Tweaked Emergency Idea!

My badge with the list inside!
Wow!  My last several blog posts have been un-teachery!  I need to get back to the teacher stuff!  :)

As with all teachers I am always looking for new ways to make my life easier! 
Funny, but there are some aspects to teaching that I never really took to much time to think about.  I just did them like everyone else!  Then, Pinterest came along and changed all of that.  I have learned so many great ideas through Pinterest and teacher blogs that I can't keep up with it all!  
Anyway, one of the things that I found that I thought was BRILLIANT was someone pinned the idea that they put their kiddos names on the back of her school badge (you know those lovely things that some schools are having teachers wear for security reasons?)  
Anyway, instead of just putting my kiddos names on the back of my badge, I printed a small list of all of kiddos emergency information and put that inside the plastic holder!  We use a system called RDS which keeps all of our student information in one place so we can easily call up a roster to print. I have my student's names, parent's names,  phone numbers, addresses and bus information all in one place!   Mine is a little bigger than half a page, but olds up nice and small to fit in my badge holder.  It conveniently covers up my terrible school picture! Now, I have my kiddos emergency information on me at all times.  Of course, if you can't cover up your picture you can always slip it in the back.   This works out really well for fire, weather and lock down drills because I am wearing my list, I don't need to remember to grab it!  
I also put my keys on it so I would always have them close at hand.  Of course, that means I have to remember 2 sets of keys, but it makes me feel better that I know where my classroom door key is at all times!  Woo-hoo!  

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  1. Hi! Thanks again for finding me! I keep my ID and key together, too. It makes it easier to find in the morning and more convenient to always have them together. I'm definitely going to add the emergency info to that because when we have a drill or a field trip, it's not always convenient to have a huge folder with you. Thanks for the idea!

    Sliding Into First

  2. I did the same thing with my class list! Really helps when I want to make sure I have all the little bodies I am supposed to have. I love Pinterest! I found you on my blog and am now following you!

    2nd Grade Pig Pen

  3. Thanks Rhiannon and Teresa! It does make life easier in a stressful situation!

  4. I did the same thing. It does make life easier, doesn't it? I've pinned so many great things too BUT I've realized I need to go back and look at the pins again and implement more of the great stuff I pinned!

  5. Lisa,
    I just need to spend a week going through and printng and organzing all of my pins! I don't know how I ever taught without Pinterest! :)

  6. Awesome idea! We use RDS too, but I never thought to put the emergency information right inside my ID. Thanks for sharing :)


    Sparkly, Quirky Lifebox

    The Quirky Apple

  7. Great tip about keeping keys in your badge! We don't wear badges at my school but maybe I should start because I hate it that I am always scrambling for my keys on lock down drills. That seems like a simple and safe solution. Thanks for the tip!

    Teaching and Tapas

  8. Our cards also are our code cards for our copy machines, so it is just handy all the way around! Thanks all for stopping by and commenting! I love to read your comments! :)


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