I like to make name cards each year for a variety of uses in my classroom.
I use my 1 1/2 inch square punch and cut out pictures of each one of the kiddos 3-4 times. I use one set on business cards. I glue about 1/3 of the picture on to the right end of the business card. I then write their name on the other part of the card and then laminate. I then stick magnets on the back of them and we use them when the kiddos have to go to the restroom. They move their card from the filing cabinet to the magnetic board so we know who is where. 🙂
I also make a set without magnets and use them to call on students when we are doing something whole group. I cycle through the cards and that ensures each child gets a chance at the activity. I call them Morning Message cards.
I also make several copies (3 to be exact) for my Literacy and Math Work Stations. We are going to be doing 2 Literacy Work Stations this year, so I will have two pictures of each student that I can rotate through their Literacy Work Stations. I will also use one set for Math Work Stations.