Friday, March 29, 2013

Let me introduce you to my little friend

I don't know how many of you have your own personal laminator. I have one and I LOVE it. 

I found this little lovely at Costco and it has been one of my favorite teaching tools for the last couple of years. It was under $20 and is made by Purple Cows. One of the things I didn't like when I first started laminating at home was the cost of lamination. I hated paying $20 for 20 sheets and rarely did. After all, I bought the laminator WITH lamination for under what 20 sheets cost. That was until I discovered I now buy all my lamination from them (this is my personal opinion I am not receiving any compensation). 

This box of 100 lamination sheets cost $10 AND the shipping was free, yes I did say free. I prefer laminating at home for many reasons. The two most important reasons are these, I love the convenience and the lamination is thicker which means more durable and is easier for my Cubs to erase after using. 

I have been working on a couple of little things to share, I will be posting within the next two days with a couple of freebies. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Little Leprechauns

Wow! Only 47 days left with my cubs! This year has been challenging  to say the least. I have laughed, cried, and pulled out my hair. I was not sure I would ever get through November, let alone make it to Spring Break. Not giving lots of excuses, just doing the best I can. However, I did want to share a little something we have been doing in my world.

St. Patrick's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays to celebrate in school. Since moving to Kindergarten, it has only reinforced my love of this holiday. First, I have to give a shout out to Allie, she is the Kindergarten teacher right next to me, our rooms are attached by a Jack and Jill bathroom. Allie is responsible for making all of the Leprechaun prints in both our rooms. We do all of these activities together. It's great to have a partner in all things fun!

Here is a sampling of what our little friend left for us.

These footprints are leading into the bathroom from my classroom.

First stop, a little fun at the sink area.


Oh NO!!!! He didn't!
(My little boys were so freaked out, they didn't use the bathroom all day)

In the classroom, he was up to a lot of mischief. My cubs could not get over the fact that he messed with our morning message and left us one of his own.

Oh what a mess he left. Hard to see in the picture, but our room was a disaster!

After seeing what our little friend left us, we were off to find him and his pot of gold. After all, he did leave us a challenge. 

 Along the way, our little Leprechaun left us gold coins, jewels, and other treats.

Finally, we found his pot of gold! 

The pot was full of gold coins, necklaces, bracelets, and of course Lucky Charms! 

It was a fun day and we were all worn out.