All 120 Storysacks are stored across several cupboards between the 2 year one classrooms, in alphabetical groups e.g. A-E, by title.
Storysacks Admin Cupboard
Located next to the fire extinguisher cupboard, it had a pull out desk. Here you can find:
- PHOTOBLURB-ON LOAN BOX
- PHOTOBLURB STORYSACKS LIBRARY
- STORYSACKS TITLES CARD FILE BOX
- BORROWERS CARD FILE BOX
- OUT OF ACTION BOX
- CLASS REGISTER
- MISSING PIECES NOTICES
- COMMENTS SLIPS
- SIGN UP SLIPS
- INVENTORY FILE
Also stationary, needle & thread, spare counters & dice, folders with borrowers card files from previous years, comments slips from previous years, MASTER COPIES of;
- MISSING PIECES NOTICE
- COMMENTS SLIPS
- SIGN UP NOTICES
Borrowers card file box
Contains a card for each borrower. Children’s cards have their parents contact details underneath their names. The teachers cards are at the back of this box. Storysack title, date borrowed and date returned are recorded on these cards.
Storysack titles card file box
Contains a card for each Storysack. Borrower’s name, date borrowed, date returned are recorded on these cards.
One for each class, with the children’s first names, and the Storysacks they choose listed next to them. I use an Excel document with boxes for the childrens names with boxes next to them in rows to fill in the storysack titles they choose. I do a new register each half-term. Each week I use a highlighter pen to cross through the storysack they have brought back – this way you can see instantly who hasn’t brought back their sack but at the same time see what titles the child has had previously. Before I go into class I score a line through the boxes for children who haven’t brought their sack back and colour with the highlighter pen, so that children aren’t given storysacks by mistake.
Every Storysack has an inventory page, which is used to check the
Storysack contents after it has been on loan.
Each Storysack has a PHOTOBLURB, an A4 laminated card with a photo of the Storysack’s contents and a brief summary of the story.
PHOTOBLURB- ON LOAN BOX
Photoblurbs of Storysacks currently on loan go in this box.
PHOTOBLURB- LIBRARY BOX
All photoblurbs for Storysacks available for loan go in this box.
OUT OF ACTION BOX
Contains PHOTOBLURBS of sacks currently out of action.
MISSING PIECES NOTICE
Standard notice given to parents when they have returned a sack with something missing.
Attached to STORYSACK FILE CARD when it is on loan or Out of Action.
There’s one in every sack, inviting parents to comment on the sack, or communicate with the LIBRARIAN.
A laminated card inside every storysack. It helps parents to use storysacks, by suggesting questions to ask children about the stories and illustrations and also further activities.
GUIDE FOR PARENTS
From Storysacks Ltd. This is a more general document about the benefits storysacks can bring to learning.
STORYSACKS SIGN UP SLIP
Contact details-to be filled in by parent of child signing up for Storysacks.
Out of action cupboard
The full height cupboard located opposite the stock cupboard and next to one of the year one class’ door. In fact these OUT OF ACTION STORYSACKS are only on the bottom two shelves.
Located in the cupboard under the Storysacks Admin Cupboard. These are copies of books currently in the Storysacks Library to use as replacements for books which go missing or are damaged beyond use. The story books are arranged alphabetically, the non fiction books are stacked next to them.
Spare and duplicate sacks
Located in the Out of action cupboard. Here you will find the GAMES LEVER ARCH FILE, boxes of spare soft toy characters, spare games parts, bits for new games under construction. Some spare pieces plastic animals, fruit, people can be found with the SPARE BOOKS.