Teacher Organization: Using Student Numbers in the Classroom
It's already that time of year, time to send the children back to school and for teachers to setup their classrooms. As a teacher, my goal every year is to be more organized than the last – I've found it makes my classroom more calm.
So how do I do it? Student numbers, I live by them in my classroom. Giving each student a number makes everything more organized and stress free, and it creates fast transitions.
About Student Numbers
Assigning each student a number teaches numeracy, responsibility, and problem-solving. They're a game-changer when teaching students how to line up on the first day of school, keeping pencils from literally walking away, and more.
Student numbers can be used for a variety of things within the classroom. With circular labels from OnlineLabels.com, I was able to create a variety of numbered designs to use throughout the school year.
Here are a few ways I will be using them with my students! The photos below showcase my student book baskets, school supplies labels, cubbie stickers, and random student selectors.
Labels & Stickers
Click on the links below to download the printables used in this tutorial for free. You can even customize the colors, numbers, sizes, and more in Maestro Label Designer.
- School supplies, Target
- 9-Cube Organizer, Home Depot
- Blue and Green Bins, Dollar Tree
- Pencil Sharpener, Classroom Friendly Supplies
How To Number Classroom Pencils
Print your labels and gather your materials.
Grab a pencil and center the label right underneath the eraser.
Wrap the label around the pencil making sure the ends match up nicely. Gently press the ends together.
Cut a small triangle out from the end of the label to obtain the flag look, or leave it as-is for a nice polished end.
You now have a stylish and fun way to add student numbers to your classroom, for everything from bins to pencils! Let us know how you implemented numbers within your classroom by adding a photo to our Customer Ideas gallery. Enjoy!
We've also collected dozens of free back to school label templates!
Clip art by Digital Dollface.