Sunday, August 30, 2015

Back to School Bash with The Primary Pack


Y'all I'm so excited...
1.) To finally announce that I am joining 
The Primary Pack
these teachers are amazing and I can't wait to collaborate!

2.) to be a part of this awesome blog hop!
Make sure to start at The Primary Pack! Collect a letter on each blog post which turns into a secret message in the hop to add to the rafflecopter at the end for a chance to win a silhouette cameo!!

This hop is full of back to school tips, freebies, and prizes!








I am a stickler about handwriting and starting early, but I can't stand the folding, peeling, and stickiness of name tags! I've used sharpies for years, but writing their names on the table without lines does not help them with letter placement. This year I used black sharpie to form a headline, midline, and baseline. With silver paint sharpie, I wrote their names. 

What you'll need:

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As teachers we are constantly labeling everything right??? Nothing is worse than obtaining a new classroom after a teacher used the dreaded paper address labels! EEEEEK!!!! We all know the mess that occurs when you try to peel off a basic white paper label right?! This tip is a life saver!!!
I PREFER THE AVERY (link below) OPPOSED TO THESE

(click to grab)
I print off about 20 pages of my students'  names on these amazing CLEAR labels! 
1.) They are super duper sticky (harder for teeny fingers to peel)
2.) They come off in one piece when needed
3.) They last ALL YEAR!
I use them for everything. Books. Folders. Cubbies. Tables. Carpet seats. EVERYTHING! 



EMERGENCY CONTACT...
For years I fumbled with folders, papers, files, but nothing has ever been simpler! I absolutely love having my emergency contact cards (double sided) with all the emergency information you need on ONE RING! I keep this ring in my emergency bag that goes with us on each trip and/or drill. On this card (found as a freebie below) you have child's name, birthday, address, numbers, pickup, and contacts all in one spot! 
I simply copy the contact forms front to back on cardstock, punch a hole in the corner, and bind the class together with a binder ring! Easy peasy!

What you'll need:
(click to grab)






Once again, make sure to start at The Primary Pack to collect a letter at each blog that will turn into a secret message to enter into the rafflecopter at the end of the hop! 

(for a freebie of my emergency contact ring, please click here)







My giveaway letter is U! 
Be sure to write that down to find the 
SECRET MESSAGE as you hop along! 







Visit the adorable Alisha at Missing Tooth Grins to find the next hop!



26 comments :

I Teach Elementary said...

I love the idea of writing the names on the table with sharpie!

Christina Marie said...
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Christina Marie said...

Love the ideas!! Thank you for the freebie! Have a great school year!

Christina :)

kathy said...

I love tip #2! I had not thought of clear address labels!

amberjo226 said...

These tips are so helpful in any grade! Thanks for sharing!

Erin R said...

I really like the clear labels tip. Thanks

Erin R said...

I really like the clear labels tip. Thanks so much

Mrs. Brown said...

Love the idea of writing their names directly on the tables...

Ms. Hoag said...

Clear labels!

tll6601 said...

I loved Tip #3!

tll6601 said...

I loved Tip #3!

Toni Nicholson said...

Love tip #3!
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Jenelle Malone said...

Tip #2! I recently started labeling everything!!!

Bobbi said...

Love the Emergency Contact Idea!!

Emily Levine said...

Emergenecy contact idea was a good one!

mrscatizone said...

Clear labels and emergency card ring are fantastic ideas!

Melinda said...

The clear labels! You are right about the white ones coming off!

Melinda said...

The clear labels! You are right about the white ones coming off!

Mrs. S said...

Clear labels...did not know they existed!

Donna Allsworth said...

I love the clear labels and the info card ring.

Stephanie said...

I label all my notebooks etc. with labels. I never thought of using clear labels for easy removal! Wow!

Tonya Lambert said...

Keep a positive attitude - it will get you through even the toughest times!

Lisa Marshall said...

I loved emergency contact tip!

Melissa said...

Get plenty of sleep.

Miss Karen said...

Love the tip 1 but how do you erase the names each year without damage to the table?

Kelley Nagy said...

Hmmm love the Student Info Card... wonder where you got the idea :) I am always so hesitant to write on their desks or tables with Sharpies, but I like this idea and want to try! Thanks!