Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Stock Up!


Teachers never really get a break...we all know that! Summer is the best time to start thinking about new ideas for the next school year! So, I'm here to tell you all about Brag Tags and how I use them in my classroom! If you like them, you'll have a brand new idea to try next school year!
(And if you like them, check out the giveaway at the end of this post!)

What are brag tags?
Brag tags are small, rectangular pieces of paper that students can earn as academic and behavior incentives. Brag tags can be hung on backpacks or made into a necklace.
Brag tags are an inexpensive and easy way to reward students! You're ready to use the tags in just a few quick steps. Print, laminate, cut apart, and punch a hole - done! 
(See the end of this post for ideas on storage.)

I purchased small ball-chain keychains off Amazon so my students could hang the tags on their backpacks.

The last day of school I had my students take their tags off of their backpacks and we used beads and string to make brag tags necklaces for them to keep! I also had some extra tags that I gave out which just made their day!

I currently have 7 brag tag packs in my store and 5 brag tag freebies!

                         

                          


After a student earns a tag for displaying a certain behavior or for an academic achievement, I help them clip it onto their backpack keychain. They can proudly display their tags everyday while they carry their bags around!

One morning I was handing out homework tags and a parent said to me, "He just LOVES getting brag tags! He comes home grinning and is super excited to show us the new tag he earned." This made my day and I knew I was onto something good!!


The tags seen here are from my best-seller Classroom Behaviors pack.


This Earth Day tag is a freebie in my store! There's also another Earth Day tag included in the Special Days pack.


How do I store my brag tags?
Well, right now I have all my tags in one of those bead/string boxes from the craft store (that we all used to have when we made friendship bracelets...you know you did!) The problem with that box, though, is that it's so full that it won't close completely. So, I'm going to try out a "teacher toolbox" as brag tag storage.
(Teacher toolbox = a storage box with drawers from Lowe's or another hardware store with super cute labels to name what's in each drawer!)


Want to try them out?
On SATURDAY, head to my Facebook page to grab a sampler pack of tags! Don't forget to get the freebie tags in my store (and leave feedback pretty please)!!

Enter my giveaway to win ALL of my brag tag packs! 
(Already have one or more of my packs? No worries, I'll let you choose something else if you win!)

Check it out! Lots of goodies over on Facebook (starting SATURDAY)!




16 comments :

  1. I love the behavior brag tags! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love promoting those positive behaviors!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I love the behavior tags too. It lets the kids know what I expect of them!

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  3. I like the quiet walker brag tag.

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    1. Me too!!! Now if only I could give out more of those... ha! :)

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  4. I have never used these but am very curious about this. I'm all about promoting positive behavior so I would love all of them! Ha!

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    1. Thanks Gloria! They really are fantastic and such an easy, inexpensive way to reward the kids! I love rewarding positive behaviors and these tags do the trick! :)

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  5. I would really like the classroom behaviors in my class. I think they would make a big difference.

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    1. They do! My kiddos loved earning them (and I love that they know my expectations)!!

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  6. I love the variety of your brag tags. They are so cute. I have not used them before but am planning on incorporating it next year. It's such a great way that they can keep it and admire it and it's not candy or an expensive toy. They will love them and it will be great for my budget and I think they are adorable.

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    1. Thanks Deb!! I love what you said - it's not candy or an expensive toy ... that's exactly why I started making and using the brag tags! :)

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  7. This is an adorable idea!! Fingers crossed I win :)

    Kristen Lankford
    http://lovingteachinginspiring.blogspot.com

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