I am a VERY organized person as you may know. When things are not organized I feel stressed and can become overwhelmed very easily. Lucky me, my husband is the same way so he understands my madness.
Labels...everything in my classroom is labeled! Using Avery sticker address labels is a FAST way to label your classroom. I use them all over my classroom.
When I get my class list, I make a class list using the small and large address sticker format. Then all I need to do is print and stick!
My job board, family board, and even the necklaces inside the pockets have the address size name stickers on them! We are the Super Stars so I took some cute stars and added name stickers to them to label the art work on bulletin board. I also labeled the students cots, bathroom boxes (holds an extra set of clothes), and lending library pockets with the name stickers. Using the stickers makes it super easy when a new student starts too. Just print a page of stickers with his name then go around the classroom labeling!
I LOVE the small size sticker labels too! The best part using the small labels is you can print 4 class lists on one page!
You can use them on file tabs. I have my portfolio, student files (not pictured), and family mailboxes all labeled with students names using the stickers. I had a few name plates left from a past year so I stuck the small labels on them sideways. All I had to do was cut across under their name and staple it next to their artwork! Super simple!
Small labels also work well to label my books. I feel like I am ALWAYS find new, wonderful books! To keep track of my books and the schools books, I add small labels to the binding of my books. It makes it very easy for me to see if the book is my personal copy or if it is school's copy.
Now, on to labeling materials and activities for students to use. I am in the process of remaking ALL my labels. This is my tenth year teaching so my old set of labels looked very sad. The things OUT in my classroom have new labels but EVERYTHING in my closet and office do not. That is on my to do list! I need to take new pictures of EVERYTHING. It will be a task but worth it in the end. Especially if they last 10 years like my last set did. I will add them to my TPT store when I have more done so you can just print, laminate, and cut!
When I put the lables in my preschool classroom, I put one label on the tub and one on the self. This makes clean up so much faster! Students can put items away independently by matching pictures.
I did make my LARGE classroom labels this summer! One project complete! You can find out more about them HERE or purchase your own set HERE. I included a set that is editable too!
Moving on...what else keeps my organized? My Teacher Binder and my Assessment book. I had my assessment book bound at an office store. Love that!
In the first section, each student has their own individual page. Really 2 pages copied front to back.
The next three sections are literacy, math, and fine motor. You can find out more about my assessments HERE! You can purchase Preschool & Kindergarten Assessments made Easy HERE.HERE or purchase it HERE.
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