Friday, October 21, 2011

Duct Tape Identification

I happened to be in a friends room who notebooks in Social Studies and noticed her notebooks on the shelf. I love love love that she put colored duct tap on the binding to, not only secure an area that typically starts falling apart, but allows for easy identification.

6 comments:

A Middle School Survival Guide said...

This is a great idea...thanks for sharing. I've always wanted an excuse to use colored duct tape!!

Katie Loftin said...

Doesn't putting them all on a shelf like that make it hard for the students to identify which one belongs to them?

Eve Heaton said...

Katie - I think the teacher has student helpers pass out the books at the beginning of the class. The helpers pulls the red group down and start distributing (Their names are written on the front).

Eve

Ame' said...

lol! I too have always wantd and excuse to buy so much colored duct tape...great idea!

Dawn Marie said...

In a homeschool environment, I could see using this duct tape to identify which child the books belong to if they had more than one book...For example: child one's books could have blue duct tape, child two's books could have red duct tape, etc, etc. And if you wanted an easy visual to determine which subject they belong to, perhaps another short strip at the bottom or middle to designate the subject....so for the child who has the blue tape along the entire binding, perhaps yellow for social studies, orange for science, etc.

Eve Heaton said...

I love that people are enjoying the duct tape idea! I'm going to pass that on to the teacher who started it. I've seen it being rolled out in different classrooms with success.

Eve