This is the first year I'm going to try "Brag Tags". I know a lot of people aren't a fan of the name-- since we usually give the word "brag" a bad connotation (especially in school)-- but I am planning on starting the year by discussing what "bragging" really is. What does it look like? Sound like? Who might do it?
Then I'm going to move my students toward a discussion that it's alright to feel proud of yourself-- just as long as you're not doing it at someone else's expense. The lesson I want them to carry with the brag tags: It's great to be proud of your accomplishments. And it's ok to be proud because my teacher is proud of me.
Thus-- I don't really have issues with the name. It's all in how you set it up!
Here is my brag tag board at school:
I'm going to hang student necklaces using pushpins. I'm also planning to probably staple a few tags around the board-- just to fill in some of the white space.
This board sits right next to my Class Dojo board (I'm sure you've seen the pics before):
I am going to attempt both this year! I think it's going to be fun!
I finally got my brag tag necklaces ordered. I got mine from Etsy-- but there are millions of places you can find them:
And I bought some tags off of TPT (check out "Lucky Little Learners" for some great ones!)-- and made some for my own kiddos. I finally got them ALL printed, laminated, and cut out. I am storing them in this organizer from Lowes (around $19):
Here are some of the tags I made (like the Dojo ones on the bottom of my organizer)-- and these adorable "Happy Birthday" tags (you can find these in my store)
I've also got some fun dinosaur themed tags-- I know the boys will love these! To read more details visit my store:
Have you ever used brag tags before? I'd love to hear who you buy your tags from-- I'm always looking for new ones! Or how you manage your tags!
Thanks for stopping by-- hope you have a blessed week!