My Tried It Tuesday is about something I implemented earlier this year, after seeing it on Pinterest. I had been struggling for years to figure out how to get my students to consistently write their names on their papers. I'm so glad I found this great idea! I decided to try it in my own classroom :)
Here is how it turned out:
This is where we pass in our work - note the school bus bucket containing the highlighters. Oh, and do you recognize that little blue pencil sharpener?!
This is the sign on the wall above the finished work bin and highlighters.
A close up. Click the above picture to find the original freebie from Khrys Bosland. I just tweaked it a little :)
I add this little label to my shelf as another visual prompt.
And of course, I have to label my highlighters
I will never go back! I love this easy-peasy system. My kids never forget their name, and I never have to try to decipher handwriting or get out my magnifying class to find their name written in the margin in white crayon. I highly recommend implementing this into your classroom. It is so easy and effective!
Anyways, I'm highly distracted by the Jim Norton stand-up currently on my T.V. so I should log off. Make sure to check out some other Tried it Tuesdays on Fourth Grade Flipper's blog, and link up!
What have you tried?