Printable Labels- A Teacher's Best Friend

Today I am linking up with Kristen and Elizabeth to get my organization on.  I love this linky... So often I feel disorganized, and when I post about BEING organized, it balances my universe <hee hee>
Today I just have a quick one.  I wish I would have remembered to post about it when the gals started the linky because many people were still in school and I use it mostly at the end of the year.  I am fortunate for the most part that I do not have to put everything I own into boxes when I leave my classroom, but I do have to label all of my chairs, book boxes etc.  Instead of writing my name on everything, I simply write my name and room number on paper, copy and cut.  My teammate taught me this one when I started working with her like 10 years ago.
I tape these sheets to my classroom chair, desk, computer chairs etc. so when our custodians clean all the classrooms in our hallway, they know what goes back in my room. 

Something else that I do is print my name and room number on labels.  I usually end up getting these for free from Vistaprint if I can.  I put the labels on all of my staplers, and tape dispensers etc.  That way when my smarties take them to study hall or out into the hallway to work, and of course leave then there, they get returned.  Also, I have a teammate that often will send his students over for things, and then they get left in the wrong classroom.  Using the labels just simply saves me from having to sharpie marker everything to death. 

Stop on over to visit Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files or Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B
and share your Organization Tips!


  1. Yep! Love them and couldn't live without them in my classroom! :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Great idea! My stapler seemed to have legs this year.

    Success in Second Grade

  3. Oh my goodness...I need those labels because my stapler, scissors and glue all had legs this year. I bought a Vistaprint Groupon and haven't used it yet. Now I know what to use it for! Thanks so much for linking up with us :)


    Fun in Room 4B


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