Teacher Tip to Encourage Good Choices


Teachers are busy, but we can't be too busy to notice our sweet friends when they make good choices!
Quick & Easy DIY resource for communication with students.  This tip is perfect for PBIS classrooms.
I wanted to add a quick way to encourage my students, but I wanted to also REMEMBER who I have encouraged!  Who might NEED encouraging!  While walking through the aisle of Dollar Tree, I recalled a cute idea from a blog post I read in the past.  I can NOT for the life of me find it---if you KNOW, please share as I'd love for you to see that post, TOO!  At any rate, seeing the $1 Receipt Book, I knew what my next project would be!  And I am LONG overdue for a Monday Made It!



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The Idea
Program these inexpensive booklets into a cute little note from the teacher!  These receipt books are perfect because they are not only lined and ready-to-go, BUT they have a carbon to keep for your records.  Send a quick note of encouragement or support for the positive things you want your kids to be doing.

The Hurdle
Cover the "money part".

The Solution
Create labels to personalize the notes AND cover the money part in one EASY step.

I decided to purchase the Avery Labels with 14 labels per sheet: Template 5162.  The standard 30 to a page label wasn't long enough to cover the parts I wanted covered.  On each label, I can program my name TWICE, so I get 28 notes prepped in a snap!  That's one entire booklet.  In fact, I will be making another trip to Dollar Tree to have my notes ready for the YEAR!  Because, seriously....I know me.  Life will get busy and when better to do it than now!

Quick Tip for Choosing Your Font:
wordmark.it is a great website for you to try out all of the fonts that are loaded on your computer.  If you are a font junkie like me, then your Quick & Easy project could turn into something WAY too long simply trying out all of your fonts!  This makes it super simple!
Simply...
Type in the phrase you want and click the choices that you think are contenders.  See the ones that have a green box?  Those are the ones I selected.
Quick & Easy DIY resource for communication with students.  This tip is perfect for PBIS classrooms.

Then, click the option to "Filter Selected" to see a smaller sampling of those that you like.  TRUST ME!  This little tip ALONE will save you time on future projects!
Quick & Easy DIY resource for communication with students.  This tip is perfect for PBIS classrooms.

The Fun Part
I had a great time playing with colors and effects with the fonts to make the labels super cute.  I even added one of my favorite froggy graphics!  My kids expect it and KNOW it is special if I add a FROG!
Quick & Easy DIY resource for communication with students.  This tip is perfect for PBIS classrooms.


Once I was happy with my page and printed it, I used my handy dandy cutter to cut the center of each label.  That way, I can quickly have four labels on each strip.
Quick & Easy DIY resource for communication with students.  This tip is perfect for PBIS classrooms.


I think they turned out super cute!  Now all I need is a classroom of students and a watchful eye to catch all of the great choices my kids make or to give a bit of encouragement when needed!
Quick & Easy DIY resource for communication with students.  This tip is perfect for PBIS classrooms.

I'd love to hear if you give this one a try or if you are already doing something like this.  How's it working for you?!?

Until next time!




11 comments

  1. This is brilliant! Next time I am in a dollar store I am going to hunt down these receipt books. Thanks for your amazing idea!

    Tina
    Crofts' Classroom

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  2. Awesome idea and super quick! I have cards I pass out to my kids that are pre-printed that say they were caught making good choices. However, I like this idea better because it keeps up with who you have caught making good choices. This will be on my MMI list for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a cute idea! This would be so quick and easy but make such a huge difference to a student!!! Thank you for sharing!!! My to do list is growing and growing!!! Thank you for linking up:)

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  4. The font choosing tool.....GENIUS! I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  5. Great idea!! And goll- I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who fusses over fonts and turns a 5 minute project into a 20 minute one... I can't wait to check out that website!!

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  6. This is great! Thank you for the detailed post, makes it so much easier to attempt my own. This would be a great way to leave notes for my teachers as I complete walk throughs and a great way for me to document the wonderful things I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

    Jess

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  7. I have never heard of wordmark.it. Seriously. This is probably one of the best things EVER! I can't wait to try it out. Oh no! A new toy for me to play with. Thank you for sharing your cute note idea, as well. Love it.

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  8. Great idea to leave a cute message for you students. I like using one label for more than one sticker! Waste not, want not!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Beti

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