Enter to win a Saturn2 95 Laminator by Fellowes

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 10, 2012

in Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator, Give-Aways

A laminator is a wonderful tool for helping to preserve games and other teaching materials that you wish to use over and over again in your classroom…

I recently received this Saturn2 95 Laminator by Fellowes available at Staples along with a couple of packages of laminating pouches to review and give-away on my blog so I put the laminator to work by laminating a whole set of real fall leaves. I figured if the Saturn2 95 laminator could help me preserve my beautiful fall leaves, it should easily be able to handle the laminating of most paper products as well….

We laminated a ton of leaves to use for games througout the classroom and I was very pleased with the results and excited that I didn’t have to cut out paper leaves to make my games…

The wonderful thing about this laminator is that it is very lite-weight. I think my old laminator must weigh at least 40 pounds and has always been a bear to move from one table to another. This laminator is wonderfully light in weight and super thin so I could easily grab it up with one hand and set it out on just about any flat surface in my classroom…

My students loved helping me laminate their own election day posters!  The children asked me lots of questions about the laminator while we used it like, “Why are we using it?” and “How does it work?” and “Will my poster be too hot?” and “Can I take my poster home?”…

As we used the laminator, they found out the answers to their questions.  The children found that their posters were not too hot; that they had to put their poster in a laminating pouch then wait for the poster to go all the way through the laminator; and that by laminating their poster, they could take their posters home and keep them forever…

Oh yes, my students and I love this laminator but I must warn you – once you start laminating things around the classroom, it can get kind of addicting and make you want to laminate everything!…

About this laminator from the folks that sent it to me…

The Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator is a family-friendly machine ideal for the home or home office:

  • HeatGuard Technology encouraging a safe environment for a home with children, as it traps heat inside.
  • Advanced Temperature Control allowing for both hot and cold laminating capabilities to ensure consistent, smooth results.
  • Release Lever making it easy to remove or re-center stalled pouches and prevent jams.

Enter to Win

If you would like to enter to win the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator for your home or classroom, simply follow the directions below…

To enter the give-away…

  • Click on this link to the FELLOWS IDEA CENTER and then come back here to leave a comment on this blog post telling me at least one project or printable you might like to use from the Fellows Idea Center or perhaps share an idea you would like Fellows to add to the Idea Center.  I suggest you click on both Home and School to see what the ideas they are sharing in their idea center.
  • Enter a correct and current email address when you enter your comment so that I can notify you if you win.
  • If you are viewing this post by email click here to come to the blog and leave your entry.
Giveaway rules…
  • This giveaway will be closed on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 by 10pm EST.
  • The winner will be announced back here on my blog on Sunday, November18th, 2012.
  • The winner of the giveaway will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond to my email so I can then forward the winners name, email, and address to my contact at Fellowes.
  • If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • One winner will be chosen from the comment section below  by Random Generator.
  • This give-away is open to the folks in the US and Canada and other countries on this list and only where allowed by law.

ENTRIES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL or COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK! YOU MUST COME TO THE BLOG TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENT! 

 Good Luck!

and

Thank You for your Participation!

Disclosure: I received The Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator to review and provide this give-away. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are 100% my own.

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1 Stephanie Swims November 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

I really looked the idea of laminating a weekly menu chart that could bee used with dry erase markets to plan for each week.

2 Pearl November 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

I like the telling time worksheet printables.

3 Anne P November 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

My kinders wear name badges at the beginning of the year. It would be great to take their picture, print their name and laminate the card. It can be worn as an identification badge, library card (add school bar code ID), lunch card (again add bar code), etc.

The cards can be used for name games, too, as the kids learn each other’s names using the pictures. Duplicate sets can be used as cubby and table labels.

Laminating the cards will keep them clean and sturdy for multiple uses.

4 Kathy November 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

I like the tags – you could use them to label or to make reusable flash cards.

5 Teri Wilson November 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

I would use it to laminate our 1st of the year and end of the year self-portrait drawings.

6 shalonda November 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

I would love to laminate the world map and the flash cards: nouns, adjectives, colors, math etc

7 Karla November 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

I like the monthly target chart…to keep me on track with my weekly and monthly outreach goals.

8 Kim King November 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

I would use my laminator to protect items we use
over and over.

9 Jenifer Phillips November 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

I would love this for work, but would find it handy at home, too, for recipe cards and labels for the kids’ toys. Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

10 Rachel Pape November 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

I would love to use this in my classroom, I would laminate name tags for lockers, alphabet flash cards and birthday certificates!

11 Jey Ortiz November 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

I teach English as a second language to 1rst graders and the Alphabet posters would be a great tool for my classes.

12 Veronica Bennett November 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

I teach a 4 yr old PreK class. After visiting the Fellows Idea Center, I would use their laminator to display photos and I loved the road signs as environmental print in our block/construction center!

13 Debby November 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

Great ideas…a laminator is a must preschool!

14 Andrea November 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

I would use the laminator to laminate environmental print labels for the environmental print board.

15 Denise DeLong November 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

Since my school does not have a laminator, I am really hoping to win! We currently use a lot of clear Contact paper to make our projects more durable.

I like to laminate pictures for use around the classroom. Children like to see pictures of themselves on the walls, plus they are good for picture cues with students who have behavior issues.

Here’s another thing I’ve done with laminated pictures. I take a full length picture of the student in a pose they want, cut around it, and laminate. I use velcro sticky buttons on the back of each picture and also place them on some of our wood blocks. They make good “props” for block play!!

16 stacy November 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

I like the road signs flash cards.

17 Angie Lincoln November 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

OMG!!! I would laminate everything!!! calendar pages, to do lists. shopping lists, make labels and name tags, flash cards, recipe cards, menu planning pages, make dry erase boards, and I would make chore cards for my 4 children and file folder games for my classroom! The possiblities are endless!

18 Cheryl Brown November 10, 2012 at 10:09 am

I would love to have this laminator (as the current one for my head start) is not for teacher use for file folder activities for my preschoolers. These are used for our small group activities as well.

19 Bambi Crook November 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

My preschool does not have a laminator so I spend a small fortune out of pocket laminating things. I would love to have a personal laminator! I loved your idea of laminating leaves. I teach pre k and do a lot of popcorn and sight words. I loved the color word flashcards. I also liked the slphabet poster cards. I could put them both to great use!

20 Kenza November 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

The first project would be laminating sight words for my kindergartner along with some Thanksgiving coloring sheets to use as placemats.
Thanks for a great blog!

21 Kathy November 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

I think it would be great to own a laminator. I make end of the year albums for each student compiling some of their art work and progress reports in a 3 ring binder; I usually have to use sheet protectors for their work, but having a laminator would work so much better. Thanks for the chance to win.

22 Kim B November 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

I love the Christmas Coasters in the “home” section. Don’t see why that idea couldn’t be adapted to include a child’s art as a gift.

23 Aja Kunda November 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

I like the alphabet posters. My daughter is very into her letters and reading right now.

24 Stacy @ Share&Remember November 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

I love laminated leaves! I used them on a mobile: http://shareandremember.blogspot.com/2011/11/fall-leaf-mobile.html So fallish!

I will definitely be making the road signs for our transportation theme! Thank you for this resource, I’ve never seen it before!

25 Isabel November 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

Oh my…..I love the Road Sign Flash Cards.

Oh, and the Menu Chart…. :0)

26 Ann Turner November 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

Oh the joy of laminating – WOuld LOVE to be able to laminate the name puzzles that I use with my four year olds to learn the letters in their names – and the alphabet games – and the number cards – and so so many other things!!

27 Alesia November 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

I would use it for laminating the home tabs and labels, but for school. I label everything at school, and I like to have my labels laminated in case I need to move the label to another space easily. I also like the idea of the photo frames. I love to hang photos of the children at school as well as my three girls at home.

28 Colleen November 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

I really like your idea of laminating leaves.
From the website I like the Home Frames from the Home Section and the Photo Frames shown under the school section. I do a lot with photos, and photo documentation in my infant room, and I would definitely use the photo frame idea many times throughout the year.

29 Katie November 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

I would laminate flash cards for my kids, and the time zone chart to have when my husband travels internationally, that way the kids can see what time zone he is in.

30 Dana Bollwerk November 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

It’s funny you should post this contest. I was just looking this past week at laminator options and this particular brand was the one that I put on my Amazon “wish list” for Christmas. So I gotta give this contest a shot! :)

I preschool at home with plans to begin homeschooling next year, so I know that a laminator will get used quite often. I loved all the ideas that everyone has posted! One idea that I had was to use it to make “memory pages” for the grandparents on holidays. Just like the pages in a hand-crafted memory book, I would add some pictures, writings, drawings, stickers and basically anything else that I would look fun on a memory page, laminate it and then also give each grandparent their own book, with a page they could add to it each year.

My siblings and I did this once years ago for our mom for Valentine’s Day and she absolutely loved it. So I want to start it as a tradition with my family.

Thanks for the contest opportunity! :)

31 Cathy Zavala November 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

What a clever idea to laminate real leaves! After many years of being out of the classroom, I am teaching a child development class to high schoolers this year. In the spring the students participate in a preschool simulation – families in our community share their children with us for this real world simulation.

