For years I have been sticking student name tags on tops of the desks and tables. It’s just what I always did. And every year by Christmas break, without fail, the tags are rolled up, colored on, or torn. This year, I got brand new tables, and I just couldn’t bring myself to going through the name tag routine. I wanted to try something new! So instead, I made name tags to fit on the chairs. They are printed, laminated, and glued on with hot glue.
Since first graders do benefit from seeing their name written properly, I plan to still give them a written name-tag that they can keep in their writing folders so they have that model to reference.
In the mean time, I promised a few people on Instagram that I would post this label I shared from my first day with kiddos on Friday. The original idea and recipe come from my sweet friend, Babbling Abby!!! You can read all about it on her post from way back in 2011, here! (2011?! I can’t believe I’ve been loving on teacher blogs for that long-!!) You can download my soda bottle label, HERE.