I have 5 tables of students in my classroom so one table will shop each day. Now that we have practiced for a week I am going to let them shop first thing in the morning when they come into the room. I am having them shop at this time to save class time.
This week we only worked on shopping for "look books." At this point we have three "look books" in our boxes and 2 "good fit" readers. I will add shopping for "good fit" books in another week.
I had the kids sit their book boxes on my table, decide which books they wanted to trade in, lay the books they were trading in on my table, then choose that many new books from my bins. At this point I am not having them put their books away. I will teach them how to do that later. They can choose their new books from the ones people are trading in or from my book bins.
They loved being able to pick their own books from my bins. I can't wait to add "good fit" books to their shopping.
I had to snap a picture of this little one because has was just too cute. He was so tired he fell asleep in the middle of work on writing.