Sunday, July 8, 2012

Name Tags & a Teacher Tip




Yes, I am that teacher who is up late at night the night before the first day of school, with class list in hand, typing, printing and laminating the name tags that my students will wear to and from school the first few days of school.

There are several ways for students to wear name tags. You can string them with yarn and they wear them like a necklace, you can pin the name tag to their shirt with a safety pin, or you can use a removable sticker name tag.

I have tried them all and I like to pin the name tag, but on their backpack strap instead (see photos below). The parents will pin it to their shirt for the first day. I will then take it off and pin it to their backpack strap, so that when the backpack is on, the name tag can be seen. This will eliminate me from having to take the name tags on and off  everyday and prevents them from playing with them all...day...long.

For the school day, I just have a sticker name tag they will wear and I remove it before they leave for the day. (I have ruined many shirts that I have washed with stickers on them).

Each of the teachers on our team has a special icon or theme picture for their name tags. This helps the child to remember which class they belong to. They may not be able to tell you their teacher’s name, but they can look at their name tag and know they belong to the “frog room.”

On the back of the name tags, after I laminate them, I put a label with information for the parents to complete. The name tag can be flipped up and a bus driver can see where the child’s bus stop is located.

I remove the name tags from the backpacks after the first full week of school, but some parents like to keep them on for the entire school year (yes, they will look worn out, so I replace them with a new one).
I am including some photos to explain:
If you read all of this you get a Freebie! I made a packet with copies of the labels. Click here for the free download.
I had someone request the name tags in an editable format. They are listed in the Freebies page at the top.

36 comments:

  1. So cute! And what a great idea to pin them on their backpacks! Genious!

    Lindsey
    Lovin’ Kindergarten

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    1. Thank you! It is actually my mom's idea.

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  2. Super cute! I love pinning them to backpacks since mine forget to wear them the next day.
    Thank you so much.

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    1. Thank you- so true about returning with them!

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  3. What a great idea! Do you use a certain kind of paper to print these on? Posterboard?

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    1. No, I just printed it on white card stock. This one is not laminated.

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    1. So glad you found me! I enjoy your blog so much

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  5. I love the name tags! I wish we could pin them to their back packs. It has been suggested and shot down. :(
    Pinning on shirts every day {for two weeks} is such a hassle.
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Andi

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    1. Aww..that is too bad! It makes my days go so much easier!

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  6. Too funny! That's me too! Like last year...I was nagging my asst. p. for my class list so I could make everything I needed to!!! You know I am in love with your little octopus!!!! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Thank you for hosting it! I know lots of us look forward to it every week!

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  7. What a cute idea!!! We have to have name tags on our kids the first week of school.
    Audrey
    The Sweet Life of Third Grade

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  8. What a great little tag to keep track of all your little kinders!

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  9. Too cute! Your kindergarten room is going to be so adorable I just know it. Looking forward to seeing pictures of it in the future :)

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  10. Great idea- thanks for sharing! I used the badge holders from Satples last year-- kind of pricey and didn't hold up that well.

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  11. This is a really great idea! Our first day of school we always have like a back to school books bash with bouncy houses and things and name tags are a must for keeping kids straight in all of that chaos! Thanks for the great idea!

    Courtney
    3rd Grade Sprinkles

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  12. Those are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Really cute idea! I am your newest follower! I would love to have you come and visit my blog.

    www.ateacherwithoutaclass.com

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    1. Welcome-I am glad you are here! I follow you, too!

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  15. These are great thanks so much for sharing. Thanks for the freebie.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  16. I must say that you are going great.Use of name badges,tags or etc can increase an individual's personal safety risk,especially students safety.

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