Being The Owl Teacher, it is only natural that I would desire to have everything in my room with an owl. My lunch choice tags were no exception. I racked my brain trying to decide how I could make these with an owl theme, yet be durable for a long year ahead. Then the idea struck me!
I saw an idea on Pinterest for something completely different but it was enough to spark my thoughts and get the wheels turning. I started my hunt for materials. It was a short hunt. I’m completely obsessed with Amazon and the day they gave me an Amazon Credit Card it all went downhill! I’m not advertising, but I love that I can find nearly everything on Amazon (I am not an amazon affiliate). This was no exception.
These tags stay on my board to the side of my lunch board (The picture on the right is from 2013, and the picture on the left is 2014. I couldn’t find the full picture from 2013, but it’s the same concept different borders! I love using Letter Magnets for my boards!) Then when students arrive, they simply move their magnet number to either A lunch, B lunch, C lunch, D lunch or Cold Lunch. Then the magnets remaining tell me quickly who is absent (after gentle reminders if they forgot!).
Hope this helps some classroom management.
What else could you use this for in the classroom?