapbook paper around a book bucket using Mod Podge.  I used my Cricut to create the little owl cut outs and the letters.

If you don't have a Silhouette or a Cricut, you could easily whip up a label on your computer and attach it to a book bucket/basket to designate it as your book hospital.  

At first, I had to remind my students to put books in the book hospital when they came to me with a ripped book, but now they know to place their ripped books in the book hospital instead of bringing them to me.  I can fix the books as time allows or when several books have accumulated in the "hospital."  I placed my book hospital right above my library so the kids can easily place books in there. So easy!  Saves me lots of time!

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October Currently

1. Listening: I'm listening to my dog snore.  He's a pug and he can't help but snore, even when he's awake.

2. Loving: The cooler weather. It's been in the 100's for way too long!  We are finally heading into the  low 90's!

3. Thinking: We should move to California or Texas for better weather :)

4. Wanting:  The iPhone 6, but I'm not sure about the size.  I wanted a bigger screen than the 5, but the 6 kind of looks humongous.

5. Needing: To prep my Engage NY math lessons for next week.  Talk about rigor!!

6. Trick or Treat:
a treat :)  I'm putting three items on sale :)

Now link up with Farley for Currently!!

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