Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alphabet Brag Tags

Brag Tags in the Classroom

Have you heard of brag tags?  Are you using them in your classroom?  If not, read on....You may want to give them a try after you see all the fun you can have with them....even at the END OF THE YEAR!!

If you're not familiar with brag tags, check out my blog post here.  I explain what they are, how they work, and how I use them in my classroom!

Alphabet Brag Tags:  End of the Year Review

So since it's almost May and many of us are beginning to wrap up the year, I wanted to show you how I use Alphabet Brag Tags as a way to keep my students engaged and enthusiastic about our end of the year review!

Each year in Kindergarten our classes all do an ABC Countdown.  The last 26 days of school are filled with fun activities, letter/sound review, and a countdown from A to Z!  (ending, of course, with "Zee" Last Day of School...LOL)

There are several ways you can use Alphabet Brag Tags in your classroom....especially at the end of the year.  

1)  Use a brad and create a fan of letters that students can use as little flashcards to review, quiz their friends, or just practice by themselves.  You could give students all the letters at once, or if you do an ABC countdown, you could give them one each day!

2) Have students color their own brag tags to show which letters/sounds they have learned throughout the year!  

3) Hole punch the Alphabet Brag Tags and put them on a binder ring.  Again, you could give students all the letters at once or simply pass them out as you review each letter.

4) Hole punch the Alphabet Brag Tags and string them on some yarn or a chain.  Kids love necklaces and whether it's a bunch of Fruit Loops or a bunch of ABC Brag Tags.....they're going to want to wear the necklace everywhere!!

Students love brag tags and Alphabet Brag Tags can be a fun way to end your year AND help your students review their letters and sounds!  

My ABC Brag Tags include tags with letters/pictures, tags with capital letters, and tags with lowercase letters.  In case you'd like to save ink, I've also included ALL tags in black and white!  Simply print the B&W tags on color paper or have students color their own for added fun!

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