Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Extreme Makeover Classroom Edition {Cubby/Locker Tags}

I used to buy new name tags every year! I used to buy new cubby tags...you guessed it...EVERY YEAR! Well, that was until I was introduced to 2 of the best ideas EVER!

First up, the cubby tags. You can buy these at any office supply store or even Wal-Mart. They are self adhesive business card holders. You place them inside the cubbies/lockers and voila!! You are good to go for years...no exaggeration...I am for real people! I have had the same holders for 3 years now and they still look perfect! I can use them again next year.
Now, what do you put in them?! Well, you can print your student's names on business cards...no need to laminate because you are placing them in the holders! You can also create your own. The business card holders are 3 1/2 by 2 inches. At the beginning of the year, I type their first name only. Typically most of my Kinders recognize and write their first names by the end of 1st quarter. So, then I change to last names.

One year, before I had seat sacks, I used these adhesive labels to put on the backs of their chairs. Those cards I labeled with their student number!! I have created some cubby tags for you to print. There is one blank page and pages that are numbered 1-30 (I hope you don't have more than 30 students!) To download your FREE copy click on the title page below.

Come back tomorrow for name tags that will make it through the first week of school AND be able to be used when you are gone...with your sub!!


  1. Great idea! I used to buy name tags, laminate them and have to replace them once or twice a year! This is a much better alternative. Adding these to my summer shopping list. And thanks for the freebies.


  2. Thank you Tammy! I love the idea of the plastic sleeves! So smart!

  3. I love the plastic sleeves and have used that before! =)

    Thank you for always leaving us little gifts when we stop by to visit your fabulous blog! =)

    Heather's Heart

  4. Fabulous idea! I love anything that looks great and saves time!! Renee

  5. I totally use those business card holders for my cubbies, too!!!! They're awesome!!! Thanks so much for the freebie :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. Awesome idea!
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Please come by & visit!

  7. Love the idea, thanks for sharing

  8. Love love love your ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing! My room is going to look fabulous next year!!! :)

  9. Thank you for sharing all the bright polka dot items for your classroom. I love them and that is exactly how I want to decorate my classroom next year. I so happy for ANY you want to share :)

  10. What a great idea! I am going to use these for next year!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  11. you are just crankin' these freebies out!! LET ME BE ON SUMMER BREAK ALREADY!!!! ;) Thanks for everything!!

    Kindergarten Smiles

  12. Wow! Love all your creations and ideas. Am I the only one with 32 kids! yikes, CA is not always easy.
    Could you send me 31 and 32? I would really appreciate it.

  13. These are super cute! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  14. I just found these cubby tags and your blog! These will be perfect for my very first classroom of 2nd graders! I like the idea of putting numbers on the chairs.

    Thanks for sharing!

    That's So Second Grade