Back when I was a teacher my favorite part of the copy room was the massive laminator it housed. I found myself drawn to it. I made massive laminated posters and flash cards and whatever else I could think of. So when I was contacted by The Motherhood about reviewing the Fellowes Laminator I was not sure I should do it. Oh trust me, I wanted to, but what if I got carried away and started laminating everything in site? I wondered if I could really trust myself with a laminator in my house. But the desire to wrap heated plastic around paper items won and I told The Motherhood to go ahead and ship me the laminator (and I am so glad I did!).
I am no longer employed as a teacher but I am constantly teaching my kids at home as part of our day-to-day life. Once I knew the laminator was coming I started brainstorming creative and practical ways to use it. I already own stacks and stacks of flash cards so I had to think of other ideas. Before I share those ideas with you, let me tell you a little bit about the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator.
Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator is a great tool for back-to-school because it helps preserve important documents like schedules, calendars, flash cards, charts, certificates, classroom decorations and whatever else you want to protect. One thing I really love about this laminator is its HeatGuard™ Technology which has double-walled insulation to keep heat inside so the laminator is safe for home use. In addition, the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator is capable of cold lamination which allows you to laminate heat sensitive items. Using this laminator is so very easy. Simply place the item being laminated into a laminating sleeve and send it through the laminator.
I was able to find a ton of fun and useful free printables over at the Fellowes Idea Center. Some of my favorites include a map of the seven continents, a multiplication chart, a US map, and a fantastic angles chart. These are all prime laminating targets because they are items that a child would have to practice and study more than once. By laminating these pages they can be written on with wet or dry erase markers and wiped clean again.
In my family, going back to school also means getting back into scouting. I am my son’s Den Leader and the boys are trying to memorize a few things right now so I used my laminator to make our study note cards more durable and pocket proof. And since I am not my daughter’s leader, I laminated her troop calendar so that I can keep up with what is going on without trashing the calendar.
The laminating fun does not have to end with school items. Why not laminate a few of your kiddos’ creations or copies of your precious photographs?
Imagine the fun you could have with your very own laminator! You will have a chance to win just a few sentences down. But first I want to share with you a special contest from Fellowes. From July 15 through September 30, Fellowes wants to help you recognize a special teacher in your community. With the “Celebration of Superstar Teachers” contest, you can nominate an exceptional teacher on Facebook and they could win a Fellowes classroom prize pack including a laminator!
Also, be sure to check out my #LaminateIt back to school Pinterest board.
Enter to win a Fellowes Saturn2 95 (ARV $159.99) using the Rafflecopter form below.
I received product to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!