Friday, April 5, 2013

gnarly name plates.

I hate to admit to this, but I'm a bit of a name plate snob. In my "extensive" four years of teaching, I have yet to find myself yearning for teddy bears or gingham apples to adorn my kiddies' desks and lockers. I always wanted something bright, colorful, and cheery for my name plates, but I could never find it in the stores!  In the past, this rebellion against the name plate gods has resulted in me drawing my own name plates, but this year, I decided to begin designing a series of name plates that I could share with y.o.u.

I just finished my first Kindergarten name plate and I couldn't wait to share it with you!

Adorbs, right? I have saved the file so that you can type your kiddos names onto the name plate and format the names according to your heart's desire! After typing out the names, simply print the page on cardstock and you've got yourself a fabuloso name plate. Joy to the world!

To purchase your Kindergarten name plates, head on over to my TPT store and get shopping!

I used to use clear packing tape to affix name plates to my kids' desks, but this year, I chose to print, laminate, and velcro my kids' name plates to their desks and I am LOVING this method! There is no sticky residue from the packing tape and the name plates have lasted all year without me switching them out mid-year!

I know I seem a bit kinder-biased today, but never fear! I have name plates for first and second grade in the works. I also plan to make a more "resourceful" name plate that will feature left and right hands, a number line, the alphabet, etc. I hope for those to be up within the week!

Happy weekend, y'all!

7 comments:

  1. Hey Eryn,
    I love your kindergarten name plates! I was wondering if you would consider making a preschool name plate or make an editable one? I would definitely buy it.

    Thanks,
    Kelly

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  2. I've been using velcro for my name tags for years and I love it! I use it for my fourth graders! =)

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  3. I need to have my little cousins make me some name plates like these. Those are SWEET!!

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  4. Is it pretty easy to remove the Velcro from the desks at the end of the year?

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    1. Surprisingly yes, April! I had a bit of residue on some of my desks after I removed the velcro, so I just sprayed Goo Gone on those spots and it came up in a jiffy!

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  5. Your kids don't pull and play with the Velcro on the name plates? I can already hear the sounds in my head....lol

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    1. I truly never had a problem with them fiddling with the velcro! After the "newness" wore off, they pretty much ignored them!

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