Next semester, I want the students to start making all kinds of books. My inspiration comes from the book Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling by Emily K. Neuburger. I would love to have a laminator to preserve the pages they create before we bind them.

In reviewing the ideas in the Idea Center, making pages in the books that have things that the children could trace with their fingers or an Expo marker would be great fun! I see a traceable ABC book in our future! :) Oooo…or collect leaves throughout the year and make a book about the life cycle of a leaf! Thanks for jogging my creativity!

32 Jianette November 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

I loved tons of the ideas. But I think laminating recipe cards for our cooking projects would be fun! That way, the children can take them home and make it over and over with parents! I am sort of obsessed with laminating! I just lamiated a huge alligator for my bulletin board that the children get to feed healthy food!! Thanks for the opportunity!

33 cassandra November 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

I would use the laminator to laminate some words on cards that my kids could trace with dry erase markers… kidsblove dry erase markers!

34 Kim Kneece November 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

I love the Christmas coasters and photo frames for home. I can think of many uses for a laminator at school . . . especially laminating all the wonderful freebies I get from blogs like yours.

livinglearninglovingprek@gmail.com

35 Tiffany November 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

I love using laminators to make things dry erase for the kids to use. One particularly fun way to keep letter learning fresh is to do a handwriting or coloring sheet as a group, then laminate them to permanently keep in a dry erase center. I’d love to win this laminator to also make sturdier signs for my classroom – contact paper is great but laminating is forever!

36 Danielle November 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

I’d laminate the pictures my husband takes to Afghanistan so that they’d last longer.

37 Cathy Smith November 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

In my childminding setting we are taking part in Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child. We have all filled shoe boxes full of gifts for children that will be sent all over the world to deprived children. We would use it to laminate a World Map and child’s name tags so we can stick up their name tags wherever in the world their shoe box goes to.

38 joann valdez November 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

Would love this laminator

39 Melanie November 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

I would use the laminator in many ways, but definitely for crafts at home like picture frames and frames for my son’s school and art work. I’d also use it to preserve some samples of student work and teacher-tools I use when teaching education courses.

40 Dawn King November 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

I would use it to laminate games and game pieces for my kindergarten classroom. :)

41 Jenn November 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

I love to laminate tracing and coloring pages for my 3 year old class to practice writing and coloring without using tons & tons of paper.

42 Lisa Phelps November 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

Thank you for the chance to win a laminator! It looks like a great product. I teach 3 year olds, and always looking for ways to connect with parents and make the school year a joy. So I think I would probably want to use the backpack tags or home tags and labels. I would include them in our Orientation packet so it would be easy for parents to label their child’s coat and backpack. We laugh every year at how many of the children have the exact same model of raincoat, and labels help so much as we move outside to enjoy our Seattle weather! Another item I would like to see from Fellowes is a cute cubby label with room for name and a photo. Thank you!

43 Michelle November 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

I could see many uses for this, between my preschool classroom and homeschooling my son. I would definitely use the multiplication flash cards since my son is just now learning multiplication. In my preschool classroom, I would use the road signs, as this month we are talking about transportation. I see lots of ways to use them in many centers.

44 Sherry November 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

I teach an older two year old classroom. We do projects every day. Some of which are just too cute not to laminate for safe keeping. With laminating it’s a way to preserve a child’s work as the years pass by! Would also laminate items brought home from my Grandchildren. Not only would it be used for my classroom but for home purposes as well!!

45 Meredith Long November 10, 2012 at 10:48 am

I love the coasters for home. My kids would love to decorate a b/w template to help add some festive decorations to our holiday place settings. It would keep them busy while I am busy cooking too! Also love all the flash cards for my writing center at a school! Thanks for offering this terrific giveaway!

46 Kayla November 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

I would love to use the alphabet posters in my classroom.It would be fun and easy for the kids and I wouldnt have to worry about them tearing if I had the laminator!

47 Marilyn S November 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

I like the transportation signs but would like to see the alphabet flashcards in D’Nealian font. I sure would like to win…our school laminator has been out of commission for months! Thanks!

48 Debbie November 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

I would love to win the Saturn2 95 Laminator! I would laminate sight word flash cards. Also, it would be great to laminate pages out of those colorful work/actitivity books, punch some holes, and put them in a 3 ring binder. My 8 little grand kids kids could use dry erase markers and use these over and over!!

49 Sam November 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

I’ve been using contact paper for laminate for as long as I could remember. There have been several projects where I wish I had a laminating machine: Child-Instructed Cookbooks, suncatchers, photo albums/scrapbooks, wipeable pages for alphabet/name practice, color/number/letter match-up and other games, the list just goes on! I would absolutely LOVE to win a machine like this to help aid in my teaching my preschool class. Less time battling with the contact paper, more time with my kiddos!

50 Vicki Parker November 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

This is great! I would love to win and use it to laminate games for my preschool age grandchildren. That would just be the start!

51 candy jons November 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

I would use this for so much it’s hard to list one thing. I am a there year old teacher and make tons of teacher made materials. I love laminating my folder games to preserve them. Also I would use it for felt board stories my calendar pieces name labels helper charts the possibilities are endless!!!

52 Tracy November 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

I would love to laminate graph paper and other things so the kids can use them as response boards with dry erase markers!

53 Darba Wakefield November 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

I like the idea of laminating recipe cards! My grandmother who passed away a few years ago left me her recipe cards and they got a little musty from being in storage, so laminating them will preserve them well! :)
msos@shaw.ca

54 Andrea Raymond November 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

With a laminator I would let each child make their own “cookbook” including, of course, the recipe to teach instruction writing and reading, math and measurements, and nutrition; what fun!!!

55 Kathleen November 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

I like the laminated coaster idea on their website, but I liked your laminated leaves even more!

56 Chris November 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

I would love to laminate shopping lists to add to my Dramatic Play center! Especially with the holidays coming, we could add all sorts of printables and then laminate them!

57 Jessica A. November 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

I would like to laminate many things like recipes, drawings, worksheets, calendar and educational flash cards!

58 brindi s November 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

i am a child/adolescent therapist so i have behavior modification materials that i laminate and send both home and to school so parents and teachers can all work together to help the kids i see. but i am currently a pre-doctoral intern on an intern’s budget and it gets pricey to take my materials to a copy store for lamination. i would love to put this laminator to good use to continue helping the children i serve!

59 Tiana November 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

I would like to laminate pictures, shapes, colors, signs, letters, numbers, and other reusable materials for children.

60 Jen Bras November 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

This is so cool! I think the first project would be a Meal Planner, followed by coloring pages for the kiddos on Thanksgiving and Christmas. :-) After those I will probably do lots & lots of flash cards!!

61 Ophelia de Serres November 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

Being able to preserve precious art pieces would be wonderful. I would love to create a scrapbook of my daughter’s work to show her in the years to come. I also the love the idea of laminating and using dry-erase markers to re-use over and over again. This is wonderful and will cut activity costs, so money can be better spent!

62 Melissa Ketcham November 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

Hello! My name is ms.melissa and I teach older 2′s / younger 3′s and we laminate everything! We recently made an “alphabet a-z art” book and we laminated the whole book! Each letter they got to make themselves. Like “K” is for key, they rubbed a crayon over a key to get the impression on the paper. “D” is for dots, they used bingo dotters to make dots! When they finished the book I laminated the whole book (which isn’t easy because I have to ask and get permission to use the machine) another craft we did was I sent home a huge maple leaf with my kids and had them decorate them as home and I plan on laminating those as well. I could really benefit from this laminator!! Thank you!

63 Jennifer November 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

I would definitely use the Fellowes Saturn Laminator in my pre k classroom. I like the ideas of using it to laminate alphabet cards or charts aroun the classroom, class pictures, or certain activities for themes such as traffic safety. I would use it for file games, certain songs that they know, and class books made by my students. I really need one! I laminate a lot.

64 Melinda Fant November 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

I loved the ideas for thanksgiving on the website, including the recipe cards. Those ideas got me thinking that I could laminate place cards with each child’s name. They could decorate their cards and write their names on one side while I write their name on the other side and use them at both snack and lunch time to help guide children to their specific table and seat. It will help my children who only ever want to sit in one spot branch out and guide my children that need to have space from other children so they eat as well as socialize in to spots that will work for them.
I also loved your idea of laminating fall leaves. I love having the children collect them but hate that they get dry and crumble before we’re done having fun with them.

65 Gordon November 10, 2012 at 11:44 am

I would use the map of the world. I think would be a great way to introduce geography and other cultures into the classroom.

66 Robyn M. Fischer November 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

I love a portable laminator! Since we are a non-profit school and the budget is always tight, we could not afford a big laminator for our school. I was able to get a small one from Scholastic from our book club points but alas, I broke it when I didn’t follow directions and was trying to save a small scrap of film and re-use it! Ha! There is a reason to follow the enclosed directions.

My school is a non-profit and tax exempt. I have to carry various retail cards to prove my purchases are tax exempt. Each store I frequent has their own polices regarding proof. A few weeks ago, I realized that my cards are wearing out and becoming frayed after eight years of use. I thought, well, if I had not broke my small laminator, I could laminate them and save them a few more years. I would love to win the Saturn laminator to use in my office and preschool. And, I promise to follow the directions!!!

