I am a VERY organized person as you may already know. When things are not organized, I feel stressed and can become overwhelmed very easily. Lucky for me, my husband is the same way so he understands my madness.
Everything in my classroom is labeled! Using Avery sticker address labels (large and small) is a FAST way to label the contents of your classroom. I use them everywhere. 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 to label each student’s belongings.
I LOVE the standard size address labels for all the things (pictured above)!
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 artwork on the 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 also makes it super easy when a new student joins our class. Just print a page of stickers with his name, then go around the classroom labeling all of his new things!
I LOVE the small size sticker labels too! The best part about using the small labels is you can print many more copies of your class list on one page!
You can also use labels 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 the student’s name and staple it next to their artwork! Super simple and adorable!
Small labels also work well to label my books. I feel like I am ALWAYS finding new, wonderful books! To differentiate between my personal books and the school’s 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.
These Avery labels are great to keep on hand when you need to label random things in the classroom throughout the year!
Some of the things I use them for randomly are:
- art projects
- goodie bags from class parties or celebrations
- back to school folders
- cooking projects
- family name tags
- bathroom boxes
- basically anything else I need to label with each students name during the year
You can find the labels at your local office store or on Amazon.
It’s super easy to format and print them using Microsoft Word!
- Open the label template in Word that is for the label you have (all labels sizes are identified with a unique code)
- Type each students name on each label
- Print (make sure you print a few extra just to have on hand)
- Save what you created
- Print extras as needed during the year