This is how I choose names so that everyone gets a chance to find something in our Morning Messages (and whenever else they are needed).  I take each child’s picture on the 1st day of school, laminate it, and then punch them out with one of my Stampin’ Up! circle punches.  I tape them on to jumbo popsicle sticks from Discount School Supply and write the child’s name sideways with a permanent marker.

At this time in the year, I choose one child each day to be the stick-picker.  They get to call out the child’s name who will come to the board next.  This is great for even my non-readers because they can identify everyone just by their picture.  I keep them in a plastic cup next to my bench.

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on March 13, 2012, in Morning Messages, Organization. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi there, I like your popsicle sticks…I just use names on bees — cute little faces…glad I found your blog. Great ideas here.
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After


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