67 Annie November 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

If I win the laminator the first thing I would do with it would be photos with the downloadable photo frames from the Fellows web site then, well the world of laminating would be my oyster.

68 Laura Escue November 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

I love the laminated leaves for my preschool class. I would use the recipe cards and the laminated coasters. I think the children would love to laminate their wonderful art work.

69 Wren November 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I love, love, love the noun flashcards!!! I’m trying to do some now to label things in our play room. Contact paper works–not well and not easily, but it works. Imagine how fast and easy with a laminator!

texaswren at gmail dot com

70 Mikki Rainney November 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I am especially fond of site words and feel that they are fundamental to helping children learn to read; so needless to say the site word cards are a fantastic idea!

Thank you for posting the contest!
Mikki Rainney
Director
Bright Beginnings Learning Academy

71 Wendy November 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I like to make matching games using stickers and index cards. I choose stickers based on something the kids are interested in or that we are working on. I’ve even used photos of the kids instead of stickers. These would be great to laminate!

72 tahoegrandma November 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I like both the Alphabet posters & flashcards. I know it’s two but I could not decide….LOL

73 Tina Louise Ann Ells Fuller November 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Had fun looking at the ideas! In my preschool classroom we put lables on the table to help the children to learn to to keep their cup behind their plate. Less spills! The coaster templates are a great idea starter for those lables! Thanks for sharing the website!

74 Lisa B. November 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Loved looking at the Fellows Idea Center. I liked the road signs and would use then in the block area to bring in more environmental print.
Thanks for all of the great ideas on this blog, it’s always fun to sit down and get new ideas!!

75 Danielle November 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I love laminating photos so my littles can play with and manipulate them for days on end without damaging them. Right now, we’re clothespinning photos of our family members onto a mini clothesline. A Fellowes laminator would be a most welcome addition to our daycare!

76 Katy November 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I like the game boards that they have to laminate. It would be so helpful to have those games laminated to use over and over again!

77 Nikki Harber November 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I love the idea of laminating letter flashcards that can be traced again and again with dry erase markers!

78 Emmanuelle November 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hello!

I run a little English Club for children in France. I think I would like to get started with laminating a map of the world just like in the Fellows Idea center. I have volunteers who come from come from all over the world anf the kids really get excited, trying to guess where a new volunteer comes from. Unfortunately even with the best care, children are not always too gentle!
I think I could use it too to play dry-erase games : for example the other day we were playing a game with prepositions. I had a full set of cards in rows and colums. The children had to guess which card I had mentally picked by saying ” Is it next to / under/ on the bat? Is it ….. the pumkin?” ( yeah it was a Halloween theme game ) I just realized it was hard for the children to remember which card to eliminate after a few turns and thought that if I could laminate one board each they could score out the cards) Oh and I guess I would start laminating everything as well!

79 LaQuetha November 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I would love to laminate photos, world maps and word cards to use with dry erase markers. I also like that you laminated leaves.

80 Sarah November 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I have laminated a ton of things (including leavs) in the past but my favorite is a travel book that I made for my daughter that had lots of wipe off items. I think fellows should add a daily jobs chart or a weekly jobs chart. Jobs around my house and my preschool change daily/weekly. I teach at a church preschool and would love to have one in the classroom

81 Lori November 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I’ve been wanting to make thanksgiving placemats with my preschoolers

82 Melanie Bowers November 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I would love to laminate the road signs and put them in my block area. I have some small wooden ones but I think it would be neat to laminate the larger ones from this site and put a velcro circle on the back. We already have some velcro circles on our wooden blocks that the children were using with letters and pictures. Road signs would be an awesome addition! Thanks.

83 Terrie Flynn November 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I love to make books with the children as the characters in the story. We have made several and these are the favorite book in our library. We made one that says Room 1 Who Do You See. I have included all the children in the story. They love to read these books. They are seeing their name in print and also learning the letters of their name along with a picture of themselves. I also laminate pictures of items such as blocks, cars, etc and attach them to baskets with rings.

84 jk November 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

We decorate monthly placemats, laminate them, and use them during snack.

85 Dora M. Pistro November 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I would love to win the laminator. I use a lot of lamination to protect the many games and activities I make for my students in a pre-K/Kdg classroom in a public Montessori magnet school. I liked the sight word and alphabet poster activities that they had on their website. Thank you.
My e-mail is msdora162@yahoo.com

86 Connie November 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I like the picture frames. I also like it to make place mats for my preschool class.

87 Joanne M. November 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I bookmarked the site for future reference. I really like the flash cards and plan on printing the noun and verb sets ASAP. Thank you.
jkmatuch@aol.com

88 Katie November 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I would print and laminate the alphabet posters!

89 Karen Harrington November 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I would love to laminate my alphabet cards! We use them for different games and they are looking a little “sad”.

90 Karen Harrington November 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

oppps! My e-mail is karen33@charter.net! Thanks

91 Michelle Rasmussen November 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I love the photo frames. What a quick easy way to print pictures with a frame, laminate and put up on the wall. They will help the environment look more home like.

92 Janet Swenson November 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I love using a laminator for helping with practicing writing sheets. Add a dry earse marker and the class can reuse it all day long. There are so many possiblities for laminating for school and at home to preserve memories!

93 Melanie November 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I really liked the photo frames. That is a neat way to preserve pictures and make easy frames. I also think it would be great to laminate children’s work into a frame and hang around the classroom or send it home for the parent’s to display at home.

94 norrey weeks November 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I would use it to laminate pictures of my students faces and make a concentration game.

95 marsha rickles November 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Turkey and thanksgiving templates great for my grandchildren

96 Hilary Larson November 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I love laminating! I might go crazy if I get this. I have actually been planning on making my kids some identification cards and laminating them, but now I’ll have to wait to see if I win this! I also love the idea from the website of laminating a weekly menu chart. I think I would also do a daily/weekly schedule that I could use dry erase markers on as well. Oh the possibilities are endless! Oh, one last thing, for the classroom I love to laminate fast finishers so we don’t waste paper. Thanks! hilarylarson@gmail.com

97 Christy Cresgy November 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

It would be nice for notes that are used over and over like ” take out the trash” and ” empty the dishwasher”. I must have over a dozen I write weekly for the same thing over and over.

98 Linda November 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I would use the road signs in our block center-we usually have some really good road construction going on and the signs would make it even better!

99 Lori November 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I love the ABC poster! I teach preschool and this would be great.

100 April Abbott November 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

With the holidays approaching the fist thing I would love do with a laminator is to have the tradition of making holiday ornaments with my children’s picture to capture what they look like each year.

101 Lisa Bradbury November 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm

We would laminate Maps, My two LOVE finger tracing the maps to fine the roads that connect to our house or Grandmas, Also love the idea of laminating the games – would be great on the go for wipe and erase :), Also the recipe cards why have I not thought of that….. water proof spill proof… winning this would go to AWESOME use in our homeschool house!! Thanks for hosting such and great give away.

Lisa – nevertopart@hotmail.com

102 Erin Cerny November 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I would love a laminator to use with my preschool classroom. I love laminating photos of the kids in different poses for their picture on their coat hooks, positive behavior charts, as well as name tags for their center time with their picture on it. The list is endless! :)

103 Renata J. November 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Shopping lists and menu planners- that is what I really need.

Also many many activities to make for kids to play. For example to do fairy wings for the dolls or playdough mats booklets.

104 Kathy O. November 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I would love to use the laminator to laminate my students pictures with their names to use on their cubbies. If they were laminated they might even last the whole school year!

105 Mantas Jakimavicius November 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I would definetely laminate my daughter’s artworks and put them together into one booklet for the memories. And I really have plenty of them. Also two more will start drawing a lot :)

106 Crystal K November 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I would love a laminator so I could print and laminate flash cards, all of them, sight words, nouns, sentence starters, math, etc.

107 Natasha L November 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I love the idea of flower or season coasters. I also thought about the little 5 page printable books that each child in small group could use for letter recognition, word count, letter count or other ideas.

108 Christie November 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I’ll be running a program for about 150-200 preschool children next year.

The theme is about pirates searching for treasure, and one of the crafts we’ll do is making a treasure map. I’d love to laminate the treasure maps for the kids! We could also laminate name tags, song lyrics for the parents, and the photos we take of the children doing their activities. I’m sure I could come up with many other ideas for the laminator too!

A laminator would be so useful for our program, and I’d LOVE to win this one!

109 Kristah November 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I would like to print and laminate the decorated frames. They can be used to label or add fun and color to any tub, toy, or activity. We have to post the standards in our room Having the colored frames make them fun and cohesive with the classroom color scheme.

110 Kristah November 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm

oops email kkelib@aol.com

111 Dawn November 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I would laminate our name cards in my preschool room. The children love to practice their printing skills and this would enable them to use their cards over and over again!

112 Jessica November 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I love the free games. I would love to laminate them to take along when my girls need to wait for something.
Jessica

jessicaannemcrae@gmail.com

113 Debra Wilson November 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

So many options… The fun games sheets would be great for trips in the car, and then as a resource teacher It would be awesome to be able to create the maps and word searches for our third grade teachers to use in centers

114 cindy b November 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Alphabet – Flash Cards and Flash Cards – Road Signs. There would be so many things I could use this for in my preschool class. The kids would love it.

