DIY Photo Seating Chart–Sticky Notes

DIY Photo Seating Chart

–Print on Sticky Notes

I work in a Secondary Classroom where I teach approximately 200 students. By the end of the semester, I have been able to memorize the faces and names of the majority of my students. I will admit to really struggling the first few weeks, however, so I created a template that I can print on sticky notes. This technique is super easy to replicate and I provide the templates here for free. Photo Seating Chart Template.

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I purposefully print these on sticky notes so that if I need to move a student, it’s super easy. I also enjoy using sticky notes because I can edit the type of information I type on them and I can keep them in my grade book or planning binder to remind me of pertinent information. You can even include IEP related information if you don’t plan on keeping these out for other students to see.

These are multi use, because you can also print these out and use them during Open Houses or Meet the Teacher Night. This will add a nice personalized touch to your set up and it can be edited to reflect any message you want, such as Looking forward to working with you, or Welcome to my classroom Jared, etc. You can access the template here. DIY Sticky Note Personalized Welcome for Meet the Teacher Night

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If you like this tutorial, you should check out my tutorial for my DIY Teacher Binder–hint: I found a way to use printable sticky notes in my binder too!

Debra

I'm a fast-talking high school English teacher, mother of two boys (the 2nd due in March), wife to an Army Lt., and photo-journalist for the Army Reserves. I'm slightly addicted to office supplies and I easily get carried away with projects and ideas; especially for the playroom and my classroom.

26 thoughts on “DIY Photo Seating Chart–Sticky Notes

  • February 3, 2016 at 2:06 pm
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    I can imagine this being very difficult remember every kid name. And nowadays with the totally awesome match perfect names 🙂 I’m glad you found a way to remember. Two thumbs up to you .
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  • February 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    Thats actually a pretty good idea. I’ve never seen a teacher do it this way. Definitely less the hassle of writing it on a sheet of paper then scratching it out when a student moves to a different seat. Great post(:

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  • February 3, 2016 at 2:53 pm
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    What a brilliant idea! I am terrible for remembering names! When i go back to work i may have to introduce these. thanks

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    • February 4, 2016 at 5:04 pm
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      I use these in the military too, to help me remember who the higher ranking people are, haha.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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    That is a really good idea! My mom prints them on normal paper and then velcros them. I will have to tell her about this idea, it is so much cheaper!

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    • February 4, 2016 at 5:03 pm
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      Oh, velcro is a good idea too, just a lot more work. I enjoy just copying and pasting the photos over and laminating it.

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  • February 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm
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    All my life I have been horrible at names and faces this is such a good idea! I need this for my own kids because i CALL THEM EVERY NAME BUT THEIRS ..LOL

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    • February 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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      haha! I’m horrible with names as well Monroe!

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  • February 4, 2016 at 11:08 pm
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    This is such a cool idea! I don’t know how teachers remember all the names of their students and this would definitely help. Printing on sticky notes is genius 🙂

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    • February 5, 2016 at 12:01 pm
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      Oh I know, I don’t know how I ever survived before learning how to print on sticky notes! And, it’s so incredibly easy to do.

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  • February 5, 2016 at 1:46 am
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    200 kids?! That’s impressive. I’m so terrible with names so it would be the ultimate struggle for me. It’s super efficient and affordable to use post-it notes. This is a great idea!

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    • February 5, 2016 at 11:57 am
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      Yes Roxy, 200 kids and I only get 40 minutes a day with them. 🙁 I did really well my first time teaching that many kids but now all their names are running together.

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  • February 5, 2016 at 3:41 am
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    This is such a smart idea! It will totally help you win your students over learning their names too. I had teachers that wouldnt even bother and say “hey, you there”… yuck! I love the concept of your blog by the way. Military life. Very cool!

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  • February 5, 2016 at 7:46 am
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    I am also terrible in remembering names. These is really a great ideas for remembering names.

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  • February 5, 2016 at 11:30 am
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    This is such a great idea! I am awful at remembering names and then awkwardly use them, half-guessing I may have remembered their name wrong! I teach dog-training classes, so I can always remember the dogs’ names, but never the owners until like the LAST week of class and by then I’m getting a new group of students!

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    • February 5, 2016 at 11:56 am
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      I’m the same way Daniela! I have a photographic memory I think, so these really help me remember important things about people.

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  • February 7, 2016 at 5:43 am
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    Really cool idea! I can imagine how difficult it is to remember that many faces in the beginning. My cousin is a teacher and she said that association really works for her. Like, associating a student with something trivial.

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  • February 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm
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    This is a really neat idea! I haven’t done something like this before.

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  • July 8, 2016 at 10:58 am
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