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Gum Leaves - Desk Plate Alphabet and Number Line

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: F - 2

Gum leaves-themed desk plates with the alphabet, a number line and a space for your student’s name.

How to use this teaching resource:

(1) Click on a button below to select the handwriting lines you would like.

(2) Select your custom word list, or paste in a list of names with commas in between each name.

(3) Click Create

(4) Select the font you would like.

(5) Change font size to 56px

(6) Click “Apply Settings to all text boxes”

(7) Click “Download” to download the PDF

(8) Click “Save” if you want to save this file to use again

Now, you will have easily created the perfect, custom classroom alphabet and number line reminder for your students to refer to every day!

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  • Tom (Teach Starter)
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    Hi Kayri, Thank you for leaving a comment. I definitely understand how useful all of those features are in the classroom! If you wouldn't mind, please submit a change suggestion by scrolling to the tabs above the comments section, then clicking 'Changes & Updates'. Your feedback is super helpful in assessing any future changes to our resources and thank you once again for making us aware of this issue. Kind regards, Tom

  • Tom (Teach Starter)
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    Hi Kayri, Thank you for leaving a comment. I definitely understand how useful all of those features are in the classroom! If you wouldn't mind, please submit a change suggestion by scrolling to the tabs above the comments section, then clicking 'Changes & Updates'. Your feedback is super helpful in assessing any future changes to our resources and thank you once again for making us aware of this issue. Kind regards, Tom

  • Siti R
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    Exactly... the customisable name desk plate was one of the main reasons I keep coming back to TS... agreed with the rest here that it TS stood out above the other sites... and just like the rest of the comments and reviewers, please get this much loved feature back asap... thanks

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Siti! As part of a recent website upgrade, we have had to make some changes to the way our custom resources work. We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause and are working hard to deliver a solution that works well. In the interim, we have published a collection of desk plates that can be modified (school fonts and lines) through our Studio function. These are available here now: Just follow the instructions on the individual resource for best results. In addition, we are currently exploring customisation solutions that will enable you to better tailor Teach Starter to your unique teaching needs. Unfortunately, any new customisation functionality won't be available until later in the year. We will let you know the moment we have details on our new solution and exactly when it will be accessible.

  • Ellen Parfrey
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    What happened to the old version with the alphabet and pictures? :(

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Ellen, As part of a recent website upgrade, we have had to make some changes to the way our custom resources work. We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause and are working hard to deliver a solution that works well. In the interim, we have published a collection of desk plates that can be modified (school fonts and lines) through our Studio function. These are available here now: Just follow the instructions on the individual resource for best results. In addition, we are currently exploring customisation solutions that will enable you to better tailor Teach Starter to your unique teaching needs. Unfortunately, any new customisation functionality won't be available until later in the year. We will let you know the moment we have details on our new solution and exactly when it will be accessible.

  • Tamara Clarke
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    Please bring back the customise feature- I really want this format with the pictures with the letters and number chart :( Are you going to bring it back soon?? It is very disappointing when we are all getting ready to start a new school year

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Tamara, A customisable version of the desk plate is now available at

  • Gen Avinash
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    Hi, just wondering if there is a timeframe for when the customise feature might return? Like others, I'm extremely disappointed as this was the main reason I kept my Teacher Starter subscription as I find this feature very helpful to use.

  • Cynthia Eddes
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    Hi TS, When will this resource be available to customise? Why has it changed?

  • Katrina
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    Hey Guys, I really wanted to express my disappointment frustration also with these changes to the website. One reason I subscribe is because of the ease in the past of these customisable resources. Using the studio feature is actually very confusing and much more time consuming. PLEASE bring this feature back before we head back to school for 2022. It's such a fantastic website, so changing some of the best parts would be a complete shame. Teachstarter was head and shoulders above other sites because of this feature that is no longer available. It's always about making sure we are saving time - that no longer seems to be happening with these changes. :(

    • Dean Hughes
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      Hi Katrina, thanks for getting in touch. Many of our resources have had to have the customise feature temporarily removed while we are upgrading the website. You can see the following link for information on this: We completely understand any frustration and are currently working on this, so thank you for your patience and understanding.

    • Dean Hughes
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      Hi Katrina, thanks for getting in touch. Many of our resources have had to have the customise feature temporarily removed while we are upgrading the website. You can see the following link for information on this: We completely understand any frustration and are currently working on this, so thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Dean Hughes
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    Hi Bec, I 100% get you being disappointed, and the team is currently working on this as we move forward. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for voicing your concern with this much-beloved feature.

  • Tara Dowsett
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    I only kept teachstarter because of the customisable name plates so it's a real shame to see the lines and fonts can no longer be customised or names added to them. So sad teachstarter.

  • Sarah Vale
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    I really appreciate this design of name plate. Triline alphabet in the font of my choice! Not too much info! Numberline to 20! Red right hand! It's those details that are important when the students look at it everyday. Super helpful but not too busy. Wonderful.

  • Mel Allan
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    Thanks for this resource!

    • Trish (Teach Starter)
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      That's our pleasure, Mel! We'd love to see these in action - please feel free to tag @teachstarter on social media or send us a photo via the chat box!

  • Sandra Mantova
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    Students with a longer name does not fit into the writing/name space. Maybe the name place could be wider?

    • Janeen
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      Hi Sandra Thank you for your comment! So we can keep all of our suggestions and requests together, can you please submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above? This tab can be found near the comments section. Thanks again! Janeen