115 Mara November 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Wow, so many things I could use, both at home and in my Infant class room.
I think I like the 2013 One Page Calendar (for co-ordinating leave time with the other teachers) and the Dry-Erase Memo Board (to keep inside the teachers closet).
One thing I would still need to create is a list to keep track of the children’s birthdays and the times I need to hand out their ASQs (2mo, 4mo, 6mo, 8mo, and so on).

116 Kristen November 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I liked the bookmark idea. You can make them to coordinate wih a particular book or theme and give them as gifts!

117 Johnna Ezell November 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I would use the laminator to make reusable game pieces for my prek class and also to preserve my students masterpieces

118 Lisa Fyfe November 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher, and I like to laminate the worksheets I make for my writing and literacy lessons, particularly the “letter of the week” worksheets I make for each letter of the alphabet. They can practice writing and tracing the letters/words many times, even after the lesson has passed.

119 Melanie Brunett November 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I would love to use the laminator for the dry erase post-it notes at home and school! I am alwaysaking myself notes around the house. Having them all on one spot and Eco frirndly is a great idea! Thanks for the post

120 corrie November 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

First of all, thanks for linking to that incredible site. I love all the ideas! I would probably do the dry erase note board, or the maps, or meal planner, or shopping list, etc. :o)

121 Amy Emerson November 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I like the idea of laminating pictures. I would love to use a laminator like this to laminate our family pages. We have the children and their families do a page with a few pictures and decorations. We hang them in the classroom. I would love to have them laminated so they last longer and can be sent home in one piece!!!!!

122 Andrea November 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

The laminator seems to be very easy to use and convenient due to the size. I’d love to have one to laminate the letter of the week and math activities I create for my class! The website also has some great alphabet posters. The possibilities are endless!

123 Kathy November 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I would use it for Christmas cards and picture frames. I would use this at home with the projects the kids and I make at home but could also use this for their projects that they bring home from school that I want to keep safe. I could also use this with my preschool class at church. thanks, kathy

124 Elizabeth Z November 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I really like the idea of laminating tags to label the room (door, chair, etc..) this way the kids can easily find how to spell everything in the room. I also like the idea of laminating ‘worksheets’ so that they can re-use them over and over again in centers.

125 Justine November 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I like the idea of making games for my little girl. I also liked the map and poster ideas.

126 Krista November 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Lots of good ideas, liked the flash cards for he kids, menu planning, recipe cards

127 Diane November 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I submitted my classroom idea for 5 or 6 large “Please Save” cards that the children use (from a community basket) when they need to leave the toy or area(playdough) they’re playing with/at for a short time, for ex. to go to the bathroom. The others know that someone is still using that toy and the first child can “take care of business” quickly without worrying over his toy. The children manage themselves with minimal support from me and they use these signs all year!

128 Bianca Jonas November 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I started my own practice, doing ABA/ behavior therapy for special needs children! Everything I do needs to be laminated, especially for the rich in print, visual aids needed to aid their daily learning skills! I am teaching emotions and would love to laminate pictures of their different expressions of each emotion! If I can laminate them with the Fellowes 95 Saturn laminator, they can look at their pictures all the time! Visual aids are used for schedules, helping them bush their teeth, brush their hair, setting the table, or teaching letters! Oh I would be so grateful to win!

129 Helene November 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm

We teach the Hebrew alphabet (“Aleph-Bet”) in our school. I would use the laminator to make our pictures of the letters more durable, in order to allow the children to play with them – in letter recognition games, putting them together to “write” their Hebrew names or other Hebrew words, and so on.
Thank you.

130 Ashley James November 10, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I really like the idea of laminating the menu with the different food groups and then laminating foods in those groups to have the kids make a healthy menu choice while learning about food and health. I also like the coasters for the holidays. It would be a cute easy way to add something to dramatic play for my kindergarten kids. I am totally addicted to limating. I just want to laminate everything! Thanks!! It really is endless! I would use it constantly on many projects!

131 Candace Hein November 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

I love to laminate everything! Some of my favourites are butterflies and bugs. Yes real ones. Each year I raise caterpillars into butterflies with my classes and there are always casualties in the various stages. I have laminated various caterpillars, butterflies and caterpillars that have died to show the children the stages. It is great for magnifying glasses as well as using on the light table. You can laminate multitudes of things to use with a light box or table. I would love this laminator to support my teaching.

132 Scott B November 11, 2012 at 1:00 am

Backpack and Luggage Tags for the Family

133 Leslie November 11, 2012 at 2:21 am

The laminator would be so beneficial to our homeschool. I’d start my laminating our hand writing practice worksheets for my two boys. Next would laminate flash cards.

134 Annarella November 11, 2012 at 2:21 am

I really like the dry erase todo lists and the maps.

135 Bethany November 11, 2012 at 2:24 am

I like the idea of using a laminated page as a wipe off practice page for various tracing activities. My MIL has a small laminator and she uses it to make photo magnets! She has done it for decades. My preschool age kids really like this, too, and I think it would a be a great way to make affordable magnets for stories, similarly to flannel board stories.

136 Diane Jones November 11, 2012 at 6:15 am

Laminating maps is a wonderful idea. I think if I won this I would laminate everything! I did also download their grocery list and the to do list while on the Fellowes website……now if only I had a laminator! Thanks!

137 Tammy Herr November 11, 2012 at 7:13 am

I would use the laminator to:

138 Tammy Herr November 11, 2012 at 7:14 am

I would use the laminator machine to : laminate name tags, laminate holiday place mats for my 3 year old class, laminate lots of folder activities that I use for the class room. I’m always looking to laminate! It’s a wonderful tool!

139 Brenda November 11, 2012 at 7:17 am

What a great resource to have from this web site. I think I liked the picture frames the best and will probably use a lot of the materials and ideas from there. Thank you. Brenda

140 Emily November 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

I will be downloading the “Fun Games” for a few upcoming road trips/hotel stays. Sure would be nice to be able to laminate them!

141 Anna Swatogor November 11, 2012 at 7:21 am

I would love to add the idea of using the laminator for preserving name cards. We use every day in kindetgarten and then get worn pretty quickly.

142 Nan Martin November 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

I liked the ideas for alphabet and sight word flash cards as well as the frame ideas especially the Christmas one. I would really love using a laminator in my 4 yr classroom rather than having to drive to a resource center in order to do so!

143 Debra November 11, 2012 at 7:23 am

I would use the laminator for recipe cards, templates, game pieces and preserving drawings and even to make placemats. I could go on and on, there are so many uses.

144 tina mac November 11, 2012 at 7:24 am

I would use this in my infant/toddler room to laminate photos and other pictures to hang down low

145 Carolyn Mambuca November 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

I am an elementary art teacher and I use a color printer to print out examples of artwork to help inspire students at their art tabels. I would use the laminator to protect my weekly mini inspirations!

146 Susan Monfet November 11, 2012 at 7:28 am

Leaf rubbings have always been a fun school activity, but with young children it is difficult for them to hold delicate leaves in place and create the rubbing. I found that delicate leaves can be laminated and the intricate outline and veins in the leaves are still evident and will show up to create a rubbing. The laminated sheet containing the leaves can be taped to a table so that the children can place paper over them and create their rubbings. These sheets can also be taped to a window, making it pretty to look at, but also enabling the children to really see all the intricacies of the leaf/leaves.

147 Carla Icenhower November 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

We have pictures printed off for a magnetic manger scene that students can us on our magnetic board. Laminating them will keep them from tearing and allow us to use them next year as well!

148 Linda November 11, 2012 at 7:33 am

I would print and laminate the road signs and use them in our block center along with the cars and road playmats. They would allow the children to change the flow of “traffic” and add a little more literacy to this center.

149 Jill November 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

I like the games board ideas that we could take to restaurants for the littles to play with while we wait. would be good for church or vehicle rides that go on FOREVER too!

150 Megan Wallen November 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

I homeschool my children and would love to be able to laminate some of our homemade manipulatives that we are using to learn our letters, numbers, and shapes. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I LOVE your blog!

151 Erika November 11, 2012 at 7:38 am

My favorite is alphabet poster. Ademas que con la laminadora se pueden hacer juegos como de domino de letras para k los ninos las puedan reconocer. Mi salon de clases se inunda de agua cuando llueve y he trnido q pagar por laminar casi todo.

152 Tammy Keller November 11, 2012 at 7:40 am

There are many useful ideas from their website especially the signs. I have my own game that I would like to laminate. I use it almost daily. It is a dog bone game with a capital and lower case letter on each bone a few bones that say good dog and woof woof on it the children love it and it works great for transitioning.

153 Gail November 11, 2012 at 7:42 am

I like the alphabet lamination. The children cam choose a letter, a dry erase marker and practice tracing the letters. The Letter Limericks, just offered as a free down load from Dr Jean’s site, uses arrows to demonstrate how each letter is make so they would be a great tool to use.

154 Christie November 11, 2012 at 7:49 am

I would love to use this to laminate our family and self portraits!

155 Virginia Scott November 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

Would love to do color flashcards and numbers and alphabet for preschool classroom.

156 beth November 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

Having the kids draw, color, or paint their own placement is a fun activity. Laminating the placemats would make them a fun keepsake! I know our classroom would appreciate the laminator!

