How many times do you write your new students’ names? How many sets of name tags do you make?
I spent the day making name tags. First there are the name tags for their cubbies. Then there are the name tags (on cute froggy shapes) that go up all around my door, to show who is in our class.
When you enter the room, I also have a set of name tags with magnet backings for the “who’s here?”/”who’s not?” check-in chart. Also, name tags to wear around their necks, for the “train”. (See my opening centers on the first day of school post.) There are name tags on little apple shapes for the job chart. There are name tags — laminated, with velcro on the backs — for the meeting area, so I can show each child where to sit.
In the writing center, there are two sets of name tags, laminated and hung on rings, so that anyone who wants to write a friend’s name — or needs help writing their own name — can grab a set and use it for writing.
That’s eight sets, and I’m thinking I might have forgotten one.