|A sure cure for no names on papers!|
I recently ran across this helpful little tip ... The Name Pen... from my friend and fellow teacher Katie! (Not only is she a wonderful teacher she is amazingly organized!) The Name Pen is a sure fire way to help your students remember to write their names on their papers! I don't know about you, but I have quite a few little ones who forget to do so, especially early in the year.
Here is how it works... When students are ready to turn in their work they highlight their name (one quick line across their name) and place it into the "All Done" basket. The "All Done" basket is where kids turn in completed work in our classroom. If a student pulls out the Name Pen to highlight their name and can't find it on their paper, it is a sure fire reminder to write it at that time. Yea, no more nameless papers! I kid you not, the Name Pen immediately cured the occurrence of those "no name" papers which often frustrate my record keeping and paper management routines. To make using the Name Pen even easier, use retractable highlighters. It makes the process quick and easy for all kids to use. This is an awesome little tip... thanks Katie! Give it a try, you will love it!