157 Stacey November 11, 2012 at 7:54 am

I would use this wonderful product to laminate each child’s hand outline to use in our handy helper tray!

158 Tammi McGinn November 11, 2012 at 7:54 am

I would laminate so many things in my perk classroom with this machine! From posters to children’s pictures, I have so much I need to make last forever. But from the idea center, I would use the flash card alphabet idea. My children in my class could see how to form the letters and also use markers to trace over them to practice. It would help them make their own names as well.

159 Debbie J. November 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

Iwould love to win the laminator! I like the home tags and labels. There are lots of uses for them! Thanks!

160 Jackie Chiasson November 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

I would use the Saturn2 95 Laminator by Fellowes for most of the school ideas including laminating maps,worksheets and flashcards.I would also use it to preserve some special art projects by the children.I also love the idea of laminating bookmarks.My head is swimming with ideas on how I could use this laminator.

161 Diane November 11, 2012 at 8:03 am

I definitely will be using the road signs. Now I just need the laminator!

162 Mary November 11, 2012 at 8:04 am

I would love to laminate all the “best of” preschool artworks son brings home and make a book at the end of the year.

163 Lisa Bonocore November 11, 2012 at 8:06 am

We are creating an ABC book in my class. Each week we work on a new page…a new letter and create a picture page for that letter. Our school is a private Catholic preschool, so our book focuses on a saint whose name starts with the letter. W read stories during the week about the saint, learn our letter, practice writing the letter, find objects that also start withthe letter, and then on Fridays we use a cookie cutter traced on paper as our “saint”. We dress him of her up in clothes we make out of construction paper. The top of tye page has the letter we are working on and the saint’s name. The bottom has a strip of paper I type out with one fact about the saint. This can easily be adapted to whatever theme you want your book to be about…animals, nature, etc. I would LOVE to laminate each page before we assemble so the children can “read” their books over and over and still have a keepsake both they and their parents can treasure.

164 Rhythm November 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

What a fabulous thing this is! I like to give a bookmark to the kids that I read with and it would be great to be able to laminate these! You always have such great ideas here! Thanks!

165 Chris Kelly November 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

I like the Christmas coasters that could double as place cards for a holiday table. This idea could be modified for any holiday and use children’s art on a round template.

166 tracey November 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

Love the alphabet posters for my preschool classroom!

167 lindsey November 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

This would be great to laminate my students placemats for snack time.

168 Sarah Lanting November 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

Owning a laminator is a teacher’s dream! The projects I would use it for would be endless, but I really likeed the tags and photo frames of the kids. I printed the tags off and will hopefully have a laminator to use with them soon! (;

169 Libby November 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

I would use it to Laminate Our First and Year Send Self Portraits and I like the telling time worksheets.

170 Vanessa @Pre-K Pages November 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

I visited the Fellowes Laminating Idea Center- lots of great ideas there! I would probably use this product to laminate pieces of my dramatic play kits, like the pocket chart cards and the hours of operation signs so the kids can write on them with wipe off markers. Thanks for hosting this giveaway Deborah!

171 Monique B November 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

I would definitely use the maps for our PostCrossing activities and the alphabet flashcard for my preschooler. I’ve wanted a laminator for quite some time now. Thanks for this opportunity!

172 Tommie Sue Schindler November 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

Besides the many home and school ideas on the website (and a few more in my head), I thought of a great way to use it at church. I would like to laminate name tags to attach to diaper bags in the church nursery where my husband and I work once a month.

173 Carol Belanger November 11, 2012 at 8:23 am

Teaching PK just about everything needs laminating, but due to costs and sharing with 4 other teachers we all have to share! I would love to have this personal laminator for various items the children choose to save into their portfolios.
Our class is also skyping with friends in a PK class in Guatemala and our children share pictures prior to the first face-to face meeting. To preserve the memories, laminating the pictures would be wonderful.

174 Marisela Martinez November 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

I have been looking for a laminator and this one looks amazing! I love the idea in the Fellowes idea center for the alphabet posters. I’m also interested in creating labels for the room, ie. bookshelf, clock, door, etc…

175 Lorey November 11, 2012 at 8:29 am

I love to make classroom books that the children have participated in making. I would love to laminate the books so they last longer, and can be keepsakes for them.

176 Mindy November 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

Each day my kindergarteners answer a yes/no question when they arrive by putting a picture/name card under the correct answer. I would laminate the cards. I would also laminate the covers of books we make in class.

177 Anna Earnshaw November 11, 2012 at 8:35 am

A laminator would be such a useful addition to any classroom. It adds to the life of so many teaching aids and resources and this is such a help to any teacher in a busy classroom. I would use it to protecting name tags, individual name writing cards, flash cards, literacy cards (like syllables, rhyming, sounds) numeracy cards(like subitizing and number cards) and so many other resources.
I would laminate class made books like My Mummy, My Daddy, Our Trip to the Museum, etc so children could take these home and share with their family. These would contain photos and children’s explanations and ideas.
Also I would laminate cut large photo of each child to use in bulletin board displays.

178 Lynelle Ricard November 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

I love buying extra copies of great books at rummages or at the dollar spot at Target. Then I pull the book apart and laminate the pages. We use dry erase markers and identify the characters, the setting, build vocabulary skills, and play I Spy with letters and pictures. I laminated them at Kinkos last time at a very high cost. A laminator would save time and money and inspire creativity:)

179 Twyla McDonald November 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

I love the alphabet posters. With both upper and lower case letters, it would be a huge help to be able to laminate them. I would also like to laminate several memory games.

180 nancy deibert November 11, 2012 at 8:39 am

I like to laminate the books the kids make, they last longer this way.

181 esti November 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

When I saw this, I couldn’t believe my eyes because just the other week I decided I wanted to buy a laminator, but was not excited to pay 50 plus dollars. If I had a laminator, I would do so many more things to enhance and add to my curriculum. For wxample, I would make matching games pertaining to the theme in which we are in. Also, at the beginning of the year I heard this idea to make different calendar dates each month, with different patterned pictures, to make calendar time a fun math time as well. For september I alternated each date with a red or green apple. I would have loved to add more pattterns for the rest of the year, but it was time consuming to get them laminated. If I had a laminator, I could be so creative and do much more!!

182 margaret November 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

I would laminate a map of the world. We used a world map to show the children where the Canadian Armed Forces are posted right now so they could vote on where to send their Remembrance Day letters.

183 Laurie Mueller November 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

How can I help my 4 year olds use this laminator? They love to make pictures for their parents everyday! Allowing them to laminate them would be such a treat!. I would also use the laminator when creating the many class books we create in class!

184 Linda November 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

Hi Deborah,

Yay! Australia is on the list! And double yay for the chance to win as ours died a while ago. I like the release feature. That was what killed the last one. I think trying to laminate too many thick items (like leaves lol).

I’d use the open and closed signs idea from the work section. They’d make a good addition of environmental print for a dramatic play shop.

Thanks to both you and Fellowes for the opportunity.

185 Laura Pinkstaff November 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

I laminate so much! My big laminating project this year will be making a homemade memory book for each child in my classroom. It will be a collection of memories and pictures I have from the two years each child has been in my classroom.

186 Jeanie November 11, 2012 at 9:04 am

I love the idea of having a laminator both at home and at school so that I can laminate projects for my students whenever I think about it. One thing that I’ve always wanted to do for my threes is give them extra practice for writing and recognizing their names. If I had laminator, I would print out and laminate photos of the children with their names in large font underneath. They then could use dry erase markers to write and erase their names over and over!

187 Becca November 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

My preschool doesnt have a laminator! And the one we used at the other preschool got ruined during hurricane sandy. I would laminate EVERYTHING!! Such a great way to preserve signs, work, etc so they dont have to be done again! What a wonderful opporunity. Thank you!

188 Beth November 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

I love the idea of laminating site word flash cards

189 Deborah Decker November 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

I would laminate sight words, name strips, and letter worksheets. This way they could be used all year long and then wiped off and put away. Name strips are great fo name practice. Sight words would be good to offer the fast finishers.

190 Betsy Meltzer November 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

We like to make hand print turkeys and use them as Thanksgiving cards for the parents. It would be great to laminate them so they will last as a keepsake. Thanks for all your great ideas. I enjoy your blog!

191 Sherri Killion November 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

I would love to laminate the road signs, as well as make labels on sentence strips for centers, the bathrooms, doors, windows, etc., to make a print rich environment. I’d also laminate common names with their logos, like Target or McDonalds. My kids love “reading” those types of things!

192 Laurie Klapman November 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

As a preschool teacher, we laminate SO many things, from the “Children Children” book we do at the beginning of the year to the name plates we use for sign in…we are always laminating!!
At home I would finally get all my recipes organized AND laminated, especially the ones from my grandmother!!

193 Sarah Caire November 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

Oh my gosh, there are sooo many ways I could use my own laminator! We make class books with each child’s contribution as a page. Some of my favorites are “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Who Is In Our Classroom? Each child’s picture from the first day of school and their name is on a page. We include our teacher photographs as well. We take turns taking this book home to share with our families. Everyone LOVES to see themselves and they learn their new friends names! In October it’s “If I Sailed With Christopher Columbus” illustrated and written by our class. And so on!! :)

194 Kristen hedger November 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

I love the idea of laminating recipe cards for my
Dramatic play area! Encourage the writing, but not
Being wasteful for all the cards that we can’t reuse!

