Thank you so much for your purchase of “How Do We Go Home Name Tags.” Many times, teachers, substitutes, and even students feel anxious about remembering how students will be going home on the first few days of school or when there is a change in the routine. I have created these tags to be run on label paper and stuck on students' clothes or regular paper and then placed in a clip pouch or on a lanyard for students to wear all day. Students will have a secure feeling all day long and teachers will not have any last-minute panicking at dismissal either!
Directions: As students are coming into class, write their names on the line of a bus card (and bus number) if they will be riding a bus home after school, and write your name on the line at the bottom so they will remember who their teacher is. Choose another appropriate card if they are car riders, walkers, go to after-care, sports, or other after-school program.
Reduce first day jitters as you affix these adorable "go home" stickers on each child.
• Complete it with their name and your name (place on the bottom line of the card) in the event that the child is hard to understand by a bus driver or other school staff; they will know whom to contact if needed.
• A line is available to write the bus number as well. No stress on you at dismissal time.
• Children's end-of-the-day transportation is easily identified at a glance.
• No searching through files, forms, or piles on your desk!
I’ve included pictures to consider children who are walkers, ride bikes home, go to after care, or attend after-school sports practices, or other options. Pictures can be assigned whatever meaning the teacher wishes.
Signs for each card can also be run to help group students together or to have as a reference. To help with this, I have included pages with two small signs per page. They can be glued onto card stock and even laminated for durability.
There is also a page for posting a roster of how each child gets home. Three pages of roster options are given.
I hope that these pages will make the beginning of the year (or any time of year) less stressful for you and your students.
Clip art credit: Phillip Martin