It is day three on setting up my classroom, most of the boxes are cleared, and now it is time to label! I am starting with my cubbies. I normally use name tag stickers to label the cubbies, but at the end of the year, I have to scrape the stickers off...and this is normally a tedious task. I decided to try a different technique. I still purchased the name tag stickers, but I am going to leave the sticker part on, and just seal them down with clear contact paper. Here is what I mean...
To make each name tag stick, I cut out a square size that was bigger than the name tag. I pealed off the contact paper sticker, and laid it over the name tag (please excuse my Hello Kitty band-aide on my pinkie from me wrestling with the bulletin board paper).
The name tag is secured onto the cubby, and at the end of the year, I will be able to peel it off, with little effort!
At the very bottom, I also give myself a cubby. This is for those sweet notes or pictures that students make me throughout the day. Instead of saying, "I love it, please put it on my desk so I can save it forever!" I can say, "Thank you! Please place it in my cubby so I can find it later!"