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  1. jennyd

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    It seems like a silly worry but, name tags on desks. Do you use them in 5th? Do you have the kids make those paper tents or give them official ones? I've looked around at some other threads and I can't quite seem to get a general consensus. We've only got one class per grade level so I don't have any team member's example to follow, and I don't want to do anything too juvenile for my new class of kids.
     
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    Our school has a tendency to have kiddos moved around the first few weeks (because of enrollment) so I don't begin the year with the nameplates I purchased. Instead, I have the students create their own folded "tent" name plate following a glyph.
     
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    I use nametags but not the ones you buy in the store. Last year I created License plate name tags. I simply use them so I know whose desk is whose especially if I'm moving desks around when the kids aren't there. http://msjensenclass.com/pictures/P1010060.JPG
     
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    Hrmm...I do love a good glyph, but the license plate name tags look cool. A little googling will probably find me the answer, but is there a website you printed them from, katenar?
     
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    I LOVE those license plates, but $9 a student X 34 is too much for me right now! :( I wish they were cheaper!
     
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    I didn't buy them. I would create the license plate with the kids name. Right click the image and copy it. I then inserted it into a word document, cropped them a bit, printed and laminated them.

    Trust me - I wouldn't pay $9 for a name tag! :D
     
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    I don't use them in 5th grade (though most of my kids still can't even write their names in cursive, so maybe I should use them). I just find they don't need them anymore. Also, when they start getting all written on and sticker covered, it aggrevates me. I know my limits lol
     
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    I used them in 5th grade. I didn't put them on the tops of desks like in lower grades, but on the front of the desk. Like others said, it was more for me to know who's desk is who's when I moved them around. That, and the subs ALWAYS thanked me because they knew the kids names without having to find them on a seating chart.
     
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    I use them. I get irritated when they get screwed up by the constant picking, and I swear I won't use them again, but it's easier to learn the kids names quickly that way. There does come a time that I get fed up and take them off, but I like how it gives the students a place that's theirs at the beginning
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    (I hope this isn't rambling: watching Oprah...:eek:)
     
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    OMG, I didn't think that would work! This is an excellent idea that I wish I had a couple of years ago when my theme was "We have a License to Learn." I think I may have to reuse it. Thanks for this so much!
     
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    I hate all of the picking too. I've found that instead of using tape on the back to tack them down, use 2 or 3 long strips of packing tape right over the top and onto the desk. I wrap the tape right from the top onto the inside of the lid. They stay nicer much longer and most students are less apt to pick at them.
     
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    I use them. I like the name tags that have the mult. chart and parts of speech and other info on them.

    This year I bought the plastic sleves to put the name tag in. I give rewards for neat name tags like clean desks. It has worked pretty well.
     
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    I tried this. But when I right click the image, a pop up comes up saying it's copyrighted and won't allow it.
     
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    Would you be willing to share the glyph you use? I would like to try it this fall.:)
     
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    I teach 5th grade, and I create a cursive name tags for every student. I have them decorate and them laminate. When kids move seats, the name tag goes with them.
     
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    Thanks so much katenar! This is exactly what I've been looking for.
    I do use name tags on the desks. Our kids love them and almost expect them.
     
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    I actually have the glyph handy on my computer but don't know how to attach the file here. Can somebody help or I can email it to you?!
     
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    I have created them for my room this year! I searched and found this post because I LOVE Katie's nametags from last year. They go PERFECTLY with my theme! :)
     
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    I do NOT use name plates on the desks, because I have two classes and thought it would just be too much. The kids knew where they sat after day one. I had them wear name tags the first day, and had everyone's names down pat by the end of day 2!
     
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    Weird. Well you can either do a screen shot and crop it down or if you hit next and approve the plate it will bring you to the check out screen and show a sample. Click the sample to enlarge and then you can right click without the pop up box.

    Hope that helps. :)
     
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    Maybe you could PM it to me, and I can open the attachment through my email! I really appreciate it!:D
     

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