I got it! The class list! This is when things start to get exciting for me! I have 27 second graders as of now which is just shy of our max of 28. It looks to be an even balance of boys and girls but there are some with a name that could go either way. I've got a few siblings this year from SUPER helpful families and that is fantastic news! Of all of the names, I have a Charlotte and a Charlette. Go figure. Anyway, after I take a look to see all of their cute names and see if I recognize any last names, I immediately GET TO WORK!
Read on and I'll tell you how I cut costs and save precious time!
This year, I have to throw together my room in a FAT HURRY! Before leaving for the summer, I stocked up on some colorful blank name tags from Creative Teaching Press. I slap on an address label and then laminate them to use for cubby tags. They are fun and colorful, AND I use very little ink that way. As a matter of fact, I slap those address labels on everything~ student folders, workbooks, composition books, spiral notebooks, job rotation cards, job boards...you can see my post about that and some pictures here.
Last year, I provided a link to download the template from Avery. I have found that some sites ask you to install or allow other things and that always makes me nervous. For the same Avery template from someone you can trust :), you can download a freebie from my dropbox if you like. Just click on the image to take you there.
This is what you will see when you get to the document. Be sure to click on the arrow in the corner to download it!
Then you can make changes!
The template freebie is very plain Jane, but I always make some for my nieces with a little clip art flower or some fancy, colorful fonts! You might try that too!
What creative, time-saving ways have you found to use address labels?