This may be old news, but I think it is pretty helpful news. Each year I like to have all of my students’ names labeled around the room before the year starts. However, having some name changes, due to nicknames, is inevitable.
So, here is what I do. Anything that I put names on needs to be laminated first. I then write the names using a permanent marker. Anytime I need to make a change, I simply color over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off with a paper towel. The permanent marker comes off nice and clean, and you can rewrite as necessary!
I actually am often able to reuse a lot of tags from year to year using this simple method! Enjoy.