Teacher Tip Linky

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I had to hook up with my sweet friend Hadar for this linky party.   Plus who isn't in the mood for a party I have 2 days of school left and then 9 days off - whoo! hoo!
My tip is something many of you may already do --- but you just never know so I thought I would throw it out there.  I know we make a bazillion class lists for just about everything right?!?
  Well I make several, laminate them, cut them down and have in the parent helper bucket.  That way when there is a project to do in the hallway -- and the parents are calling kids out 2 at a time they can just check off their name as they are out there.  With what seems like a million kids in my class this year --- well okay 29.  It makes life a lot easier and I don't have a lone parent  wondering around the room asking, did you paint Johnny, did you paint Sarah, etc. etc.
Here is what it looks like:

It actually comes in quite handy and you look SUPER organized to the parents!  I also have one on the back of my lanyard, one side has the sight word of the week and the other side has my class list mini form in case of emergency and I get knocked out or something LOL...someone can find all my little ducklings.

Don't forget to visit Hadar and join in on the fun too.  I'd love to hear all your tips.


  1. This is one of those ideas where I thought, "Now why didn't I think of this?!" Yes, I am that teacher who actually photocopies a million class lists and loses most of them. I'm laminating my lists from now on! Love your teaching tip!

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  2. I love when you see an idea and it saves your sanity! I already created an ID Badge Class List with my student's class numbers. I number everything...clipboards, book boxes, their papers, etc. When I find something laying around the classroom, sometimes I have to say, "Who is number 10?" Now I just have to flip my badge over and tell Johnny to come get his clipboard!!! THANK YOU !!!

  3. Love this idea! I print a bazillion lists... Don't know why I never thought of laminating and reusing them!!

  4. I love it! I am always losing classlists! I did something similar with my lanyard, but I also included all of my kiddos emergency information on a list that I put inside. That way if there is ever a surprise fire drill, I have all the kiddos info! Thanks for sharing.
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