Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday Tried It - Assignment Book Labels

Happy Tuesday!

I am again joining up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried It Tuesday Linky. I have two quick items that I've tried that I wanted to share with you.
First, like many of you I have taken advantage of the specials that you can get at VistaPrint.  I have purchased two of those Groupon specials where you get $70 worth of products for like $17.  One of the items I created was sticker labels that my students could put right in their assignment notebooks to let the parents know what books they are reading. 
Sometimes my third graders are reading longer books that they transport back and forth to school.  The parents didn't always know which books were library books, and which were assigned books for literature circles/book clubs.
Sorry - bad photo
Using these labels helps keep parents in the loop and talking with their children about the books they've been reading.  I hope to tweak these labels with a different picture and adjust the lines this summer.
Also, I have created and used an Insect Inquiry Unit that includes the following items:
*Guidelines for implementing the unit
*Suggested Books and iPad Apps
*Family Letter
*Independent Study Project
*Scoring Rubric for Project
*Insect Observation Booklet
*Three Different Life Cycle Assessment Sheets
*Insect Partner Building Buddy Sheet
*Insect Poetry Template
*Insect Bingo Game w/10 Different Game Boards
*Suggested Unit Activities
It can be yours for a very reasonable $3.00!  Click here to find it on TpT!  Your kids will be bitten by the science bug!


  1. I used to use Vistaprint all the time but I totally forget about it now! I may have to check them out again!

    Your insect unit looks cute!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. What a great idea the labels are! I am always looking for a better way to hold the kids more accountable for the books they borrow in my library. This might just be the way!

    Teaching in Room 6

  3. I love the idea of your labels in the assignment notebooks to keep track of what books they are reading. Do you have the students write down the book titles or do you do it?
    Your insect unit looks amazing!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Hi Holly,

      Sometimes I write the titles for them, and sometimes they write the titles. It varies.

      Thanks for the comment and for stopping by the blog!