Friday, September 11, 2015

Off to a Good Start

I decided to do something different this year. I did not put name tags on desks. When the students entered the room, I asked them to find a desk that fit them well, one they were comfortable with all day. Once they chose their desk, I approved it or suggested what they will need look for something taller/shorter, etc.

Once they had chosen the right desk, I gave them a name tag that I had saved on my back-to-school Pinterest board and had them make it. I really liked the tent-like name tag (gets yours free here) because it is easy for the other students to read. I put one on my desk, too. Because I know my students well, I already had a seating arrangement made up. I put it on the board and had my students put their desks in the correct location. They really seemed to like starting the day this way and it gave the early kids something to do.