I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics again for her Monday Made it.
I was inspired by a few pins on Pinterest and Julie's library checkout system at Lighting a Fire. You can see from my past post here that I orignally made my stars with a gray chevron. However, due to the colors of the walls in my new classroom I changed my class colors this year to red and black. So, I remade the stars, had them printed and went to our local teacher store The Educator to get them laminated. Finally, I put them together.
How does this work? I teach two 4th grade classes ELA and Social Studies. One class will have the red stars and the other the black. Each student will be assigned a class number which will correspond to their star stick. When it is their turn to check out a book they will simply grab their number star and place the stick into the book basket from which they picked their book. That way they will know where to return their book when they are done and I will know who has a book checked out. I used this system last year and it worked great in my classroom. Although, last year I used clothespins with the student's names and the clothespins broke. I am hoping the sticks stay together longer.