Sunday, August 4, 2013

Laminator and a FREEBIE!!

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and the new website that we introduced! I am so proud to be a part of The Teaching Tribune!
We will continue to give out tips for beginning and even veteran teachers, so be sure and check back often.

My school district has already started back to school--for teachers. The students will begin Thursday. I can't believe it is already school time!!  Summer always seems to fly by!

Remember the Fellowes Laminator I received, well I finally got to laminate something and OH MY GOSH!! It is awesome and so easy to use!! If you are looking into buying a laminator the Fellowes Saturn 2 125 is awesome and does a great job! I was so excited to be able to laminate when I was ready instead of having to wait on the laminator at school. It even came with 2 different sizes of laminating pouches!

Okay, now to show you what I laminated. I have seen these cute name plates to hang in the hallway or classroom to display student work, so I decided to make my own!
First I copied it to white card stock and cut it out. I left a small white border around the pic because of the skinny arms and legs! 
Second, I put it in the lamination pouch, laminated, and cut it out.
Third, I hot glued the clothespins on the back of the nameplate(you could paint the clothespins if you wanted too, I just didn't have time)
Next, I write student names on the nameplate using a sharpie, if you want to keep them year after year, use some type of dry-erase marker. I will give mine to students at the end of the year.
Finally, glue the clothespins to the hallway or classroom and start displaying student work!!
 If these are used in the hall, it makes a quick display of student work. I don't know about your walls at school, but tape does not work well on mine, so this will keep student displays and work from falling in the hallway floor.

So here is a boy version and a girl version of the hallway nameplates you can grab for FREE!!

Click on either picture to grab yours!! If you would like these with a different pic, like animals, different kids, etc. I will take custom orders!

Hope you like them!!


  1. Awesome for home schoolers too! Going to stick magnetic strips to the back of the pegs and put it on the fridge. Many thanks Teresa.

  2. Thanks for the freebie!

    I gave in and bought myself a laminator today and I LOVE it! Now I don't have to worry about whether or not my laminating will get done in time to hang in my room.


  3. Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing. I am happy to say that I am your newest follower. I am also a second grade teacher. I love your blog design it is so cute. I would love for you to come over and check my blog out if you get a chance.


  4. Great idea and very cute! Nice laminator as well...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. Love this! Thank you so much for sharing your freebie!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'