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August 2, 2012

Labels Labels Everywhere!


They aren't everywhere anymore!  I found this 13 section expanding file in my garage this summer, and thought that there would be something I could use it for...then it hit me - a place to sort and store my labels!

As I've shared before, I got a deal on address labels a couple of weeks ago at Office Max.  After I made up my Writing Rubric Labels, I started to move onto the other aspects of our school week to see where else I could save myself time so I didn't have to handwrite things over and over again.

Ask Me About It Labels:
Ask me about my test!

Ask me about my test!
Ask me about my test!

Ask me about my test!
The saying, "Ask me about my test!" has been around for a while.  It's a great idea, one that I didn't create.  I saw it on the buttons on Pinterest, but I didn't want to make buttons - so I created some labels with it instead.  I want to be able to give my kids a sticker to stick on their shirt when they get their test back and it's awesome (or have the option of putting it in their agendas to take home).  Of course they will bring home their tests no matter what grade to show their parents, but it's mainly that I want my students to feel pride in their accomplishments. So why not give them something that their friends are going to see.  Peer motivation at it's finest.  :)  Here's the document over at Google Docs.    

Math Score Labels:
Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation


Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation


Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation

Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation


Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation


Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation

Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation


Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation


Math Score:
______= ______%
*Show your work
*Highlight the numbers, problem, or operation

I'm planning on sticking it on top of their tests and circling what needs to be worked on.  Here is the Math Labels Document.

Please Sign and Return Labels:
Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________

Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________

Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________
Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________

Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________

Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________
Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________

Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________

Parents: Please sign that you saw this paper, and return tomorrow. 

Parent Signature: ______________

If a student doesn't have a passing grade on a test, I need to contact the parents to make sure they know.  It is a student's responsibility to get their test signed and brought back to school the next day.  I go over what a note like this means at Back to School Night, and there are consequences at school if it's not brought back.  Here is the Sign and Return Labels Document.

Saw your note Labels:
Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hello,
Thank you for your note.  I did see it, but there wasn't time for me to write you back before school ended.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.

You know how it is - there is always a student that gives you the note at the end of the day when there is absolutely no time to write the parent back before you have to walk out the door for yard duty...  Well, someone posted the idea of a stamp or Vistaprint business card on Monday Made It of something you can hand to the student.  Since I can stick this in the student's agenda (and the parents have to sign the agenda each night), well - I thought it would work just as well.  Here is the document. 


Here are some other random labels that are in my file - 
no explanation necessary.


Student #'s 1-30


Team #'s 1-6 and Student #'s 31-32


AR Levels #2-6

I'm thinking of making up something that includes the strategies for Reading Comprehension, and something that says "Did you check your work?" or "Did you go back to reread?"  I don't know though...

Updating this to add that Tori's Teacher Tips is having a giveaway that includes Election and Math Daily 3 materials.  Go stop by and tell her I sent you!

Hope this helps someone!
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8 comments:

  1. Hi Emily:

    I will read ANY post that has "labels" in the title--and this one didn't disappoint! You gave me lots of ideas to think about... and my brain is running around in circles thinking about how to adapt the labels for my math work. Love it!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  2. Wonderful, time saving, and free! I am in love with this idea!
    The math labels are constant reminders on their papers, labels to parents when you don't have time to write them back would have saved me trouble and time last year!! I always bought the sign and return post its but they are so small that I would find them on the floor or in students bags. :( I like your idea much better.
    The ask me about my test is great for encouragement and validation. My principal will love this idea. She always comes around to check on our classes and say kind words to the students. Now she can see the label and have something to ask about right away.
    I really appreciate your generosity and can't wait to make them!
    Michelle

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  3. I love your sticker notes. I made my own this year. We grade our tests according to the standards. Now students will know what grade they are receiving for each standard! Thanks for blossoming and idea into my head!

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    1. You are so welcome! Glad it could help!

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