Free For All Friday!

August 26, 2011

Free For All Friday!

August 26, 2011
I have been working on my classroom all week and have missed being on here so much! I am spending this evening on the blogs and watching the weather–I hope everyone who is close to the hurricane right now is safe, I will be thinking of you. I think we’re north enough in New England to be ok…but we are all watching anxiously.

I haven’t had a chance to participate in Teacher Week yet, so I wanted to do something today. 🙂

So I made some labels for notebooks, folders, binders–whatever you would like to use them for! The labels feature all basic subjects.

Here’s a little preview…

These labels are designed to print on 2″ x 4″ stickers and have a line on each, for student names.

There are 10 different subjects in all, so hopefully most of your different classes will be covered (for example, Reading and Reader’s Workshop, so you can print your preference). The file is below…

Subject Labels

I hope this is something you can use and, if not, you will be guaranteed to find something fantastic at…


  • Ginger Snaps August 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I was going to make some for my Reading Workshop and Math Journal notebooks, but now I don't have to. =)

  • Liam August 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Hope you all get through the weather unscathed. Thanks for sharing.

    ✪ Liam ✪
    Twist of Liam

  • oh' boy August 26, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    LOVE THIS!!! thanks for sharing!!!

  • Ms. Patterson August 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Love these! Thanks for sharing!

    Question: How can I make a signature? and How do make the heart to display the labels on?

    Ms. Patterson
    Pocket Full of Kinders

  • Samantha August 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    These were in my list for tonight! You just saved me a TON of time I don't have…as I am moving into the final classes of my Master's and am completely overwhelmed!!!

    Thank you!

  • kate August 26, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I love these! Thank you so much for sharing the cuteness (and usefulness)!

  • Jess August 26, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks these are great!
    Rambling About Reading

  • Wendy August 27, 2011 at 12:41 am

    LOVE the labels – thank you!!!!!!!!

  • teacherking55 August 27, 2011 at 12:48 am

    YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Sandy Pence August 27, 2011 at 12:49 am

    WOW! You just saved me too!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Keys4Education August 27, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Thank you bunches! I love the labels. So fantastic! :o)


  • SDNana August 27, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Thanks so much for sharing! Now I just need to buy some labels and I will be ready to go!

  • Grade ONEderful August 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Love 'em. Thank you!

    Grade ONEderful

  • Turtle Girl August 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing your labels – they are so darn cute 🙂

  • SunnyDays August 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Ack! I love these!! You just saved me a bunch of work this weekend!

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  • Anonymous July 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks soooo much for sharing!:-)

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