1. I took their pictures holding their name plates
2. Then I dropped their pictures into Powerpoint, labeled them with their names, and arranged them alphabetically in the Slide Sorter.
3. Finally, I printed out the slides six to a page.
In case of a real emergency and we have to evacuate, or another teacher has to help me find one of my students in the aftermath of the chaos, these pictures will be in sheet protectors on the Emergency Clipboard. Living in Southern California, earthquakes and wild fires are a very real possibility.
In California, we are responsible for our students during an emergency and cannot leave campus to check on our own families and homes until we are released by an administrator. If you do leave before getting permission, you can lose your credential. I would assume it is the same in other states. This way, I have pictures and phone numbers with me on the field. One of my nightmares is BEING at school if a disaster strikes, and another nightmare is NOT BEING with my students. Having their pictures with the emergency clipboard makes me feel better.
This was super easy to do, and I really encourage you to do something similar for your students. I would love to hear what you do to prepare!