Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Where, Oh Where, Has My Summer Break Gone?

Exactly... I know you are thinking it. Where is summer break?! We are going back a bit later this year toward the end of August, but I just can't get over that in one month and two days I will have my sweet, new littles. That means I need to start working on school stuff... and soon!

I have not bought anything new for my classroom the entire summer until now.

Can I just take a moment and say how much I like online shopping?  I double like being able to shop in my jammies! Here's what my sweet, little FedEx lady dropped off on my door step today:

Item Number One:

I've had a Scotch Thermal Laminator for four years now, and I use it all the time, which is somehow a complete understatement. I have always bought the Scotch brand laminating pouches, but these pictured above are the... generic.

Did you see that? Yep. It's true. I bought the generic pouches. Has anyone else tried them?

I've not yet, but I am hoping they are just as good as the Scotch brand. I just had to try them out since they are almost half the price! I just couldn't pass that up. I will, however, pass on how well they work when I try them out next week!

Item Number Two:

Aren't these adorable?! They are little rubber superhero toys, but of course I won't use them as toys. Instead I'm using them as writing spacers! I got these to use with my writing resource I cannot wait to finish up. I've been working on it since May, but I'm just now completing all of the odds and ends. I will share soon, but until then, this is just a peek into my recent project that I can't wait to share!

Item Number Three:

This made my teacher heart super happy. I have her life planner, and I like it, but her teacher planner is spectacular! I cannot wait to fill out all of the fun plans that I have in store for my littles this year!

I am linking up today with Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday!

I shared this gem on Instagram today...

Let's try to encourage one another instead of tearing each other down. It's so easy to get discouraged on our own little journey, but if we lift one another up and focus on each other's strengths, we can do great things.

In the comments below, tell me about the things you have created or purchased for your upcoming school year AND if you wanna get real deep, tell me about how you like to encourage those around you!

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  1. Ha! I just posted and linked up with Wordless Wednesday with a picture of all my back to school supplies. I can't wait to hear if the laminating pouches work just as well. I love my laminator!
    As for encouragement - I love putting notes into staff mailboxes letting them know how much I like a bulletin board or how much I appreciated working with them. I especially make it a point to leave our custodians little notes of thanks. They always go above and beyond!

    Quinnessential Lessons

    1. I love that encouragement! What a great thing! :) I can't wait to stick some notes in staff mailboxes now.

  2. I have used the generic laminator pouches and love them (and their price!). I love your superhero space men!

    Our custodians always get my leftover food/treats from my classroom. I typically make baked goodies for our building-wide staff meetings and sometimes just because.

    A Very Curious Class

    1. I am SO happy that you said the generic works! :) I am praisin' Jesus over here! I still haven't tried them, but you put my mind at ease. You also made me excited to get my baking on once school starts! What a sweet way to treat your co-workers.

  3. I am your newest follower and I found you on the forum. I am also and kindergarten teacher. I need to get some pouches for my laminating machine as well. Please let me know the quality of these pouches and where your ordered them from. I would love the link. I hope you will stop by my blog and FB page when you get the chance.