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Student Name Tag Management Idea

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.
student magnetic nametag storage solution
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!
student name tag management idea with magnets
Want to know more about my classroom routines, management, decor, or organization?
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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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?

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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