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.
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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