195 Diane November 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

I would love to win the laminator by Fellows.
Laminating the wold maps in my classroom would be so helpful and also the posters.
It would also be great to laminate some of the children’s art work for gifts and our yearly art show! Thanks.

196 Birgit November 11, 2012 at 9:33 am

I love laminate maps. You can cut them up to use as puzzle. You play quizzes and ask the kids to mark states with markers. You can have a lot of fun with geography this way.

197 Mrs. P November 11, 2012 at 9:34 am

Love this laminator and would love to win it! Also, their site is so great–I pinned it and wrote down a whole bunch of great printables that I could use: the blank maps for my kids, the signs for my hubby’s business, the 2013 calendar for my art students, and the “sticky note” sheet and weekly menu forms for me! Love it. Great site worth visiting and checking out…Thanks for the post. Mrs. P @ http://www.createartwithme.blogspot.com

198 Jennifer M November 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

We use a lot of contact paper in our centre; this would be a great alternative! We would use this for laminating our felt board stories. We have been drawing pictures on paper and sticking Velcro to the backs. We found this sticks better the felt. The children have their own felt board stories to play with and this would make them last longer!

199 Jessie Rasche, Artist November 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

I am a volunteer kindergarten art teacher, mom of a kindergartener, and an artist. I’d love to laminate that dry erase note board for writing down a couple things we’ll learn in art class – or remind kids of what we’ve learned before. There are so many other things that would be great to laminate! Thanks for the chance to enter!

200 Amie DeFord November 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

Like you, I’d want to laminate everything! But I’d definitely laminate name cards that they carry around the classroom to practice reading and writing each others or their own names. Also, I like to make class books and I would laminate the pages before using a book binder and binding them.

201 Janae Palet November 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

In the home center I would download both the Christmas coasters and ornament coasters place sticky dots with capital letters on one set and sticky dots with lowercase letters on the other then laminate them. I would use this in one of my centers to match uppercase and lowercase together.

202 Pat McSweeney November 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

I would use it to laminate our thanksgiving placemats that we make for our parents. We have a thanksgiving celebration and the placemats would be able to be kept for Thanksgiving day.

203 Julia A November 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

After being away from the outside work force (a mom never stops working) for 10 years, I need a laminating library for ASD. With that being said, the first to be done would be the road signs used for behavior management (stop, go, slow down, etc.). And maybe, I will use at home with my husband!

204 Ana Barros November 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

I would use the laminator for so many things. I am a preschool teacher, so any games, pictures, that I use throughout the year. I would laminate them. Laminating is the best way to keep all materials from year to year. One activity from the website that I would use would be ABC book and the street sign.
thank you have a great day.

205 sandra November 11, 2012 at 10:25 am

there are so many uses for this wonderful machine i don’t know where to begin. i make storyboxes. i place a book in a box or basket and laminate(with magnets on the backs) scenes from the story so my class can retell the story on our magnetic board. THE Fellowes laminator would make it easier to make more storyboxes and not have to ask permission or the reason to use the site laminator where i work.

206 Martha November 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

I would use the laminator in my classroom to laminate pictures of manipulatives and dramatic play items and then place these pictures on the correct bins. Labeling with pictures would help the children put items back in their correct places during cleanup time.

207 Elisa Cornman November 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

I love the road sign Flash cards on the Fellows “at school” idea center website. I would laminate those, along with other flash cards of nvironmental print. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

208 Cheryl P. November 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

I printed out the things to do and the meal planning!

209 Miss Karen November 11, 2012 at 10:54 am

I like the school ideas but would love if they used more of a denealian font or school type font so that the “a” is different than the ones typed in this comment.

210 Sally Hinz November 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

I can think of so many ways to use this wonderful tool. Thanks for sharing.

211 Linda November 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

If I had this laminator I would laminate my children’s handprints in my class and laminate them for Christmas ornaments.

212 Kristin Stuart November 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

Wow! I am the laminator queen. I love to preserve.
I display family photos all year in my classroom. Kids love to look at themselves with their families and to show their friends. It helps kids feel part of a bigger family at school. It gives each child a sense of belonging.
I would definately laminate and use the photo frames idea!
I would also use it to make center labels as well as label items inthe classroom for literacy exposure. Love this light weight, easy to transport laminator!!!

213 Sarah C November 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

Thanks for this Give Away! I would like to make the pictures with frames for our family and to give to Grandparents. Plus, many more printables to be able to preserve and use again.

214 Nancy R November 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Hi! I would use the street sign idea! I would use them for my community helper unit. We could use them outside as well…so fun!

215 Mindy Elins November 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

From the Fellows site, I printed maps of the US and their Capitols. I then laminated the maps and gave my students fine point dry erase markers to work with. They were able to erase and repeat the activity. We looked at the Democratic and Republican Voting pattern and filled in with red and blue

216 Pam November 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

With winter coming up here I would have the kids cut out snowflakes from doilies and then we would laminate those to use for counting activities as well as games using the parachute, story time and circle time activities. I could laminate my November and December die-cuts to make them sturdier to use with the kids in circle time activities. I like the kids to have “pieces” of the stories to hold onto during a story and then to bring them up and put them on the flannel board when the time is right for their piece. Laminating them would make them much sturdier for little hands that like to tear and crumple.

I copied your Thanksgiving sheet and after the kids color it we will laminate it to use for our “daycare sharing lunch” the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

I also make up lots of home made books that have to be laminated and we have signs up for the parents that must be laminated such as “Gone for a walk”, “Kids sleeping, please be quiet”, etc.

217 julie lynch November 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

I’d love the idea of laminating maps. My son loves maps and drawing on them, it would be a huge bonus not to have to keep printing new ones.

218 Kelly M November 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

I would LOVE a personal laminator and would use for for almost EVERYTHING in the classroom… nametags, labeling items and materials in the classroom, the road signs from the Fellowes Idea Center, alphabet cards, and the list could go on!

219 Lauren November 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

I love the dry erase notes board. I am always using post its to keep track of my “to-dos”and with the dry erase board I won’t waste all that paper!

220 Abby November 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

I would love to laminate those telling time worksheets!

221 Lori November 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

After viewing the site I have passed the link on to all my coworkers. I would love the opportunity to win this laminator for my preschool classroom, and share it with the other teachers in the building. I already downloaded many useful tools from the Fellows Idea Center and have printed out the alphabet cards for use.

222 Cheryl November 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

This prize is awesome!! Fingers crossed I’ll win! I would laminate name badges we use at the beginning of the year. I would also laminate color, shapes, numbers, alphabet flash cards that I use on a regular basis so they could be used over and over. Pre-k prep takes a long time and having a laminator would save time next year!

223 Suzie Spencer November 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

The first thing I would laminate is a new birthday poster to put everybody’s birth date on. The kids love to see how close their special day is!

224 pat November 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Last year we made a calendar where the children used their hand print on each month’s page. The hand prints represented something for the month. Example. Valentines day, the hands were red and shaped into a heart, Thanksgiving the hand looked like a turkey. etc. It was done on construction paper and of course it will curl or buckle. We went to Lakeshore store 30 miles away and laminated each page. And later bound them into a book like so they could hang and flip pages month to month. The laminating helped smooth out the pages, and the calendar will last forever as a memory piece of work to keep. The parents loved them. Ever year we have a harvest luncheon. It’s a post luck affair with the parents. The kids m ake thier placemats. We laminate them so they will last and can use them again and again. This year on construction paper the kids rolled on fall color paint. After they dry, we will add on leaves, and a turkey hand print. Final step is to l aminate. Again I will have to drive out to Lakeshore, or the teacher resource area which is just as far. It’s 10 cents a foot to do it at these places vs. the office stores at a dollar a page. We lamiante as much as we can and I save things up so I can make a trip once a month and do my laminating. We will laminate a lot of colored construction paper that is blank and use the dye cut templates at the resoruce area for letters, shapes, and a host of other templates. The kids each took the first letter of their name, designed it themselves, added their picture, laminated it and now they hang on the wall under our coconut tree we made (for chicka chicka boom boom). They are up there all year. They will lasts all year becuase they are laminated. If I can laminate it I will. I just have to save it up for the trip out to Lakeshore or the resource area.

225 Casey Liebergen November 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

i like the idea of laminating the christmas gift tags when i scrapbook them they are not heavy enough and can tear off the bags easily but not with lamination with the use of this small laminator I could do that much more easily this holiday season. especially useful for little hands :) that like to handle things all the time under the tree :)

226 anne November 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I am a big fan of laminating!! i love the idea of laminating the various word cards for colors, shapes, nouns/verbs et al, sight words, as shown at the idea center. i would also like to use it to create tangram shapes/puzzles, matching game pieces, feltboard storyboard pieces (non-felt pieces) and then add velcro to the back of the pieces for the boards…….the options are limitless! :)

227 Tracy November 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I love the idea of having a laminator in my classroom and also one that is safe for the students to use. It would be great to have the students laminate things like leaves right away and also there writing for cut up sentences. I would just have so many ideas for its use.

228 Ellen C. November 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I liked the alphabet and color templates to download and laminate. The dry erase memos would also be handy to have. This would be so useful to have in my classroom!

