Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Amazing Laminator...

A few weeks ago I received an email inviting me to choose a free gift. My first thought was "Yeah Right!! Someone's giving ME something for FREE?", but I took a chance.  BOY...Am I glad I did!! The email was from a company called MyBinding.Com. and they were reaching out to teachers who may need supplies in their classroom (that's ME!!). In a few days the laminator arrived. Now, I must admit, I've heard (read) teachers rave about a desktop laminator on their blogs before and always thought it might be nice. But actually HAVING ONE is a totally different matter. I LOVE THIS THING!!!!!!! We have the big laminator at school, but you have to get the key, heat it up and the end product is flimsy unless you use cardstock. The desktop laminator is a DREAM! It laminates regular copy paper with the THICK finish that truly makes the games and activities DURABLE! If you haven't tried one, may I say you won't believe how nice the finish products will turn out? I have used it so many times in such a short period of time that it makes me wonder how I managed to teach so long without one. Who knew???
Take a look at my first laminating project.

A table top pocket-chart sorting activity!
Did I mention it does COLD laminating too?
I hope you'll take a peek at their website and add the laminator to your wish list!
Thanks so much to Tarragon for reaching out to me...you brought a lot of joy into my teaching world! ;-)