TeacherBoss Hacks: Labeling
I am all about front loading my work! One of the first things I do when I get my class list is print name labels. I have a template in a word document for Avery mailing labels (the kind that comes with 30 to a sheet) and I print an entire sheet of labels for one student. I like to use cute clip art on some of the labels and just a plain name on others. I use these labels all.the.time!
Here are some examples of what I used the labels for this year:
- homework binder
- school folder
- crayon box
- supply box
- dry erase markers
- baggies of sort cards
- labeling cups that we used for a science experiment
- gingerbread house bags
- valentine candy bags
- testing notecards and envelopes
Basically anytime I thought, “Crap! I have to write everyone’s name on this”, I just pulled out my name labels and saved myself 10 minutes. I would definitely suggest giving this a try next year.
Here’s how I do it easily:
- Open a label template in Microsoft word that fits whatever labels you have
- Type one student’s name on every single label on the sheet
- Add cute clip art to some of the labels. *optional*
- Print the page
- Use the “Find and Replace” function to find whatever student’s name you just used and replace it with a new student’s name.
- Keep repeating steps 5-6.
There you have it! One of my organization life savers. How do you hack labeling? Let me know in the comments.
Talk to you soon,