Sunday, January 5, 2014

Customized Items for the Classroom

I'm back to link up with Tara for an early Monday Made It

The first thing I wanted to share is my custom stamps that I had made via Vista Print and Expressionary.  
These stamps are saving me tons of time!  I use the writing rubric one on the right all the time!  The one on the left that says FAME is put on student papers so that their parents know how their child scored on classroom tests.  All I do is circle the letter level that they achieved.  This stamp has been very useful and I prefer over writing letter grades. I especially like the aspect of the A- for approaching.  It's helped my kids see that they are making progress as they transition over to the M (Meeting the Standard) and the E (Exceeds the Standard).  I wish I would have gotten this earlier, because my school just switched over to letter grades, but I still like to put this stamp on papers so that my kids can see their progress.  (Just a note, I don't like pointing out F's, so I don't usually put this stamp on there when a child is in the Falls Far Below category.)

The Hello Kitty one is obviously not for school :) But it's so cute I wanted to share it. That one is from Expressionary.  They always have good deals there by the way.

Next up are my magnetic clips that I also had ordered from Vista Print.
My parents love these!  They no longer have to search around for my phone number!  I also encourage my students to clip their best work with these on their fridge.  

This is my first year sending these out.  I asked my kids to return them at the end of the school year so that I don't have to reorder a class set again.  We will see how many come back… These are kind of pricey but I ordered almost everything here with a Groupon or on a 50% sale.  I like to keep my eye out on those sales that include free shipping, they happen often which is nice.

*I got the idea for the stamps from Maria at Kinder Craze!  She has an awesome tutorial that explains how to go about creating these stamps on her blog.  You can find her tutorial by clicking HERE.*

Now make sure to check out everyone's projects for Monday Made It!


3 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I haven't made a VistaPrint order in a long time....I need to head over there and check out what they have new.
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  2. What fun ideas on how to use VistaPrint for your classroom! I hope you have a decent amount of those clips returned, I know how pricy things can get.
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  3. A magnetic clip with your contact information on it...genius! I've never seen a Groupon for VistaPrint before, so I'll have to keep my eyes peeled. Thanks for sharing and glad to be your newest follower!

    Mai
    Diary of a Grumpy Teacher

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