I finally got around to a project I've wanted to do for years. Meet my "Treasured Book" treasure chest ($10 on sale at Hobby Lobby). This is where I'm keeping any book we read-aloud as a shared text. It will be growing all year as we explore more books together.
The hope is that I'll have a collection of books, characters, settings, etc. to readily reference during reading workshop or student conferences. It's already been fun to see students selecting a book to revisit from it during independent reading time. (We can't seem to get enough "Scaredy Squirrel!") This weekend I helped make it official with my fancy ribbon n' rhinestone tag!