Ever since my big classroom reveal, I have been getting dozens of questions about how I manage materials and use all the little spaces of my classroom. I am going to try to address as many of your questions as possible in the coming weeks, starting with how I manage my student name tags.
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My kindergarten students each have a name tag that they wear whenever they go to their “specials” classes. I invested in high-quality safety name tags from Lakeshore. I love the idea of my students wearing name tags so the other teachers can remember their names, but it is always such a hassle to distribute them before each class. That’s when the genius idea occurred to me: use magnets to store each child’s name tag on the side of his/her desk. That way, the tags are easily accessed by students right before we go to a special class. This also has the added benefit of keeping the tags out of sight and reach during work time so students are less likely to play with them while not in use.
Of course, I used cute magnets that coordinate with my classroom theme. I had the idea to create these cute flower magnets last summer and I made over a dozen by gluing a silk flower onto the top of every magnet man I owned.
Check out my tutorial on DIY Magnetic Flower Clips.
Neat and tidy name tag management makes this kindergarten teacher very happy!
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The name tags are SO cute! Is there a template for those hanging out somewhere? 🙂
Such a smart idea and so pretty, too!
Fun in Room 4B
I absolutely love the little touches you take to make your room look amazing!
Where did you get those fabulous chevron print tablecloths? Love them!!
I’m definitely late on this, but I just saw this on Pinterest. I second the question about the name tags…do you have a template by chance? Love them! 🙂
Where did you get the letters that are above the white board? Love everything!
The name tags you have inside the tags are super cute. I love how it all ties together. Such a great idea and then can be used for future field trips too. Is there a template for that by chance?