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!