Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Kicking Off Our You've Been Book'd Reading Program For The Year! Here Is How You Can Too!

Tomorrow we kick off our You've Been Book'd program for the 2020-21 school year.  This program is one of the best ways to share special books and cultivate a love of reading with our students and teachers. 
I was so excited to get our You've Been Book'd bags out and pack them up today with 21 new picture book to share with our classrooms tomorrow.  I will be bringing around the posters (as shown at the top of this post) and the bags.  This is such a fun day! The students and teachers are always very excited to get these deliveries. 

If you are interested in knowing more about our You've Been Book'd program, here is the original post from The Library Post.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like the templates for the posters I create each time I make a new You've Been Book'd list. 

Happy Reading, friends.  I can't wait to hear if you try this too. 

Here is the original post...

Saturday, May 11, 2019

You've Been Book'd! A New Picture Book Program At Van Meter!

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we started something new from the library with a little help from our families at Van Meter in the VMEPC.  
I saw this adorable idea during Read Across America Week from Weaver Elementary on Twitter called You've Been Book'd! 
I love this!  What a special way to get more books into classrooms and the hands of teachers and students.  

For our You've Been Book'd program at Van Meter, we wanted to put a bit of a different spin on it for our elementary. 
With our You've Been Book'd program,  there will be six You've Been Book'd bags.  These are little cloth bags with fuzzy, felt like letters that stick onto the bags. 
One bag will start out in each of the grade levels kindergarten through fifth grade with a...
...different picture book in each.  These books will be new to our library collections and ones that haven't been shared in the library with our readers yet.  This will make them super special and new for teachers to share and read aloud. 

I had so much fun picking out the first six...even though it sure was hard to narrow down the list. 
I went around on Thursday and passed them out explaining that after they read the book, they could pass it onto another classroom who hadn't read it yet, with a reminder to not forget to put it back in the bag for its journey around the school.  
To keep track of who has Been Book'd, I created these posters for each door so our readers can mark off which ones they have read in their classroom. 
When every classroom has read all six books, they will be returned to the library in their bags.  

These new books will then be cataloged and circulated within our library collection and six new books will be selected to make their round in the bags and book us!  With each set of books, a new poster will be created and hung on the doors too. 
We are super excited about this new program because it will be a way to not only introduce wonderful new picture books to our students and teachers, it will be a way to continue to build our library collection with a diverse selection of engaging, amazing and very special new books.  

This will also give ownership of the collection to all of our readers, as we remember and cherish the books that we read from the You've Been Book'd bags for years to come.  

Thank you to our VMEPC for helping us kick this off!  You are the best and we appreciate everything you do to make our school awesome and give our students the best experiences every day.  
You will find this file in Canva here.  Please feel free to make a copy of this template for yourself and your You've Been Book'd program. 

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