The Little Old TEACHER Who Lived in a Shoe!

The last 2 weeks have been wonderful!  I have loved every minute spent with my family and friends.
It's going to be a little hard going back tomorrow - well, waking up in the morning will be!

I don't know about you, but January here in Toronto means snow, snow, SNOW!!!  And it's already here!  And with the snow comes boots, snowpants, hats, mittens, scarves, extra socks...okay, I can go on and on.
Every year (and it's already starting!) I have parents writing me notes saying that their child lost a mitten or hat and when I write back asking if it was labelled the answer is almost always 'No!'.
I invested in Mabels' Label's a few years ago and swear by them!
(You can click on the top right picture on my blog to take you to their site.)
My daughter and son have these labels everywhere - I mean everywhere!  Each mitten is labelled, the inside of their coats, hats, scarves, even extra socks are too!
It's with high hopes that this year every one of my kinders have their belongings labelled too.

So before I go off to bed - yes, bed - I need my sleep, people! - I'm leaving you with this cute little note that we are sending home tomorrow with our kinders.
Do you remember the nursery rhyme "The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"? 
Well, this poem is similar to that one just tailored for us teachers.
Click on the picture to get your freebie!

Clip art/fonts by DJ Inkers

I've had this in my files for years and have no idea where it is from!  My copy is actually hand-written with hand-drawn graphics.  If it's yours or know who I can give credit to please let me know.
Hope you can use it (and more importantly, if you do use it, I hope it works!).

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Can I hug you right now? Seriously...a big fat, hard-to-breathe hug?!?!?!

    I'm printing off and sending home tomorrow...STAT!!!!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. Thanks so much for this! It's going into their agenda's tomorrow!!

  3. We don't get much snow in Victoria but I love that note!
    Happy first day back! It's mine, too.
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  4. girl i was just going through and printing off some emails and freebies and got this update on your blog from you! love the poem!
    your write the room, pocket chart, and items from frosty and friends pack made my centers run smooth for the first day back today so i could do some one on one assessment for report cards that go home friday! love you! YOU ROCK!!!!

  5. Thanks...that is a nice little note, said in a kind way for parents!

  6. That is so cute!! This year I invested in a silver Sharpie and marked everything that came in. Now in WI we are dealing with rain, which means mud. UGH!!

  7. Adorable! Thank you so so so much! This is the most frustrating thing in the world! I am your newest follower!

  8. This is adorable! Thank you so much!
    Crayons and Curls


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