July 24, 2013

Lovin' and Pinnin' Wednesday

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I LOVE WEDNESDAYS! I get to blog about Pinterest and talk about things that I love. What could be better?

This week I am LOVIN' my new home laminator. I took the plunge after reading so many of my bloggy friends extol the virtues of their machines. I really didn't want to spend the money, but the laminator at school is on the fritz and it doesn't look like it will be fixed anytime too soon. I dug in my drawer and found a slew of Barnes and Noble gift cards... we used to have a B&N store in town before the recession and e-readers became popular. I had over 200 hundred dollars worth of certificates so I ordered my laminator and 100 sheets of film and didn't have to spend a dime! LOVIN' that especially!

The laminator arrived last Saturday and has been working hard ever since. So hard that there are only 30 sheets of film left. I ordered another 300 sheets with the rest of the gift certificates today. Here is my new toy working away at laminating my monster/polka dot themed word wall cards and CCSS "I Can" Statements. LOVIN' it!

I'm LOVIN' this idea from Pinterest. I think it is one of the easiest and most clever ideas I've seen. I'm working on customizing a mini-office for my 5/6th grade Language Arts students in my polka dot/monster theme.

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I'm LOVIN' these behavior beads from Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera. My sixers would go WILD over them!

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I am LOVIN' that I got many TpT items completed this week.

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I'm also LOVIN' that so many of my bloggy friends are celebrating giveaways this week. Please stop by their blogs for chances to win some awesome teaching resources and terrific gifts.

Kristin over at Teach n' Tex is hosting a 3x3 Giveaway. What you see here is just part of it!

Desiree over at Kinders on the Block is celebrating her second blogiversary.

Jessica from Joy in the Journey has a blogiversary in the works as well!

Happy Wednesday,
Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. Oh wow! Thanks so much for pinning about the Rockin' Behavior Beads.
    I'm getting some good use out of my laminator. I always get the laminate sleeves at Sam's. It's amazing how fast you can go through a box.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. I'm going to check out Sam's. Never thought to look there. Thanks!

  2. Your laminator is amazing! I have laminator envy right now. :) That is so awesome that you didn't even have to spend a dime on it! I received a few Barnes & Noble giftcards this past year and don't shop there as much as I used to since I have a Kindle and because I get most of my classroom books on the cheap. I might have to take your cue and put them away for a later splurge! :)


    1. You won't be disappointed if you do splurge;)

  3. I agree with Amy...I am in such envy for your laminator...I just can't spend that kind of money just yet. Still keeping my eye out for some deals!

    Sliding Into Second Grade

  4. How cool that you could use all your giftcards! I need to get my laminator going...it's been neglected. :-( I also love the mini-office idea. What a great way to keep a good set of resources accessible to kids.

    The Craft of Teaching

  5. Thanks for linking up!
    I am so excited to see the behavior beads! I have reading beads and would love to add these to them! Woohoo!
    Covered in Glitter and Glue

  6. Love my laminator! I have had it for 2 years! Just wish I could find the pouches a bit cheaper. I made the Brag Tags as well. they are so cute! I think my class is going to love them!


    1. Now I haven't received these yet, but I had an Amazon gift card and got three boxes... based on the reviews AND THE PRICE... a box of 100 for 9.83.


  7. I have always wanted to get a laminator, but haven't taken the plunge (or the cash ;)) to get one yet! SO HAPPY for you that you're enjoying yours!! :)

  8. Wow, you have been busy. I just saw some really cute monster duck tape at Office Depot that would go perfect with some of your items. I found your blog through the linky and I am your newest follower. I can't wait to read more post. I would love for you to check out my blog if you get a chance. Thanks for sharing.


  9. I love my laminator too! I used a gift card to purchase mine... So i barely paid a dime for it!
    I'm your newest follower...


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