Back to School Prep!

Back to school means hours of preparation.   I’m up to my eyeballs in labels and laminating right now. A million labels with names need to be made, open house preparations and classroom resources that students will use throughout the year.
My kiddos have a writing binder and a reading notebook. We use their reading notebook for interactive notebook pages, reader’s responses and assessment of things we just previously learned. I used 5.5 x 8.5 labels. They are large shipping labels. I slap them right on their composition notebooks and poly binders. Cheap and easy!
 Another quick, easy, life saving tool, is my Helper.  I slap the front and back page together between laminating sheets and my kids have a resource that is easily stored in their chair pocket. A portable word wall, phonics resource, 120’s chart and other math skills, as well as a place to find the info that would normally be hung around the room ie. color and number words.
 I’ve also been laminating and cutting behavior bucks, classroom coupons, strategy cards and name cards. I can’t wait to put it all in use though.
These envelopes are used for all the back to school paperwork and forms that need to be completed and returned.  I include this sweet poem written by Jamie Solley.
I’ve also been laminating all of my new focus wall documents and headers.
I’m sure you all are busy cutting as well. A teachers work is never done!
I have some fun freebies on my Facebook page. This is what’s included on my page. I just added my center labels and checklist. Hope you can find something you like!
Michelle Oakes

Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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