Dismissal time can be one of the most harrowing times of the day; especially during the first week of school. Even more so on the FIRST day of school! For most of us, the ultimate goal for the first day of school is to (1) keep everyone safe (2) teach the rules and procedures- particularly as they pertain to behavior and (3) to make sure that everyone makes it home safely. Right? Your list may not flow in this order, but I’d say that these are somewhere in the top 5.
|Click on the photo to get your Backpack Dismissal Tags.|
Print the desired number of transportation cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and laminate them for durability. Then, use a single hole punch to punch a hole in the top corner. Use a safety pin (if you are sure that they won’t pose a safety threat) or a pipe cleaner to attach them to your students’ backpacks. The tags are pretty durable once laminated. I leave them on my students’ backpacks all year long. I have found that the pipe cleaners typically last throughout the year, too.
Grab your Backpack Dismissal Tags and Dismissal Clipboard form and start preparing for a successful transition to the end of your day. I hope that this brings a little extra sense of peace to your dismissal time.