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Old 08-05-2007, 04:47 PM
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Attaching Desk Tags

What's the best way to attach desk name tags? I've seen a lot of people use contact paper, but that seems so expensive. Has anyone used clear packaging tape? Does this work? I'm wondering if it sticks to the desks and won't come off.....
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:02 PM
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Last year I attached them to the kids pencil boxes and it worked perfectly, but this year I bought the gigantic desk name plates and they are too long for the pencil boxes. I'm trying to figure out what to do too!

I don't really want to tape them flat on the desks because I always end up changing the kids seats around throughout the year.

I saw some neat plastic clips that had adhesive on the bottom. Each clip held a desk name plate, notecard, or whatever. They were cool because then the desk name plates were held upright so I could easily view their names. The clips allowed you to easily switch name plates with another student in case they moved seats. I thought I saw them at reallygoodstuff.com but I checked the whole entire website and didn't find them.

Good luck to both of us!!!
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:05 PM
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I have tables in my room and I change seats every month or so, so my name tags aren't required to be on their for a real length of time. But I laminate my name tags and then I just stick them to the desks with masking tape on the back. I never had a problem with it, and they were easy to remove and switch the kids around. In the beginning of the year when I was still figuring out the behaviors in the classroom and was changing seats all the time trying to find a good set up, I actually just used a couple of globs of sticky tac on the name plates. The teacher next door uses packaging tape and never complained about it, but she changed seats every month too so it wasn't for an extended period of time.

The one thing I like about using contact paper and packing tape is that nothing gets underneath them. Every time I changed seats I would wipe down the tables and I was always amazed at the amount of little crumbs, snack, glitter, or dirt that was under them!
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:06 PM
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Uclaclum, if you find those clips please post it!! I'll have 2 classes a day this year and I'm looking for an easy solution to double name plates without having them take up twice the space. Those sound good!
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:14 PM
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I'm monopolizing the thread, but I just found 2 things at reallygoodstuff.com that you might find useful!

http://reallygoodstuff.com/product_d...1-b8b76922852f

http://reallygoodstuff.com/product_d...2-b9b14cde6788
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:20 PM
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Funny to see this thread. I hate putting desk name plates on the desks and I just got done doing just this!!

Easiest-contact paper although it doesn't hold up for the long haul

Fair to difficult- stickier contact paper (we must have ordered it through a teacher supply. it's a HUGE pain to put on, but it lasts the whole year)

Hardest to remove- packaging tape: I caution you if you use it. It doesn't tear off desks easily and it leaves a sticky residue you have to scrap off.
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:51 PM
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I'm monopolizing the thread, but I just found 2 things at reallygoodstuff.com that you might find useful!

http://reallygoodstuff.com/product_d...1-b8b76922852f

http://reallygoodstuff.com/product_d...2-b9b14cde6788
I saw the tape strips but they are too short (12x4). My name plates are the long ones shown here
http://reallygoodstuff.com/product_d...c-c5de5bf4ccf4

I also saw the cool table tent desk plates, but then their pencil boxes wouln't fit.

Why is it that the simplest things cause us so much trouble!

If my students (and their parents) thought that I put in this much time and thought into name tags, they would think I am crazy!
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:57 PM
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Uclaclum, if you find those clips please post it!! I'll have 2 classes a day this year and I'm looking for an easy solution to double name plates without having them take up twice the space. Those sound good!
I knew I saw those clips on the reallygoodstuff website! They are not shown in the picture but they talk about them in this link.
It looks like they aren't sold individually anymore. You have to buy them with the desk plates.
http://reallygoodstuff.com/product_d...c-fcce81885af9

I also like these but they are so expensive! Too bad, because they are the perfect size for my name plates (18x5 in)
http://reallygoodstuff.com/product_d...2-83ca9e35f922
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:01 PM
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I saw the tape strips but they are too short (12x4). My name plates are the long ones shown here
http://reallygoodstuff.com/product_d...c-c5de5bf4ccf4

I also saw the cool table tent desk plates, but then their pencil boxes wouln't fit.

Why is it that the simplest things cause us so much trouble!

If my students (and their parents) thought that I put in this much time and thought into name tags, they would think I am crazy!
I got some of the long tape strips last year for name plates. I thought I got them at Really Good Stuff??? They work really well if you can find the size you need. I guess I need to check where I got them because I want to get them again.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:02 PM
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I always use clear packing tape, but I don't use huge nametags though. I usually use small nametags or die cuts.
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