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Friday, August 3, 2012

Labels for Me, Labels for You and TpT Update

Before, I get started today, I have to apologize.  I love to offer things for free on my website, but after reading (closely, this time) I realized that I'm breaking the rules...  I'm a little embarrassed and very apologetic.  To the makers of the graphics I've used and to you.  To sum it up- I can sell things that I make with the graphics, but I can't give them away for free.  Oops.  Whoops.  Sorry.  Really.  
So, here is what I decided to do.  I put several things together into one file for you and I'm only going to charge $2.  (Find them here.) Hopefully this okay with you.  I really do apologize.  I would be more than happy to make small changes to any of my files to make them work perfectly for you and your classroom.  So, that's it- I suck... haha.  Please forgive me and don't throw anything at me.  
Onto better things now!

As a lot of you know, my classroom theme this year is "1st Grade Rocks!"  I have done several things to get ready, including making my own labels, posters, etc.  However, I found these through Pinterest and they were so perfect for my theme...
not to mention that this is one less thing I have to make for my own room now! Head over to 2nd Grade Shenanigans to pick them up!    Woohoo!  Still not enough to convince you need them?  Well, they're free!  That's right- now go grab them up!

Look at how freaking adorable rockin' they are going to look on our mailboxes!  I think the kids will love them- I know I do!  I had them printed a local printing shop to make sure they look fabulous- so glad I did.  They will look great for years to come!  What do you think about also using these as locker tags?  I don't know if I can use the same thing twice, but since they won't both be in my classroom maybe my brain can handle it.  Maybe.
The only problem is, I lost 15.  I have no idea what happened (unless the laminator ate it... or maybe one of my dogs?).  Anyways, I guess I have to get it printed all over again unless I just don't teach the number 15... who needs it anyways??? Do you think my students would notice? haha

After I got all (except that darn 15) attached to the mailboxes I decided that my plastic containers will all of my other supplies need labels.  These are the ones that I use.

I think I bought them at Walmart for about $1 each.  I have some that hold extra supplies and shared supplies.  Each child in my class has his/her own tub where all of their extra pencils, erasers, and crayons are kept on a shelf, out of reach.  They also have to keep all of their markers in it (so they don't "accidentally forget" they weren't supposed to use them).  It has worked very well so far and I plan on continuing it this year.  I made some labels with my students' names on them.
I am going to use the same labels to label all of my other tubs of community supplies.  I labeled the things that I knew I needed and I tried to think of some other things that you might need.  If there is something else you would like to have on it, shoot me an email and I'll see what I can do.  (I probably won't do your entire class list for you, sorry, but I'm about to crazy with my own to-do list.)
Here is a preview of them- you can find them in my TpT store in "This Pack Rocks!" The pack also comes with rock deskplates, folder labels, and crayon bin labels.  All for $2- and please let me know if I can customize it for you!

Hope you like them and please, Please, PLEASE let me know if I can make them any better for you!  So sorry about the earlier confusion... I'm going to be working on going back and updating old posts today that say free.  *Hanging my head in shame*  There is a way for some of my graphics that I could share them for free, but I would have a buy a special license and since I'm not making anything from them I can't afford to do that right now.  Sorry again, sorry.  Maybe if some of you wonderful peeps go and buy some of my stuff then I can buy the special license and give y'all some free stuff.  Sound like a deal? 

How is your classroom coming along?  I hope you are finished and get to sit by the pool and relax today.  I will not be doing that.  I'm going to work in my classroom today... maybe locking myself inside until it's finished.  So much to do- so little time left!!!  I also found out this week that I will have 26 little sweethearts this year.  For our school, that is A LOT of kiddos!  I have go figure what is leaving my classroom so that I can fit 10 more desks in it.  Wish me luck!

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  1. Hi Erin. I'm with you on not understanding some of those graphics rules...I really think the license for free items is weird. Don't beat yourself up too much. Kristi and I are still figuring these things out too!


    Teaching Little Miracles

    1. Thanks so much- I feel so guilty charging people for things that I make. I left everything free that didn't have graphics in them. Thanks for the nice words, though!

  2. Last year I had my kids keep extra supplies in a paper shopping bag, but I think I might have to borrow your idea!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. I love using the tubs. They keep a pencil bag in the desk for stuff they need all the time, but everything else is out of reach. It has worked out really well so far! Thanks for visiting. I'm now following your blog! :)

  3. I'm so new and worried I'm going to brake some blogging rules too!! Thanks for the heads up for other bloggers!! I hope you room is coming along! I have a few projects to post for Monday made it!

  4. I just found your blog and I'm one of your newest followers. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts and seeing all the ideas you share.