Tried It Tuesday: New Linky!!

Good evening!
Hope all is well. I have decided to link up with a new linky from Fourth Grade Flippers. This linky, Tried It Tuesday, is about posting things you have tried in your teaching and/or personal life, to share with the world!
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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?

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8 comments

  1. I have noticed versions of this floating around the blogging world and am pinning this now so I don't forget! There are always those days when I have a multiple choice paper or something for homework that has very little handwriting and there could be 7 no namers! ugh!

    One teacher on my team now just throws the papers in the garbage with no names. Then, I would have to make a lot of extra copies (they are not going to get away with NOT turning it in for a grade and I wouldn't know who really did it anyway!). Things that teachers have to ponder...
    Thank you so much for linking up!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  2. I could silly-slap myself for this one!
    For the multitude of things I have my first graders highlighting everyday....Nouns, adjectives, punctuation, but NEVER thought of the NAME!!! Great Idea!
    Guess what I am doing tomorrow!!!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  3. I love that idea and it is so simple!

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  4. I have pondered using the name highlighter as well, I'm glad it's working out for you!

    My Kinder-Garden

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  5. I've seen this on Pinterest but always wondered if it would work. I will have to give it a try! I'm a new follower.
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  6. My students have to highlight their name on their paper before turning it in to me. I started it this year and have LOVED it!!!

    Dawn
    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

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  7. This is a great idea! I am going crazy with the mystery papers!!!

    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids

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  8. Hello Rae!
    Thank you so much for your help on my giveaway! I just realized I didn't collect email addresses (oops!) and the winner has been chosen. Could you please email me when you get a chance?
    maribel dot sheehan at gmail dot com
    Thanks!

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Thanks for the comments! I look forward to reading them :)

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