Saturday, August 25, 2012

My favorite Friday-My new labels

My Favorite Friday post is a day late, but better late than pregnant never.  If you follow me on twitter @luvbcd you already know that whenever I design something on the computer it seems to take me 20 times longer than the average more savvy printable designer.  I have to do everything by trial and error (although I have found a few very kind and generous bloggers that offer tutorials that were extremely helpful).  I have been designing many different things for my math focus wall that will be unveiled next week when it is finally done.  More things need to be designed over the weekend.

I am happy to say that after spending an evening playing around on the computer while simultaneously watching numerous SATC reruns, I designed some labels for my math manipulatives.  I printed them on regular copy paper and then laminated them.  I took them for a test drive in my classroom yesterday and must say I am in label love!  I could not be more thrilled with how they turned out.

Top shelf with manipulatives
Close up
I <3 these labels
I will have tons of photos to share next week once my classroom is finally done.  I have been spending so much time there I'm afraid I will be burnt out before I even begin.  ;)  I officially start back Wednesday.  The more I do, the longer my to do list becomes.  Anyone else feel that way?  I am loving looking at everyone's classrooms and cannot wait to have my own classroom completed.

Today my oldest two have their first football scrimmages and I am meeting my mom for lunch and some shopping at the mall.  Tonight my husband and I are attending a fundraiser at the Country Club for our youth football program the older boys are a part of.  It should be a fun, busy, and productive day.  Hope you all have a great Saturday!


  1. I love, love, love labels! They just make everything look so organized and placed with purpose. Looks great!


  2. What program do you use to create the labels?

    1. I did them on powerpoint. I never use powerpoint except for making printables.

    2. Thank you for sharing. I will try It out myself. Never thought about craft projects for PP

  3. Great job on the labels! I agree with feeling like your "to-do" list keeps getting longer and longer. Mine feels that way too!


  4. Any advice for a first year teacher who only has 2 days to set up her classroom? Any good ideas for get-to-know-you activities?


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