I made some achievements this week while I was busy working! On Tuesday, I passed 1,000 Followers in my TpT store. On Wednesday, I passed 1,000 Followers on my blog. Shnikey! When I started this blog in February I was so excited to have 3 followers the first weekend. I can't believe there are 1,000 people that want to hear what I say and see what I do. Truly, I'm in awe. I know I just finished my 700 follower giveaway but I put together a GIGANTIC giveaway to celebrate reaching 1,000. Keep reading :)
I spent all of my rainy, gloomy, fall Saturday at school working. I got a lot done! First thing I did was get my new laminator set up! MyBinding.com sent me this awesome little laminator to try out and I'm in love! I've never had my own before and I'm pretty sure it's going to change my life. It's the Papermonster 12" Laminator, though they do have a smaller 9" one.
It comes with a few different stickers so that you can personalize it.
The cord stores inside itself! I hate dealing with cords and keeping things neat is so hard when they are loosely wrapped around. This keeps it neatly organized.
I had some 12" sleeves and so I was able to laminate construction paper! I love not having to worry about it fitting only a piece of paper. I used it to laminate my Nike Set poster from The Reading Olympians program. I'm starting the roots program with my 5-7 graders to hopefully help their spelling, decoding, and comprehension.
I also used it to laminate word cards from my H-owl-oween Tricks game. The game has word cards that include short vowels, long vowels including magic e, blends, and vowel digraphs. You can choose which cards you'd like to use. I am going to play the game with my third graders using words from every set. They are struggling with identifying when a word is short or long and I'm hoping this fun review will help.
I wasn't kidding when I said that this laminator changed my life. There's so many things I want to create now. It's also convincing me that I need to buy myself my own laser color printer at home so that I'm not using up all the ink at school. Let's face it, you don't want to laminate something that's black and white. You want it cute! Do you want to win one of the laminator's for yourself? Of course you do! Just enter below!
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On my way home I stopped at Wal-Mart and picked up this jack-o-lantern bucket for only a dollar! Score! It'll be the perfect thing to put the cards for my game in to have students draw from!Queen of the First Grade Jungle. I told you I was at work all day long! Her adorable unit is in her TpT store here. You can also win it below. Keep reading...
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