As the halfway point to the school year draws near, this is a time for celebration! The long hours you spend creating lesson plans, planning projects, grading papers, and so much more, are recognized more than you may know. At Sycamore, we want to take this time to acknowledge that the dedication and passion all teachers put into educating tomorrow’s future is valued and appreciated more than words can express. It’s time for a laminator giveaway contest!
Sycamore is pleased to announce a fun contest that will culminate in two well-deserved teachers receiving a laminator to call their own. Follow the simple steps outlined below and be sure to leave a comment on this blog post, telling us how you plan to use the laminator if you’re one of the winners. We will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
Now let’s talk about the many ways teachers can use a laminator in the classroom on a daily basis. Here are some of the things you could create:
Make Personal Dry-Erase Boards for Students
Dry-erase marker boards can be expensive, and not every school can provide a personal-sized one for each student. With a laminator, teachers can simply place a blank piece of paper in a lamination pouch and voila! Each student can now have their own, inexpensive dry-erase board that they can reuse throughout the school year.
When students are studying for a test, or need an additional resource to help reinforce and retain what they’ve learned, flashcards can be an incredibly effective tool. Teachers can encourage this style of learning by laminating students’ flashcards as they work on spelling words, math concepts, and more. Making the flashcards for each individual student will help make them feel more significant and important, and will hopefully motivate students to use them as a study tool.
Laminate the Multiplication Tables
Math teachers will appreciate this one! In elementary school, so much time is spent on helping students master their multiplication tables. To assist in that learning process, multiplication tables can easily be printed online, slipped into lamination pouches, and laminated for each student. The laminated charts/tables can then be easily used as a reference as they gain mastery.
Other Creative Ideas for Laminating
- Laminate bookmarks for your students
- Create laminated bus tags for students to help them find their bus at the end of the day
- Protect board games from rips, spills, and more by running them through the laminator
- Laminate banners, photos, classroom rules, and other items for your classroom bulletin board
We want to hear your thoughts! In the comments below, tell us some of the ways you would use a thermal laminator in your classroom.