Last week Mrs. Lochel at Keeping Up with the Kindergarteners posted about the name game that she does with her kindergarteners (read her post here). I was so inspired that I started the name game the very next day! Now each day, in addition to cheering the letters for the student of the day's name, we are doing the name game. Like Mrs. Lochel, we write the students name on a sentence strip. Then we cut the letters apart and place them into the pocket chart. We cheer "give me a --" as we spell the students name. Then I model how to draw the student. After that we pass out the papers and all of the students draw a picture of the student of the day. I am so grateful to have learned about this idea! My students are loving it! I love that it #1 gets my students up for a break from the rug, #2 my students are getting lots of practice drawing people, and labeling them and #3 they are loving it! I don't bind the books, I just put a heavy duty staple in the corner during my lunch break. Below is a copy of the cover that I made for the book. Hope you like it!
Name Game Book Cover