Vista Print

I love personalized things! Vista Print is such an obsession, I can't believe all I've ordered (for free - just pay shipping) over the past three years! Below are a few of my favorite things I've gotten.

Book labels, I've gotten lots of different designs but they all say: This book belongs to Mrs. Marshall and then have space for the AR level, and Quiz number for easy reference when the kids log in at the computer.

Blank labels to use on different games or activities, as well as labeling storage drawers,they look so much better than the plain white labels I was using.

Blank business cards (they come in packs of 250 each so I have tons) to use for labeling or name tags, flash cards, and activities.

I used this template to create a theme, this is a door magnet (our doors are metal) and a banner that I put in the hall with everyone's names around it on the matching business cards.

Birthday cards to give to my students! Along with a special treat (more on that in a later post)

Brochures that explain who I am and what my class is about, I love to give them out at open house, they look so professional! (It was a requirement in the elementary to create a brochure, these were perfect)

Flyers! This year since I am teaching High School rather than a brochure I created a flyer all about me and my expectations for each class. The second one is an information sheet that has space for the students birthday, IEP due date, and parent contact information with a space for notes at the bottom. I use these in my conferring binder as the divider page for each student in the back where I collect their specific data- just attach a sticky tab with their names and three whole punch, they held up very well all year long! (they come in packs of 25 so that may not be enough if you have a large class, you may have to order 2 sets)

Heart word cards, Postcards that students write their weekly sight words on to take home and practice!

Cute key chain to go along with my class theme!

Business card magnets, blank for writing names on and using in my magnetic daily 5 choice board, and the others with my contact information to give to parents.

Classroom management posters, I use the first one (actually a lawn sign double sided) to hand from the ceiling, with my three rules on it. The other three are separate posters we go over what each word means and add examples to the posters, everyone signs them in a pledge to be responsible, respectful, and safe!

I recognize my students for their great work with this banner and stickers. Once a month we nominate three students for a "Marvelous worker" award (kinda like the emmy awards) and everyone gets to vote, the winner is reveled in a sealed envelope! and presented with a fabulous wooden M "trophy" that they get their picture taken with - the picture and trophy go on display in front of the class, they get to sign their name to one of the stickers and add it to the M! They LOVE IT!! It's fun to recognize great work rather than always punishing bad behavior!

Mouse pads to match my classroom themes, computer rules are written on them

Notebook and notepads!

Note cards, Welcome back to school, parent's night, and thank yous!

Labels, the larger ones go home with important IEP paper work and have check boxes that let the  parents know if they need to sign the form and return it or keep for their records. The smaller ones are for the word work cans we use in the writing center that contain the individual words each student is working on.

Cute pens with my name on them, I have way too many of these now, you can get up to two free every time you order, and I always do (as you can tell I've ordered a lot over the last three years!)

Reading center Banners, The first one is a "status of the class" poster, I glued library pockets to it and each student fills out a card with the title and author of the book they are currently working on - that way I can keep track of how long they have the same book and what they've already read. The second one says "Recommend a Good book" - students use the post card below to tell about a good book they read and then post it on the banner for others to refer to!

Recommend a book postcard

Reading log cards, I used over sized postcards and bound them with a few sheets of paper between to make reading logs, the football field is a goal tracker, the goal is to read 5 books, I cut a slit down the middle of the card and inserted a brad, the kids move a brad for each AR book they finish and test on. Once they have 5 they get to add a sticker to their log and start over. The last card is to keep track of their AR login information and reading levels for their reference, it's personal so everyone doesn't get to see sensitive info.

Reminder post card for parent teacher conference dates, and IEP meetings.

Sticky notes, I have so many now, but these are a few of my favorites! I get lots of compliments on them!

This is a banner that we use to list our top ten favorite books, we usually change our top ten each marking period, I love displaying this in the hall for others to see, and get ideas from!

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