Thursday, September 13, 2012


I've started teaching first grade and can I just say how much I love it... The kids are so sweet. They want to hold my hand and hug me all day long. They are just adorable. One of the activities we have been working on is called Name-O. My kids love this activity. I did this activity with my second graders last year and they loved it too. I made a file folder with the words NAME-O written on the front and I cut a slit in the front of it. Every day I choose three students names. I have all my students stand up. I pick one of their names and I slide their strip through the hole. One letter at a time. When I show the first letter. I have all the students who's name doesn't start with that letter sit down. I pull the name out of the slit slowly to only show each letter at a time. If a child has the same first and second letter in their name they keep standing until my class is able to figure out who's name it is. Then I have that child come to the front and we sing the song together. Putting their name in the blanks.  I'm going to use the example Michael. The song goes like this:
There is a boy/girl in our Second grade Class and Michael is his name-o. M-i-c-h-a-e-l, M-i-c-h-a-e-l, M-i-c-h-a-e-l and Michael is his name-O. It's to the tune Of BINGO. How do you teach names in your class?
If you would like a copy of the strips of papers I use. I put them in my TPT shop. You can just click on the picture above and it will take you . 


  1. What a fun idea! The kids always love singing!! Thanks for sharing!I am glad I found your blog through the Friday Flashback Linky Party! I am your newest follower!

  2. This is so cute and can definitely be used for other things as well! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for linking up with this idea, Rikki! I love it...singing always makes everything so much more fun! I think this could be a great center activity, too!

    Teaching Maddeness

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