Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Tip

This tip is probably better suited for the beginning of the year but I'm going to share it with you now anyways.  My short term memory is pretty much non-exsistent and so when it comes to remembering things during the day I need all the help I can get.

This year I have 26 kiddos and being able to run through a list of them at the beginning of the year to see who didn't line up at recess wasn't going to happen from memory.  I saw our dear kindergarten aide carrying around a big piece of paper with her all the time of the kiddos names and I thought to myself, there's got to be something better and easier than this.

Here comes my great idea...a label on the back of my ID badge with all my student's names!  I always have my badge, it's the key to my school and holds the key to my classroom.  Putting a label on the back is the perfect way for me to know who I have and who I am missing at all times.  Not only is this great for recess time but fire drills as well.  It is much quicker than grabbing their attendance cards and I will never forget it.

Hopefully some of you are already doing this and if so, why haven't you shared your brilliant idea with me yet?!



  1. Congrats! I just awarded your blog with the Liebster blog award! Come on over to my blog to check it out! Also I am your newest follower! Johanna

    First Grade Fanatic!

  2. What a great idea! I'm your newest follower thanks to Johanna!

    Teachin' First

  3. This is such a good idea! I think I might get on board!!!


  4. What a great idea! WOW! That is A LOT of kiddos! I am your newest follower and would love for you to visit me if you get the chance!


  5. Did you type these into an Avery label? How did you get everyone fit into such a tight space? Would LOVE to do this for the beginning of my year! Thanks :)

  6. I also include the parent contact number

  7. I have an old Xyron sticker box. First I used the snip tool on my computer and opened my gradebook with my study hall names. I snipped the names and pasted to a word doc that allowed me to make the snip even smaller, but legible and printed. Then I cut the list, stuck in the Xyron, made it into a sticker and stuck it to my badge. Thanks for reminding me. We just started school last week, and this will allow me to add my buddy teachers' rosters to the back of my badge as well in case they have subs. This explanation took way longer than the sticker. LOL