September 1, 2014

September Photo Challenge Day 1

Here it is already September 1st. Time seems to fly once school is back in session. It's hard to believe that we've put in two weeks already. Busy with school work, I've been neglecting my blog a bit although I've been posting on Instagram regularly.

There's a fun little teacher photo challenge that appears each month on Instagram.

I have great intentions at the beginning of every month but seem to peter out halfway through. I decided I'm going to challenge myself to make it through EACH DAY of September, posting a photo on Instagram according to the topic.

Today's topic is Labor Day Activitiy. I worked on making my class set of brag tags today: printing, laminating, cutting, punching, sorting, and stringing. They are all ready to go for tomorrow mornng!

My sixers LOVE brag tags! I used them with this group last year during fifth grade Language Arts class and they really helped the kiddos keep motivated with homework and studying for spelling tests. My sixers have been asking me where their tags are. I decided to wait until my class roster settled before making them since the initial set of tags is personalized with student names. We have new students enter during the first few weeks on a regular basis. This year my class has added three new boys since the first week of school.

In celebration of finishing my brag tags, here's a little FREEBIE for you. This is one of the tags that I give to my sixers in their initial set. You can download your copy HERE. If you'd like to read more about the complete product simply click on the pic below.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. I have seen a lot of these brag tags. I may have to look into them and possibly do them with my class! I am going to need a lot of motivators with my new school!

    Rosie's Rambles

  2. These look really fun! I am not familiar with these. I think they would be very useful. Thank you!


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