Ugh! Anyway, I hope that I haven't made everyone leave with those thoughts because I have a great idea to share with you. Years ago when I was first teaching Kindergarten a friend of mine, Lisa Pilgrim, introduced me to this tip and I would like to share it with you all. Here it is.....
Create an entire sheet of labels in advance for each student in your class.
I print these before the first week of school and place them on the student's desk. I usually use the first couple for my behavior chart, library cards, job charts, etc. Then as the students need their names written for the pencil boxes, workbooks, composition books and so on, they simply peel and stick. This was so very helpful when I taught kindergarten, but I still use it in the upper grades. My kiddos are responsible for keeping the labels in their desk after the first use and they know not to use them unless directed to do so. It has been a huge time saver. Plus, the labels look so clean and organized ;)
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