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I Am Here Today
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K
By: Debbie Haren, Preschool Teacher

Students learn to identify their names as they check in for the day.

Objectives:

To help children learn the letters in their name and the order of the letters to make their name.

Materials:

  • A polaroid picture of each child in your class.
  • A piece of paper with the child's name printed in large letters and a spot at the end for velcro
  • Velcro pieces

Plan:

  1. Take a picture of every student in the class. (Use an instant camera. It is easier and the right size that way!!)
  2. Then put the name of the student on the bottom of the picture in permanent ink.
  3. Use another large heavy material (such as already made name rectangles) for each child. Print the child's name in larger print on this name tag.
  4. Now find a spot in your room (pocket charts could be used) to display each of the children's names. They could just be taped to the wall. I suggest you laminate them first!!
  5. On the end of the large name cards, put a square of Velcro.
  6. Put the other part of the Velcro on the back of their Polaroid picture.
  7. When the children come into school, they hang their picture up beside their name. This also gives them ownership of their name. If two children have the same first name put the first letter of their last name on their name card!

 


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