I love having tables in my classroom, but it makes changing nameplates for students tricky. Nothing has worked for me... Tape, contact paper, those super-expensive sleeves. Picky fingers have ripped them all up! I wanted to give my students the same information as you'd find on those 18" name tags, but without the fuss of having name tags attached to the table.
My solution is a placemat that contains all the same important information primary students need, but in a format that can be attached to the inside of a file folder (like mini offices) or to a 12x18" piece of construction paper. These two sheets contain:
*Space for the child's name (and number, if you use them)
*An alphabet chart with corresponding images
*Number grid to 120 (Common Core aligned)
*Days of the week
*Months of the year
*Number words to 10
Directions for assembly:
1. Print pages single sided.
2. Adhere pages to the inside of a file folder or to a 12x18" piece of construction paper (I trimmed mine down about 3/4" to fit completely within the file folder).
3. Laminate for durability (before or after writing the child's name on the name tag portion). If you laminate and then write the child's name with a Sharpie, you should be able to erase it with dry erase marker to reuse the same folders year after year.
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Graphics from Scrappin' Doodles and JW Illustrations.