If you have trouble remembering all k-5 student's names...try this.
At the beginning of the year have each student design a special art of
their name. This can then be folded to make name plates which they pick up
and place on their desk everyday, or laminated, hole punched, yarn put
through and hung from desk. Or add a clip and have student clip to their
shirt or collar each day.
It's their art and says something special about them and to their friends.
They are proud to exhibit them.