Time to link up today with Tara my new Blog BFF. I'm so happy that we've formed a friendship this summer. I just love her fun ideas and I can't wait to make her tickets next week.
This week I worked on Beginning of the Year stuff for school. Our administration expects ALL K-2 students to be labeled for their afternoon transportation the first week of school. Here is what I came up with.
Transportation Tag Bracelets
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I think it is much faster than die cutting different colored buses. Please tell me I'm not the only one who spent hours cutting little buses? Wow ...wish I would have used powerpoint many years ago.
These transportation tags are editable. I plan on laminating and attaching with velcro. Students will wear as a bracelet. They will earn a dojo point for bringing back the next day. I'm also going to stress this at orientation. Hopefully the families will already take home the correct transportation tag bracelet for their child the day before. I know my main goal on the first day of school is to make sure they ALL eat lunch and get home the correct way!
View this editable packet .
FREE 7 HABITS Behavior Beads- Forever FREE!
How do you display your necklaces?
Last year I had the tags on little hooks grouped by tables. I had four tables so each hook had about 5 necklaces.
In the past, I have displayed them on a large cork board. Each necklace hangs from a thumbtack with the student’s number above the thumbtack.
Here is a CD cabinet without the selves. I used this my first year as a tag holder.
The possibilities are endless. You can go all out or use something simple that works for you. I’d love to see pictures of your displays. Link up on Saturday Snapshots.
When do your students wear their necklaces?
Each day, students wear their chains if they choose. At the end of the day when they go pack up their belongings..they hang their Behavior Beads back on the hooks! The next morning when students come in they are able to put on their chains first thing in the morning. I don’t make them wear the necklaces daily. Some love to and others prefer to keep them on the hook. I’ve seen some teachers just allow students to wear necklaces on Fridays or assemblies. Again it’s up to you.
When do they earn tags?
Two years ago I used a behavior clip chart in my classroom and every time a student ended on OUTSTANDING they earned a jewel for their clip. Once they had 5 jewels, they earned a behavior bead/tag/badge. Last year I used class dojo. Once they had 25 points they earned a new tag. I had many different levels of tags. I also gave out tags for mastering math facts, sight words, good handwriting, displaying good character traits, and many others. I’m excited to use my FREE 7 Habits this year.
How do you know whose necklace is whose?
I number at least one tag. It’s usually the first tag I give them. However, this year I will be making a custom tag with each child’s name on it.
How do I implement them?
Simply print on cardstock, laminate and cut. I’ve made them very easy to cut. I used a paper cutter and it was so fast. I punch a hole using a small punch size found at Hobby Lobby ( $3.99)
Where do you store the extra tags?
You can buy a compartment storage container at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. I love Tara’s picture.
Where did you find the chains?
You can find them at Etsy, Imagestuff, online and Hobby Lobby. I bought my chains at Hobby Lobby for $7.99. If you have coupon... it’s even cheaper.
If you have any more questions about Behavior Beads/Badges please leave me a comment and I'll do my best to answer them. I'm off to check out the other fun Monday Made Its.