After going through hundreds (Yes, hundreds) of pencils in the first month of school, something had to be done. After that I handed out one pencil per trimester. If they wanted more than that, they had to supply it. The washi tape helped me keep track of what I gave them.
My favorite part of numbering supplies is watching kids hand things to their owner. They start to teach each other to keep track of their supplies.
The way that numbering really made my life easier this year wasn’t as much about supplies as it was about papers. Here are some ways that numbering papers can help.
Teach students to put their number in the top right hand corner.
Have students line up in number order to turn papers in.
Have students line up in number order to RETURN papers.
Call out missing numbers when papers from home are turned in.
Have student line up in number order during a fire drill.
Call out numbers on the bus during a field trip.
At first I thought I’d mention a couple of numbering tips and blog about something else, but I had more to say that I thought.
Now that Google Reader is coming to a close, many of us are choosing new ways to follow blogs. I’ve tried Feedly and Bloglovin and they both seem great. Tori has a tutorial and blog hop going on about Bloglovin that I used to add a new button to my side bar so you can easily follow me on there. I also saw this post that was helpful in understanding a variety of options for following.