Thursday, January 5, 2012

Labels, tags, whatever you call them.

Do you remember my fab find from Target the other day?
Remember that I said they were part of a project I was making? Well, I just couldn't wait any longer. I just had to share.

A while ago I bought some digital scrapbooking paper from essentiallySCRAPN on Etsy. They were just $2.00, how could I resist?
If you haven't visited her site on Etsy, you should go take a peek after you read this post. She has some wonderful digital files at some great prices.

So yesterday, while reading Jodie's post about her freebie decluttering tags, which I love and plan on using for my decluttering project, I was inspired to make my tags for my paper sorters.
I finished updating my student files, (are you proud of me?) and set work on these.
I usually work through assignments with my students on the Doc Cam and always have tons of paper to recycle at the end of the day. I end up with stacks of paper cluttering my area, which I hate. I also have another pile of paper for my assessments, which are usually done one-ot-one. Now I will have a nice neat labeled place for each one. BTW, I went back to Target to get more of the paper sorters and they were all gone! I wish I had gotten more when I saw them.

I then made 2 sheets of 6 with different frames and I am sharing them with you. Here is what they look like.
I mixed up the frames just for the image. I stuck to the gray for myself because it will match with my paper sorter. Here are your freebies.
FYI, to add text with a font, open the document with "Preview". Then use you annotations tool bar to add a text box with the font of your choice in the area you want. Or you can always just write on them. I have not printed them yet, so I have no pictures, but I plan to laminate cut out and use a clothes pin, just like Jodie did, to attach it to my paper sorters.

Here was the "Question of the day."
Question of the Day: Do you have an item in your classroom that you anticipate will be challenging to purge, but yet you realize it's just taking up valuable space? 
I have an area, that I anticipate, more like dread, and it is my reading center. Not that I have to purge, and it is not taking up space either. I have to Organize, with a capital O. I never take the time to properly label and organize it, and the kids don't have a proper pay of putting things back orderly. It's the one area I know will take me a long time and I am scared of it. Is anyone willing to do it for me?

Tomorrow I go back to school. I am a bit scared I wont wake up on time. I've been getting up at around 10:00 am every day. Yikes. I will have to set several alarms. I should be back with pictures of the areas I hope to work on for the Organizational Project then. I hope your week has gone well.I'm sad to see my vacation gone.


  1. Those tag templates are adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Love those tags!!!
    And I have been known to go to five different Targets if "my" Target is out of something in the dollar section. I'm crazy but it works!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  3. Very cute!! I hope it helps you stay organized :)

  4. I'm your newest follower and I also teach ELLs!

    I am in the process of getting rid of my desk!!!! {gulp}

    Sweet Times in First


  5. Those tags look very vivid and fun, especially for safari-lovers. Do you have labels with sailor or travel designs for little explorers like my friend's son? =)

    Granville Lochrico

    1. Hi Granville,

      I could try, I just can't seem to find any time at the moment. I will make a note and see if I can create them sometime. If I do I will post them here.

      Ms. M


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