The students logged into Tagxedo and created a name cloud. I asked them to type their first name 8 times, their middle name 3 times, and their last name 5 times. The more times you type a word, the bigger it will show in the word cloud. Then, the students picked their shape. The website has MANY options from pigs, Abraham Lincoln, LOVE, apples, and much more. The students also picked the color scheme that best represented their personality. I had my WONDERFUL aide cut out the shapes, and I brought them home to make them pop! At Michaels, they had colored pattern paper in bundles for a fare price of $15-$20. Each bundle came with over 100 sheets. I glued each word cloud onto a piece of patterned paper and then attached that piece to another patterned paper. I glued all the pieces together and then adorned each name tag with a ruler ribbon. Oh just to be worned-there is A LOT of cutting! :) Get those Fiskars blades sharpened! Here is my copy. I LOVED the way they turned out. Many kids took them home for their bedroom door.
The students also created word clouds "All About Me" poems. The students were asked to match their name tag shape to their poem. I placed them around the room and the parents had to guess which one was their child's. The kids and parents loved it. Here is an example I did for the kids. I love piggies!
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