Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Drying Rack

I am so tired of projects with no name on them. This wasn't a problem last year, and I think I'm asking about names as much as I did last year. Alas, I have a huge, growing pile of art without names. I quickly printed out a few stop signs to hang from the drying rack. The string is really long, so when we're on the bottom of the rack I can lower it. So far it's helped, but it's only been a week or so.

A few of you asked about my signs in a previous post, and if anyone knows how to upload a Word document, I'd be happy to post all of my labels on here for anyone to print. I just found the images through Google Image Search and copied them into Word. Added text, printed it out, and had them laminated. I used packaging tape to completely cover them as I put them on my cabinets, drawers, and containers so the edges won't start peeling off. I'm hoping it will make them last a few years.

11 comments:

Brannan Lawson said...

I have few problems with names but at the beginning of the year I drill into the students that the first step is to put your name and teacher's code (first letter of teacher;s last name dash grade). Then every time I start a lesson I always remind them or have them tell me the first step. If you focus your procedure with the lower grades hopefully it will pay off in the future.

Mrs. Hahn said...

This is the best idea of the YEAR! Great idea I'm going to make one today!

Jodi said...

Brannan, I do all that too. I even ask the kids "What is the first thing we do when we get a piece of paper in the art room?" As I am passing out paper! They all know the answer, they just get too excited to start!
Thanks, Mrs. Hahn! :)

Phyl said...

I have sort of a sing-song, that began with a kindergarten teacher in my school - to the tune of "shave and a haircut; two bit!" we sing "name on your paper; first thing!" The kids all know it and it helps.
Sometimes I make the name/teacher initial the "ticket" to getting the materials. Show me your name, and you get a paintbrush! This works!
The other thing I do is that I take all work without name and toss it in the recycle box. The kids know my box gets emptied once a week or so, and so they'd better look in there for missing work or it will be recyled! This is a big motivator (even though they don't know that I usually time putting their work in the bin when it's been recently emptied, so that I'm sure their work won't REALLY get recycled).

Abby said...

Fantastic idea! I have so many students and trying to find out who a nameless paper belongs to can drive me bonkers sometimes!

P.S.- Love your blog! You have a lot of cute art projects! I'm definitely following. :]

danielle said...

So could you possibly send me your file of this stop sign? LOVE IT! :)

daartistee said...

Could you also send me the file of your stop sign? Thanks so much!

Towanda Henderson said...

I know this post has been out for some time, but do you mind sending me this file? Thank you in advance.

Jodi Youngman said...

Sorry everyone, I was told I was using too much space on our network and had to delete a bunch of stuff. Since I already have two of these laminated, it's gone. :(
However, I can tell you I just created it in Word using the shapes tool and a textbox!

Mª Dolores Monzó said...

Where did you find that stop sign? I love it! Can you share the file? mdoloresmonzo@gmail.com

Jodi Youngman said...

Here you go, everyone. I had to remake it because I got assigned to a new school this year.
https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1S7v2oJ5q_A_up9uqCoNnVePBYRY2WqOhv9mitjz-BmI/edit?usp=sharing