"I have discovered a wonderful use for the printed address labels that so many companies sell. Instead of ordering address labels, I order labels that contain messages to my students from me! Companies sell six hundred labels in assorted colors for as little as $7.95 plus shipping. Some of the messages that I have devised are:
(1) Great job! I'm proud of your effort!
(2) Parents: Please sign and return this graded paper.
(3) You have just earned bonus points, congratulations!
Teachers can customize all kinds of messages for their students. My students love to read what their sticker labels say!"
Submitted by: Melanie Finotti mgfinotti@email-removed , a fourth grade teacher at Keystone Elementary School in Knox, Pennsylvania. This tip was published in the NEA's Weekly "Works4Me" Email list.