Labels in the Classroom

I love using labels in my classroom.  I label my book bins and put corresponding sticker labels on each book so the students know where to put them.  I put name labels on glue sticks, so a rogue stick can be returned to it's owner quick and easy.  I put labels on my word work shelf so students put the supplies back where they go.  I even plan to put labels on my new cubbies that are coming TOMORROW (woo-hoo!) so students will remember where to put their coat and backpack.

To make labels, I usually use address labels (on the book stickers and glue sticks) or I use a labeling machine, like this one from Amazon:
From Amazon
However, I needed some labels to put on my classroom technology so students and other teachers would know it belonged to me in case it ever walked away from my classroom.  Enter Oliver's Labels.  They make adorable labels that you personalize with a name and a picture.  I chose to have my name put on them and chose the school pictures.

From Oliver's Labels
They make the labels in tons of sizes: Original, mini, shoe, iron-on clothing, large bag tag, mini bag tags, date labels, and Stickeez (TM) clothing labels.  I ended up liking the original and mini the best for tagging my technology, but used the shoe ones, too, because they are cute! :)

Here they are on the back of my DVD players, iPod Touches, and iPod Nano.

Here they are on my computers.  This way, when the computers get stored for the summer, there will be no question as to who's room they belong in once fall comes around.  

I love the smooth feel of the stickers and the professional look.  They stick well to multiple surfaces and won't ever smudge, like my computer address labels tend to do.  And at $19.99 for 40 labels, I would be ready to go with just one order. 

What do you think?  Do you use labels in your classroom?  Where would you put Oliver's Labels in your room?  Head over to their website and order a set today!

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  1. Very nice use of the labels! I use labels all the time: library books, notices in agendas. I use the free offers when they pop up on Vistaprint. The address labels are easily changed to the information I want on them.

    1. Vistaprint address labels is a great idea!

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  3. Oh my word! I love the Oliver's labels! Everything in my classroom is labeled & these are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing! I am now a new follower.

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