7.30.2012

Monday Made It & My New Toy!



Happy Monday!  I can't believe I only have two weeks left until school starts!  Yikes...

This week I decided to transform my clipboard.  Here's the before.  B.o.r.i.n.g!



Can you believe I've been carrying this thing around for the past few years?

And now...


I just love duct tape! :)

I also made a behavior clip chart a couple of weeks ago.  However, I've since read THIS POST by Kristin at The Teeny Tiny Teacher.  So now I think I'm going to ditch my clip chart and go for the yellow tags!  I wanted to share it any way since  I'm a little sad I won't be using it.  I figure I'll save it for when the students start acting like they don't know what in the world school is all about if we need a change.


Lastly, I got an early birthday present!  



YAY!  I have been able to get so much done!  Only two people at my school are allowed to use the laminator, so needless to say, I haven't been able to laminate anything this summer!


My mom and I had so much fun laminating and cutting out all my stuff.  Of course, my husband thought we were crazy. ;)


Ahhhh...freshly laminated...only teachers understand! :)

Have a great week!!

17 comments:

Little Miss said...

I keep insisting to my family that I NEED a laminating machine but they just don't understand the importance.

Jill said...

Your clipboard is cute! I love the black, white, and turquoise combination.

I love your laminator. I feel like I would laminate waaaaaay more stuff than I needed to if I had one, haha!

Marvelous Multiagers!

Amanda said...

Girl I LOOOOOVE my laminator! It's ridiculous how fantastic they are. I actually had a teacher friend come over for a pinterest day and we were laminating up a storm. Boys just don't understand it. :)

Amanda
Reaching for the TOP!

Hodgesgal said...

I too love duct tape and shared mine today as well.

green with envy of your laminator. I think I need one of those...

Awesome job!

Hodges Herald

Brandi said...

I've had my laminator for a couple weeks and love it! One of my best teaching purchases ever!

Brandi
Success in Second Grade

forkin4th said...

Your laminator is a great investment into protecting all the cute things you find/create! I know you're going to absolutely become obsessed with easy laminating on a whim. I LOVE your cute clipboard, I still need to decoupage my BORING one before the school year starts too!
Antonia @ forkin4th

Stephanie said...

Your laminator is so cute! I hate laminating! Is that a teaching crime?? It seems like whenever I go to the school one it is ALWAYS busy. I'm wondering if I had my own if I would feel differently. Who knows! I just got a new printer, so it is going to have to wait until next summer for that purchase. Happy Laminating!

http://missredheadandfirstgraders.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Cute clipboard !! I need to do something like that,and with all the new Duck Tapes, the possibilities are endless. Glad you're loving the new laminator! :)

Kelly
First Grade Fairytales

Tamberly said...

Love the colors you chose for your clipboard! My daughters have made some really cute things with duct tape, so I think I just found their next project!

Kara said...

Your clipboard looks great! I love it!

I loooove my laminator, too. No one else understands!

Kara
Spedventures

Lisa R. said...

Love the clipboard!! I just bought myself a personal laminator & couldn't be happier!! It is saving me a lot of waiting at school. :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Andi Gardner said...

Oh, I need to decorate my clipboard! :)

I want a personal laminating machine so bad! How much did it cost/where did you get it? How often do you have to change the cartridge and how much are those? Sorry about all of the questions; I'm just so interested!

I'm your newest follower! If you have a moment to spare, come check out my blog. I did my very 1st Monday Made It today!

--Andi
Mommy, Teacher, & So Much More

Andi Gardner said...

Thanks for responding so quickly (and thanks for following too!) :)

What is the largest size that it will laminate? Will it do an 8.5x11 piece of paper?

I'm excited about this! :)

Second Grade Chatter said...

The clipboard is awesome!! I love the zebra and blue together. I am your newest follower. Come check out my blog at secondgradechatter.blogspot.com

MrsLewis said...

I love the clip board! I am going to mod podge one today, but if that fails I know where to go!!
I am a new follower!

Check out my blog and my giveaway!

Keeping It Core

Busy Bees said...

Love the clipboards. I have been using a lot of jungle duct tape this summer!! Doing a jungle theme, too. I would hate to add up how much money I have spent over the years on laminating pouches. OUCH!!
Robynn
BusyBees

Anisa said...

I love the damask on your layout!

Man, I've become in love with duct tape too! Yay blogworld for showing me it's many creative uses :D

And yes, only teachers GET the lamination thing!

Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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