|
 

Name Tags

Grade Levels: Pre-K - 6

Objectives

  • Students will learn each others names quickly.
  • Teacher will learn student names.
  • Students will have name tags ready for visitors, substitutes, and use on field trips.

Materials

Plastic ID holders

Procedures

  1. Make name tags for each student and put them inside the plastic ID holders, writing the names on them so that they are legible from a distance.

  2. Have students wear them for the first few weeks of school.

  3. After you and your students have learned everyone’s name, store the name tags for use when visitors come to the class or a substitute is in the room.
Additional Ideas: Have the students design their own name tags for their desks. Show them how they can draw lines around the outline of the letters in their name and make a rainbow design or make nametags based on the theme subject you are covering. (Example: Dr. Seuss for first grade, or Arthur, or a specific subject like bats). Students draw related pictures by their name. These can be laminated form use as desk plates. You can also string name tags with yarn and put on a suction cup hook by the door for easy pick up when needed.

Free 7-Day Trial for TeacherVision®

Sign up for a free trial and get access
to our huge library of teaching materials!

Start Trial

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!