A Quick Teaching Tip- and a $100 TpT Giveaway!

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Here’s a quick teaching tip using Avery labels, AND a great $100 TpT GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! Using printable sticker labels in the classroom are such a great time saver for me that I now recommend them for so many things!  I have a whole list of ideas!  With all of the demands on teacher time, this is a no-brainer, especially the labels can often be found at great prices online.

 

Blog Hop & $100 TpT Gift Card Giveaway

As for the $100 TpT gift card giveaway, all you need to do is enter follow the directions on each of eight of my buddies’ blog posts.  There will be two things that you will need to do on each post, such as follow the blogger on TpT or Instagram, etc.  On my blog, all you have to do is sign up for the email newsletter, and then leave a blog comment telling me what your favorite HeidiSongs product is!

You can easily hop from one blog to another by clicking on the links to each successive blog.  Once you complete the loop and get back here to HeidiSongs, you’ll know you have reached the end!  Entries will be cut off at midnight EST on August 31, 2017, and the winner will be announced the next day.  🙂

 

Saving Time with Printable Labels in the Classroom

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I printed out these name labels right before school started, and after only the fifth day of school, I already need to print out some more!
 

If you teach in the primary grades, you’ve probably needed to write children’s names on their projects now and then- especially whenever you are displaying them for parent nights, etc.  Years ago, I used to dread writing names on the projects, because with my lousy printing, I just KNEW that I would probably mess SOMETHING up!  And occasionally, I was so terribly busy that I gave this job to a parent volunteer!  It didn’t take me very long to figure out that this could be a BIG mistake, depending on whether or not I already knew what the parent’s printing looked like.  (Um… oops!)  And to top it off, any printing or spelling mistakes a volunteer makes will surely be attributed to the teacher, right?

So one year when I had lots of wonderful volunteers, but didn’t want to risk a problem like that, I thought of printing out names on return address stickers.  And O…. M…. Goodness!  My life got SO much easier right away!  It was wonderful to give this task away to my trusted volunteers with confidence.  🙂

Here are some ideas for using labels in the classroom.

– Put names on projects.

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– Make graphs, as shown below.

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Correct minor errors on a note home that has already been printed.

– Add a sticker in the margin of a letter home to highlight important information.  This can help call attention to something if the label is printed in color, saving ink and money since you don’t have to print the entire page in color.

– Label pockets in their homework binders.

 

– Put new names on file folders, allowing you to reuse the same ones many years in a row.

– Welcome new children to the classroom by adding names to a door or bulletin board display.  Click on the photo below to see that post!

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– Give the kids a sticker to wear home that has a quick, “can’t miss it” reminder about events or schedule changes coming the next day.

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Now it’s time for that giveaway!  For my blog, HeidiSongs, you need to find the box near the BOTTOM LEFT of the post and sign up for our email newsletter.  Then have a look at our website, heidisongs.com, and tell us what you like the best! There is a video with a link below to get you started.  We do have just about all of our movies on internet streaming on Vimeo now, so even if you don’t have a DVD player, you can still use it!

Here’s a video from our new Dolch Word Collection (it’s also on Sing and Spell Vol. 3).  So fun!

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Also, just in case you missed it- we have some AWESOME new Benchmark Supplemental packets for TK and K!  There are some more Benchmark Units posted on TpT that are not up on our HeidiSongs website yet, so click here to find them.)

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Click here to hop to the next post, Angela Linzay’s blog, Lights, Camera, Teach!
 

That’s it for me!  Now you get to head over to Angela Linzay’s Lights, Camera, TEACH! blog for some awesome tips on easing back into the school year, especially for those of you that have kids at home.

Don’t forget to read all eight blog posts and do what is required on each one to enter the contest for the $100 TpT gift card!  And if you haven’t followed HeidiSongs on TpT yet, do that right now!   Thanks! 🙂

-Heidi

 

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About Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. She has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten all of those years, with the exception of five years in first grade, and also taught a parent participation preschool for a short while! Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of HeidiSongs.com. Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners.
  1. Just bought the letter-sounds/products/letters-and-sounds-animated-dvd. We already love it in our class & it’s only the 3rd day of school.

  2. This time of year my two favorites are the Letter/Sounds DVD and the classroom management DVD. I use the first two songs (Backpack Boogie and We’ll Have a Good Day) as the signal for my kiddos to clean up early bird work and come to the carpet. It’s a great way to review rules for the day.

  3. My favorite Heidisongs product is the awesome Classroom Management video, especially my favorite song The Potty Dance!

  4. Love all your DVD’s! Play them during breaks and my students use white boards to practice their letters, sounds, numbers and sight words. Thank you!

  5. Great ideas for the use of labels! I love that you have so many free items on your blog.
    I love the new animated DVDs!

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