Book Nooks!

Good morning bloggy friends! I was looking at my list of my classroom "must-do crafts" I realized that I have completed every thing on my list this summer.... except for those crate seats. Ya'll they are daunting me! I want some sooooo bad but I really don't want to make them! Ha! I don't know why! I have pretty much all the materials except for the wood and foam. 

So, in avoidance, I was looking at my pin board trying to figure out something I really wanted to make this week for Monday Made it when I came across this pin:
book nooks
The link was broken but it took me to Tonya's Treats for Teachers so I contacted Tonya to ask if it was hers and it is! But it's from an old blog that she no longer has so there is no link to it. I say she should run that post again on her new blog! :)

Anyway - I made my own little "book nook" poster for my kids to choose from when reading to self and partners. 
Oh and I added glitter to those snazzy little clothespins! LOVE them!
Just put a little Mod Podge on, glitter up, let dry and add a top layer of Mod Podge so the glitter doesn't fall off as bad. Easy peasy!
I'm going to use the poster when doing my check-ins for Daily 5. If they are reading to self or a partner, as I call them they will put a clothespin on their reading spot. Once the spot has a clip on it, no one else can take the spot. Hopefully it will keep down bickering and kids trying to sit a little TOO close to their buddies! ;)

I'm linking up with Tara for her ever-so-fabulous linky! I'm so sad the summer is almost gone! EEEEEK! Only a few more weeks until this gal is back to school!
Have a fabulous Monday friends!



  1. I made those seat crates and it didn't take any time at all. Just go to Walmart and get an egg crate bedding, and a vinyl table cloth. When you go get your wood, preferrably at Home Depot, because they will cut it to fit, make sure they round the sides to fit perfectly. Use a staple gun. It will be finished in about an hour. No problem at all. I made 7 of them...Come over to my blog and see my things that were on my to do list.

  2. Love the book nook poster...and who doesn't love a lil' glitter and mod podge? Thanks for sharing :)

    Treasures for Teaching

  3. That book nook poster is SO cute! I agree, Tonya should run that post again. I'm also intimidated by the crate seats. I don't know why, but I've been putting mine off too. I guess you are locked in now that you have put them on your book nook poster. No turning back now. Hehe. :)
    The Teaching Thief

  4. Love the book nook..thank you for digging up Tonya's old post - your's is very snazzy with those glitter clothes pins!


    Books, Blocks and Baskets

  5. I seriously love all of Tonya's ideas.. they sure are sweet treats for me! I love how your project came out, and those close pins are to die for!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  6. I am an organization freak. As soon as I saw this I thought "why haven't I thought of that". We also start school soon. We finally get to take our stuff to our new school on Monday, so I will make this in anticipation!!

  7. I saw that post on pinterest too! I like that idea! I seriously have a million crafts going on at once! I'm jealous your list is finished! I'm a new follower! I'd love for you to come check out my blog!

    First Grade Fabulosity

    Carly :)

  8. I love your book nooks board. I was thinking about making a class jobs poster that has the same features. Perhaps it's time to make 2 new boards for the classroom :)
    Stories by Storie

  9. Ummm...your book nook puts my book nook to SHAME! Great job! and I LOVE the glitter clips! I will blog about book nooks again here soon! The problem is...I didn't even use it last year! YIKES! It's not that I didn't want to, I now switch for literacy and math classes so it was hard to have that up just for my literacy class. If I end of having a separate independent reading block this year I will for sure be using book nooks again!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  10. I love this idea! We don't use the Daily 5 in our school, but we do have both private and partner reading time during our reading workshop. I always let the kids pick where they sit but it gets confusing to keep track... now they can mark where they sit on their own! I love it!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    MaMa Goose’s Kindergarten

  11. Love this! I thought about something like this the other day just for seating in my classroom. I'm doing open seating this year in Kindergarten and thought I needed a "little" bit of control so I want them to choose where they sit when they first come in. Yours looks ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing!

    Kinder Kraziness

  12. Well that turned out amazingly cute! I love the glitter on the clothespins! I haven't seen this idea and its really awesome! Great made it.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  13. I LOVE that idea with the poster and where the students can read to self. It will eliminate any chaos and bickering (who wouldn't want that?). I am your newest follower!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  14. Very cute...and I LOVE those clothes pins!! ;)

    I can't figure out how you find time for all of these projects as a busy momma of two! I am in awe of you!!!

  15. I haven't heard of the book nook idea but I LOVE it!! What an awesome idea & those clothespins look fab!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  16. Hey Nicole... I LOVE the frame that you used around the words "book nooks" on your poster. Do you happen to remember where you got it??? :) Thanks!


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