Sunday Snapshots: My Classroom {Part2}

Before break, I was hard at work re-labeling everything in my classroom that deserves a label!  I wasn't happy with my previous labels, so I made a trip to Lakeshore to find a new solution.  I decided to buy a set of name plates and name tags, and I laminated them right away:
They are from the Dots on Black collection from Creative Teaching Press,
in case you want to pick up some for your classroom!!!
I needed two different sizes because I have big and little bins.  Since I laminated the name tags, I had to cut them out around the label part to get rid of the white edges:
Then I whipped out my Sharpies and got to work writing:
Of course, I couldn't just write in black, I had to add more color!!
Once I wrote all my labels out, I started putting them everywhere!  I used tape on the back of the name plates and some of the name tags, and for other name tags, I easily peeled the label from its backing and just stuck it on!  This is the area behind my desk:
Above the drawers are my favorite read alouds and my teacher resource books.
That yellow bin needs a label!!  Just noticed :)
And a close-up of the drawers:
Is anyone surprised that I have three drawers of craft supplies...
and more in the closet??
{And maybe a TON more supplies in my basement at home...?}
Other drawers say treasure chest, happy birthday, extra folders, paper...
I also keep these back here:
This next shelf is propped in front of my desk, and holds some of my math manipulatives:
And a close-up:
Some other label pictures...
My students drop their Spelling notebooks in this bin each day:
My extra supplies are in labeled bins like these:
And I keep papers for the week in these bins:
I could go on and on with all my labels, but I'll spare you!!
I hope that I gave you some ideas that you can use in your classroom! :)

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Back to work tomorrow... enjoying the rest of my lazy Sunday night!


Jess said...

Love this idea for labels. I would have never thought to use nameplates as cute labels!

Love your blog design as well!!

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Lori Rosenberg said...

Well, those are certainly striking! Thanks for giving me a great idea!

YearntoLearn said...

You've been busy! Very colorful labels.

Yearn to Learn Blog

Kiah said...

Such an organized and colorful classroom! It looks great!


Adrienne said...

Organized and beautiful! Makes me want to label things as well :)

Unless Teaching

Elizabeth said...

Oh so organized and beautiful!
Fun in Room 4B

Christina Bainbridge said...

Ok- so saying I'd give my marshmallow pack away to the 31 comment was a little crazy. SO... I'm sending it to everyone who humored my crazy scheme with a comment! If you e-mail me at, I'll send ya one!

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Mrs. Nunley said...

I love your labels...especially the rainbow colored words! You are so organized!

First Grade Magic

Stacyfud said...

You've inspired me! I love all of your containers. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Oh, how I love looking at an organized classroom! Especially when it has baskets and color! So cute!

Peace, Love, and First Grade

Elisabeth said...

Love the labels!! That's a neat idea to use name plates. Makes me want to go buy some now! haha Any chance you would want to come to Tennessee and makeover my classroom?? lol


Unknown said...

Love your'd you know how many to buy?--look like some serious work! :)

Allyson McGuire said...

Oh my goodness, those are so adorable. Your classroom looks incredible! I absolutely cannot wait to have my own!


Unknown said...

So cute! I love the writing with different colored sharpies. =)

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Unknown said...

I love the look!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Susie Q said...

I love all the colors for your labels and containers. There can never be too much color, eh? Thank you for sharing your great ideas.

Miss Kindergarten said...

Umm I'm pretty much even more obsessed with you now!!! I can't wait to do this in my classroom!!! So did you laminate the name tags too? I'm confused! {doesn't take much lol}

Jodi said...

So bright and colorful!!! Love it :)


Erin Lukas said...

LOVE the labels! I always want to completely revamp my labels/organization in the classroom. I wish I could have unlimited access to my classroom and I think I'd do it!

Creating & Teaching

Emily said...

Love, love, love your organizing bins. So much better than plain old black and white!

Mrs. Hodson said...

I love dots on black :) its everywhere in my classroom too :)

Amber said...

So cute! I need to add some labels and get more organized. I wish I had all the drawers like you. Jealous :)

I also LOVE your 'P' with the crayons. I have it pinned on Pinterest. Did you make it yourself?

T is for Teaching

Busy Bees said...

I have those same labels and love them!! Never thought about using the different colors of Sharpies...I love Sharpies!

Ashley said...

I love the labels and colorful writing. Do you have a specific way you sort your read alouds? And do you ever allow your students to read them? I am trying to figure out how to organize mine. Love your ideas as always!


Traci Clausen said...

Each and every tub looks fabulous!
Dragonflies in First

Sarah said...

I know it's such a small detail, but I love that the letters are rainbow. Makes things so much more colorful and fun! :)


diditeach said...

Love your printing ! I never thought of turning the tags the longer way for the taller tubs :)

Jessica McDurmon said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! I hope I can be as organized as you are when I (if I ever)finally get my own classroom. I love all the different colors!! Basically, I love EVERYTHING!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Unknown said...

I need to motivate myself this summer! This is inspiring!

Unknown said...

Where did you find your colorful drawers?? I would love to get my hands on some of those!! Mind helping out a new teacher? Email me at would appreciate the helpful advice very much!

Love your labels!!!

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