229 lee k November 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm

In my classroom we tried one of your ideas of sorting real leaves that were changing colors. It created lots of discussion and interest, The children went back to it after the introduction to try sorting leaves alone.

230 tami Walker November 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Laminators are wonderful for the classroom.

231 Jonathan November 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

We are constantly laminating the pictures of our classroom friends and this laminator would be great for that! I always say that our Special Needs Preschool Classroom runs on laminating, velcro and patience!

232 Ginny Hannan November 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I love the Alphabet Posters! They are so colorful and kid-friendly!

233 Karen Drolet November 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I would use this laminator to create keepsake books that the children make in my class. The pages include information about themselves and paintings/colorings of their family, favorite things, etc. If I could laminate each page then the children could keep it to look back at as they get older.

234 Lizette garcia November 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!
I’d love to laminate my students hand created holiday place mat. It would serve as a great momento for them and their family.

Lizette Garcia
Transitional Kider Teacher

235 Faith November 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I like the fun games. It would be great to keep my kids busy in the car or at restaurants.

236 Peggy November 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I like the idea of laminating fun activities connected to books I’m reading my grandson. When my grandaughter is older, I can use them again.
I also would laminate their keepsake artwork.

237 Debbie November 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I would use the laminator for laminating die cuts and also for play-doh work sheet for letters.

238 Goril November 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I like the site words flash card printables

239 DeAnne Arnold November 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I would love to use the laminator for my recipes at home, but I also use it at school for my teaching aides such as letters for my bulletin boards, shapes for games and spanish words.

240 Christy November 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Generally I don’t laminate much as the cost if the plastic is sort of prohibitive and with our big laminator at school there is a lot of waste. I love this little tabletop laminator. From the Fellowes site I instantly picked up several great ideas! One is to download and print the photo frames, then laminate family and kids’ photos to display in the classroom. I can see myself using this laminator for the kids’ portfolio work. So hope to win but if I don’t I will definitely put it on my wish list!

241 nancy swenson November 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I make sunglasses in my classroom by decorating paper glasses and then laminating them and having the children decorating the laminate lenses with the color sharpie they like. The way I do it now is a 2 day process because I have to take the glasses to be laminated and then bring them back to the class to be finished the next day. How wonderful to have a laminator that would be safely used in the classroom and is light, portable and doesn’t take up a lot of space in a small classroom. Wow what a great idea!

242 Sarah November 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

One of my favorite things to laminate is placemats. At the beginning of the year I have my students decorate a large piece of paper (this year we fingerpainted). I then laminate those for them to use during our snack time. I have created a plastic pocket to attach to the outside of these placemats in which I can place anything I want them to practice writing: letters, numbers, their name, phone number, etc. The kids use dry erase markers to practice writing while others are finishing up their snacks. These placemats clean up easily and last the entire year.

243 Jenafer Lowe November 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I can’t even tell you how much I would use this laminator!!! It is not a want, it is a NEED! Our laminator that is constantly under the weather, so please, please, please pick me!!! I was the most excited about the road signs because I had to search high and low for road signs a few weeks ago. I had no idea I could have looked on the Fellowes website, yay! The Fellowes Laminator is at the top of my Christmas Wish List, so pick me so the Mini IPad can go back at its #1 spot where it belongs! ;)

244 Michelle Gale November 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I would love a laminator to laminate and protect my children’s artwork and special creations that they bring home from school and always want me to save. NOTHING gets thrown out, and I worry about how to best protect their creations. What a great way to preserve childhood memories :D

245 Cynthia browning November 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I would love this for my classroom since I do a lot of art activities for my children.

246 Noura November 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I’d really like to make snow globes with the children for our christmas showbags.
Using:
Baby jars
A laminated photo of the child
Glycerin
Water
Glitter

A nice DIY gift for the parents and children to keep!

247 Dominika Rupinska November 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I would use name tags idea laminating name tags and then use dry eraser markers to write name that way i can use it over and over again ! just wipe off names and use it next year . Also I would laminate any kind of chart that involve writing kinds names again just use dry eraser markers !

248 Brooke November 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

If I had the laminator I would use it to capture my sons’ pre-school memories forever. My eldest son, 5 recently had an orientation day at “big school” and cut out a star, wrote his name and glued the stars trails to it and gave it to me as a gift! I love these gifts.

249 Ariana Pavon November 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

As a preschool teacher I love laminating! I find it to be especially useful for adding matching/sorting shelf activities. I go through magazines and find pictures that pertain to the curriculum. By laminating the pictures they can last from year to year instead of just one day!
Also to cut down on paper waste, I use laminated paper to work on pre-writing skills. Crayons, dry erase markers – it’s so easy to keep laminated paper looking like new! :)

250 kelli battraw November 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Our oldest child turned five this year and we started our home schooling journey! I will take all the help I can get, so all the worksheets look great! I’m really interested in the parts of speech flash cards, because it’s something we’ve been working on.

251 Delana E. November 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I would like to do the telling time worksheet printable.

252 Brandi Montgomery November 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I would love to use the laminator for name cards, letter flash cards, number cards, etc. I also love to laminate various pages to use in our salt writing, so the students have something to trace. And also cards that go under our texture bags for tracing.

253 Mary Pat November 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Hi….I would use the laminator to laminate recipe cards or bookmarks. I looked at the home section of ideas for the laminator. I also checked out the laminator’s price at Staples. It seems reasonably priced at $69. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

254 Cathy November 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

“I totally LOVE this post and the laminator! I have an in home Day Care and this will so make such cool improvements! I love the ideas Fellowes gave for the maps, flashcards and forms, BUT I also so want to make some scrapbook pages laminated! Maybe add a lock of my kids hair, (corney I know) but I want to make my own tiny little “time capsules”! Thanks for all the ideas, and think of the removeable/wipeable markers for forms!”

255 Erin November 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

i would love to make some flashcards for my kids – i have in the past and they just get ripped or crumpled
:))

256 Gwen Mikkelson November 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi~
I really like the Thanksgiving Color templates etc. My grandkids (age 4 and age 2) LOVE to do art projects. We want to make family place cards for our Thanksgiving dinner this year. The laminator would be awesome for that too!! Thanks so much!
Gwen

257 Ghimere Holmes November 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I would use the road signs for blocks center. I also liked the sight word cards.

258 Lynne Sellers November 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm

We have a somewhat dated laminator in our nursery here in the UK & it’s never available when you want to use it, so I generally take my children’s work home & use my own laminator. Recently I used it to laminate some pictures for a game we call “silly rhyming soup”. We have a variety of laminated pictures which rhyme or sound alike, for example, a ‘cat’ & a ‘hat’ or a ‘bee’ & a ‘tree’. We ask the children to pick out the pictures of which the words sound the same, then we put them into our little pot & pretend to stir with our little wooden spoon, saying our rhyme… “We’re making lots of silly soup, we’re making soup that’s silly. We’re going to put in the fridge to make it nice & chilly!”
Hope you like this.

259 Karen November 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I would use the photo frames and good work certificates!

260 nancy November 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I would use the laminator to laminate peek-a-boo 100 charts, where various numbers are cut out and the child identifies the missing number.

261 Michelle Downey November 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I am just taking on the task of homeschooling and a laminator is on my “wish list” in the next couple of years. The verb, noun, and alphabet flashcards are intuitive, but I am also dreaming up a chore system that would use laminated pictures (i.e. picture of a broom to symbolize sweeping) to put on hooks for each child to accomplish throughout the day. I think these cards would have to be laminated to withstand daily use… I’m excited.

262 Christa November 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I teach young preschoolers (3 and even have one or two that are still 2) and I am constanting looking for materials that interest them and help them to learn basic concepts! I would definitely use the alphabet posters as a tool when we talk about the letter of the week!

263 Maria November 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I’d be the happiest person in the world if I get this laminator. I’m in urgent need of one like this for home. I do a lot of games with my two prescholer kids and this laminator would help us a lot.
I would use it for tags, calendars, menus, board games made by ourselves, pictures…
Thank you for your blog. I love it and it gives me many ideas.

264 Karina - Mom in the USA November 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm

We plan on homeschooling and have already started doing preschool activities so a laminator would be useful for everything such as flashcards and reusable worksheets. As for the home, anything that goes in our kitchen needs to be laminated, ie: recipe cards and menu planners.

Karina

265 Blanca P November 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I love the idea of saving my daughter’s artwork and also using the alphabet flashcards.

266 Katie B November 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I have been wanting to purchase a laminator for my classroom to laminate letter tracing pages for my students to practice. I also loved the idea of laminating games for my students to use over and over again!

267 Kelly November 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Hi!

Would love to be able to use a laminator in my classroom. I often make games for the children so I can customize them for the levels of the individual children. The pieces often get torn and ripped from all the handling. With a laminator I could make games and send them home for further use.

268 Leilani November 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

There are just so many things that I could do with a laminator! From the kids home school lessons, to my recipes, art projects and even for the dog rescue that I run. On their website I really like the weekly meal planner for myself and flash cards for the kidos! :)

269 Pam Dreiling November 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I love your idea of laminating leaves! I never thought of doing that! I laminate EVERYTHING! There are many things that I would laminate, but I like having the kids’ pictures laminated and their names laminated so they can practice matching names to pictures.

