I love the fun stickers that Sam Shah and Allison Krasnow make for their students! I haven’t created customized stickers for my students in the past. Instead, I usually make customized sticky notes. I love using sticky notes because the students can return them to me. My favorite new sticker that I made is one that students write their name and number (for quick alphabetizing) on, and then I stick it on their group folder. I love that they are sticky because I can easily re-arrange them when I change groups.
Group folders are another awesome Sam idea that I keep meaning to blog about! At the beginning of the year I use a “Home Enjoyment” sticky note where I can check off improvements I would like to see in their homework. I have an, “Oops, I’m tardy!” sticky note, where they write the reason for their tardy on the note. I also made a “See me after class” sticky that they return to me. Once they return them to me, I stick them onto a page in a binder so I can keep an accurate record. These come in handy for parent meetings. Sticky notes are usually cheaper unless there is a sticker sale, especially when you cut them in half!
I completely forgot to order more sticky notes last year. But seeing Allison Krasnow’s My Favorite at TMC19, reminded me, and even made me want to order stickers! I can’t wait to encourage students with these stickers, on their best as well as their worst days.
Here are the sticky notes that I created, and the notes and stickers that I created from Allison (and Sam’s) posts. The round stickers are 1.5″ because they were cheaper. I usually shop at Vista Print when they have a sale! The stickers and notes are so easy to create because Vista Print has so many ready made templates!