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Staple the name tags to the desks?
Old 08-08-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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Ok...now that I got your curiosity up...

Has anyone ever used glue dots to attach name plates to desks? If so, do you recommend it? What brand were they?

How about command strips?

In the past I have taped them flat with packing tape. Just feeling adventurous and I think I could try one of the 2 ideas above and if it doesn't work I can tape them down later.



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I've never done that.
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I used to use book tape, but it really gets nasty after a while. The last couple of years, I've used velcro; one dot at each end. The kids can take their nametags off their desks and take them to a center if they need the number line or anything else that's on it. I laminate the nametags with the #5 lamination, and they stay nice pretty much all year, except for those kids who are bound and determined to ruin them.
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I did think about using velcro but they won't be needing to remove them (just at the end of the year). I was concerned with velcro the kids would rip, rip, rip and rip away at them and drive me nuts(nuttier!)with the noise.

Thanks for responding...I may give them a try because I do think you are right....some kids are going to pick away no matter what lengths I go to.
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I wound up letting go of nametags several years ago!
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I use the velcro dots, but I put the nametags on the front of the desk, not the top of the desk. I realize this only works if all the desks are facing the front though.


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Sharpie pens?
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UVAgrl928 do you use Sharpie pens?
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I gave up that fight. Sharpies for the win. It comes off later and no picking.
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An experiment
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Maybe I will do my own little experiment...one group of desks for each strategy.
1. Tape
2. Velcro
3. Glue dots
4. Command strips

And a Sharpie on the ready (NoElephants) for when the above fails.

I will report back to the group as I gather data. (Probably on the Vent board because I know none of these will work!)
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I used velcro for years and it was never a problem. Writing on furniture was not something I wanted to model for kids.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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A colleague of mine just had the name tags lying on the top of the desk, laminated but not taped or attached to the desk in any way. I was surprised at how well this worked. She taught the kids to just leave them alone, and for the most part, they really did.


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Old 08-08-2019, 09:25 PM
 
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I also use velcro dots. I have had the same back pieces stuck to my desks for the last 4 years-I just add a new "fuzzy side" to the new name tags each year.
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I stopped using name tags when students picked at the adhesive tags and pulled them up and down, up and down, up and down... I went to a system where for the first three days of school, I used sticky squares to attach a cheap, temporary name tag with each student's name and taped a single, small square with each student's number so they would get oriented. Then I removed the name tag and left only the numbers. It worked great.
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I put my name tags on the front of their desks. I laminate them with at least 5 mil laminate, then I attach them using scotch wall mounting tabs to the front of their desks.

If you have them sitting in groups I guess you could use the same thing on top of their desks, and since it's laminated will be less likely to destroy it. But it would have to be at least 5 mil or more.
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So basically I just had a cheapo name tag- at open house they got to put it wherever they wanted. I did not tape these down. For the first few days they just stayed out at their tables. I shuffled the kids around a bit until I liked the arrangement, then they could all take home the name tags.

What do you need the nametags for? Why do you need them?
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:53 AM
 
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What do you need the nametags for? Why do you need them
We are required to have them if we dont have a seating chart in our sub plans. Also we have parent event like 5 times a year where parent come to see their child perform or come to do an activity in the classroom and its nice for us to just say, "find your child's desk please" when they come in if the kids arent sitting down.
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They work really well and pretty easy to remove when you are ready, with dry erase markers. The kids love doing that at the end of the year!
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An important part of classroom management in some environments is the careful formation of seating groups. It cannot be free choice in some classrooms.
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We are required to have them if we dont have a seating chart in our sub plans. Also we have parent event like 5 times a year where parent come to see their child perform or come to do an activity in the classroom and its nice for us to just say, "find your child's desk please" when they come in if the kids arent sitting down.
Why wouldn't you leave a seating chart in your sub plans? Making the sub read upside down at a distance to figure out which student is where makes no sense. I always draw a master seating plan and copy it, then label the copies in pencil (easy to update if you move people) and keep it in my class binder. I use it daily, and I keep it for the sub. For those parent night things, you could have students do some project that clearly identifies them and leave it front-and-center on the desk so parents can see it. Or have students greet their parents at the door and usher them to their desk.

My point is, if the ONLY reason you're using name tags is to satisfy the school rule, there are ways around it. I have never thought that students use any of the stuff on the name tags; they just become toys to play with in lieu of paying attention, and once they're picked at, they look sloppy.
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:47 AM
 
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Laminate them with thick laminate and use velcro. Neatness and desk organization can be taught. Kids can be taught to take care of things.
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