These are an invaluable tool for managing my classroom. They provide me with a quick, easy, time saving way to assign jobs and form groups for Kagan activities, organize students within those groups and call out students to help. I am planning on making this product in other themes. Please let me know if there is a theme you are interested in.
This file includes:
six sets of desk signs for groups of 6
Five sets of desk signs for groups of 5
four sets of desk signs for groups of 4
Six full page signs to hang above each table group
Six half page signs
Ideas and information on how they can be used in your classroom
The desk tag shows each students table group, and their personal, number, shape and color. Each student will have a number, a color and a shape on their tag. I use the individual symbols in a number of ways.
*Using an ideas base on Kagan strategies, each day a different number is the table materials manager for that day. That student will collect and pass out necessary papers and other materials for their permanent table group.
*To assign other classroom jobs as they come up. Will all of the circles...
*When I want to mix it up and have my students work with a group other than those they sit with I can quickly make groups by calling all of the same shape to group together, or by number or color.
*When students are in groups, group jobs can be assigned according to the symbols. All of the reds will be the writers, the blues will be the materials managers... Etc.
This allows me to quickly group my students in a variety of ways that is easy for the students to understand and cuts down on transition time.
I love that these labels really help me to facilitate a team approach to learning within my classroom. They have worked great at any age!