270 Robin V November 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I am a preschool teacher for a Morning Out for Moms/Dads program for crisis families. I would love to have a laminator to create games and activities for the children in my classroom.

271 Diane Miesner November 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I really like the photo frames and the tags. It would be nice to add frames to our projects and pictures and you can never have too many tags for labeling things in your classroom.

272 Linda Wagner November 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I downloaded the Alphabet Posters at the Fellows Idea Center! They are awesome and I can’t wait to use them in my classroom!

Thank you! Linda
hlwagner1@cox.net

273 Dava Donaho November 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I would love to be able to save some of the materials I am currently making for my students so I could have them look sharp for the next group. This laminator looks like an awesome tool. I have some capitalization/editing work that would look so much better laminated than it is in the clear protective sheet covers I am currently using for the work. Keeping my fingers crossed!

274 Helen November 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I like the alphabet posters. I make place mats in my class for each month and laminate them so the children have them for their snacks.

275 Emilee November 11, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I would love to laminate the children’s pictures to use in our graphing center.

276 Riley Grant November 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm

There are a gazillion ways to use this laminator! My first project will be Holiday projects!!
Our school laminator is forever away from my little classroom…this would be SO helpful!

277 Denise Palmer November 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I would use the laminator to laminate maps of the states and other countries. I need something like this to be able to have the children write or color on them and be able to wipe off. This would be great for any sugject. The ideas are endless.

278 Susan November 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I would like to try many of the ideas like the Christmas coasters with my preschool class. I also think it would be great to use to make Christmas placemats with the children’s art work.

279 Corena Lavender November 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I would use the laminator to laminate the calendar and daily weather/journal pages I use with my special needs students. By laminating them and using a dry erase marker, I could save paper, ink, and tons of time by keeping our calendar binders organized without having to switch out pages each week and month.

280 Susie November 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm

We do a project where the children laminate a few leaves with glitter. We then put them in a cardboard frame they have decorated and hang them in the window. Lovely!

281 Denise November 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I love the idea of laminating recipe cards, a great way to protect those instructions when on a messy countertop!

282 Maria Cormier November 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I teach multi-handicapped/non-verbal children ages 3-5 who need to use pictures to communicate daily. I am always using pictures and to make communication books, schedules and social stories. Laminating these pictures is something that is needed to make the pictures more durable and long lasting for these small children.

283 Tammy Rowland November 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I think this would be handy to laminate labels for materials and also game pieces for ex. lotto or memory. Name cards also. So many many uses.

284 Rebecca November 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

So many great ideas- the world map would be great

285 Thelma E November 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Laminating alphabet letters and numbers so they can be traced with a dry erase marker!

286 Christine Banas November 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I would use the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator to laminate cards for making matching games and puzzles. Colors, letters, foods, animals, and any number of other things could be made into sturdy pieces and thus turned into tools for limitless opportunities to match and identify.

287 Sherry Ogden November 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I would laminate so many things, but for sure the alphabet cards. Kids could use dry erase markers, play dough, etc over and over again to learn to write their letters.

288 Julie Slade-Kamatchus November 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I laminated leaves like Deb did. I also laminated grass the other day. I am really into zoo phonics so plan to laminate this card game I just got and grids. I have also laminated things for props for books. I laminated my son that has Downs that wrote his name for the first time. I like to laminate pictures so they stay nice that aren’t going to be framed. I have used laminating sheets for those press on decorations that are like gel (sandwhiched them in between so they dont’ dry out….(laminated 2 sheets first) then put put them on there…Not laminated the decorations…plus have laminated a practice writing for a child that was learning to write her name…one copy for day care and one for parents (divorced so for each home)

289 Michele Smith November 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I laminate everything. We would laminate more of our children’s books. We write books each month when we celebrate a different author each month. I would also especially like to laminate all the table signs I make. I have 3 large tables with activities for my pre-k class each day. Then they can see the written words of what they are actually doing that day and they would not get damaged by splattered paint, glue etc. I could use them over and over again. Michele Smith Indianapolis

290 Camille November 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I liked the weekly meal planner chart and I also liked the maps. It would great to have a laminator for my preschool and for my personal use so things last longer and can be used longer by little hands.

291 Lisa jean November 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I like the idea of laminating the alphabetvcards

292 Jenny L November 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

It was hard to choose just one idea from the fellowes idea center. I love the game board idea with the tic tac toe game and the pirate game. This would be great for dining out.
Jenny

293 Melissa Miller November 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

There are so many good ideas, I like the laminated christmas picture frame. It would be fun for friends and family. I also like your ideas of laminating the leaves.

294 Barb C November 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I would love to make each child a set of letters to learn/play with at home. One thing I do now is have the children decorate a small placemat with stickers, name and a picture from home. I laminate them and they last the whole year. They learn each other’s names and talk about the pictures of themselves with their friends during snack time!

295 Becki W November 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

If i had this laminater I would use it to make name tags for my classroom. Also labels for all my bins. I could also use it to laminate pictures of my students and to make homemade games…this looks like an awesome product!

296 Carrie November 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I have visions of chore charts for home coming from this.

297 Carey Dingsdale November 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Thank you so much for your blog. As a new Junior Kindergarten Teacher I find your ideas very refreshing and new. I have been known to use a few in the last little while :)
As for the laminator I have many many uses for it. I like to create name tags for circle time that correspond to the themes (I.e Pumpkins for harvest theme). I use card stock to make them and would love to be able to laminate them. Doing this will allow me to preserve them, write the child’s name on it and when we are finished I can wipe it off with some Vim, and use them for other uses. Once they are laminated I can use them for many different uses, in a game, decorations for the themes in the classroom, scrapbook – the possibilities are endless.
I live the idea of laminating playdough mats, book marks, and certificates.
Tahnsk again for all your hard work and wonderful ideas. I love receiving it in my inbox.
Carey

298 Valerie November 11, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I loved the Alphabet Posters. I loved everything on their site. I would laminate all my magnet cards for durability. Good luck to everyone. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie

299 Shannon November 11, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I like the alphabet posters and the color flashcards.

300 Kay Wilcoxon November 12, 2012 at 12:09 am

On the 12th day of November my Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator gave to me…….
12 Months of the year (for my homemade calendar)
11 Colors for my (ESL community non-profit) preschoolers to learn
10 Numbers to learn & count
9 Photos of the children to make a classbook (including Me!)
8 Childrens names to practice (with dry erase markers)
7 Days of the week (to sing & learn)
6 Board Games that need repairing
5 Pairs of painted foot prints for a homemade music/movement game
4 Sets of animal photos for our favorite songs (there’s an elephant in the zoo ,who wants to play with you)
3 Downloads from fellows idea center,the road signs,alphabet,Christmas frames.(that I would also use for the community non-profit playgroup ,I also run)
2 Sets of name tags for bags & coat hangers
1 Flower coaster ,for my cup of T after all that lovely laminating.Then I can relax and be so very grateful for this Laminator I have wanted so much for the past 10+ years.(I promise to send photos!)

301 Monica Frost November 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

Wow…that was so creative Kay…I hope you win….glad you are out there teaching our little ones…God bless you….Monica

302 Robyn November 12, 2012 at 12:17 am

I need a laminator almost every week! I need this for so many things! :)

303 Kelsey Meyer November 12, 2012 at 12:42 am

I would definately use the alphabet flash cards from my preschool classroom. I also would use it to laminate different alphabet letters for my writing centers for the children to practice writing on with a dry erase marker and then it can be easily wiped off and re-used!
Thanks for offering us this wonderful give away!!!

304 Pam Peterson November 12, 2012 at 12:43 am

I have some dinosaur color cards that have been used over and over and are a favorite that I have used contact paper on as well as other projects but laminating would be much easier. I also think that my son would like getting their tooth brushing charts and chore charts laminated for reuse with my grandsons.

305 Aishwarya Madanagopalan November 12, 2012 at 1:32 am

I get all my flashcards and games (matching and memory games) laminated but I’ve also been requesting my centre head to get the bulletin board props laminated!
Every month I create a bulletin board scenery based on the theme of the month. For example, if it’s Transport theme, then we have a road/sea/train/air scene with lots of different vehicles and traffic signs and stuff. All of these props are drawn and painted by the teachers and it takes at least a whole month to get ready for the next. I would love to get these laminated to make them durable but we have our monthly budget and our school doesn’t own a laminator yet, so I just cover it with transparent paper and scotch tape it from behind to make it last a while!

306 Heidi A. November 12, 2012 at 1:53 am

I would like to try the alphabet letter posters and the photo frames. I love the idea of laminating real leaves from your blog post too!

307 mari November 12, 2012 at 3:27 am

I loved the alphabet flash cards~

308 Tanya M November 12, 2012 at 3:36 am

OMG, they have tons of useful stuff to download!
Thousand thank yous for sharing this wonderful site!
I really liked the idea of printing Dry Erase Notes Board. So creative!
Thank you for the giveaway!

309 Ruth Galinato November 12, 2012 at 6:16 am

I would use this laminator all the time! Right now we are working on Thanksgiving placemats and laminating them would be great so they can be used over and over! Also, classroom made books could be laminated for durability!

310 Laura Markel November 12, 2012 at 6:27 am

I really like the idea from the Fellowes website about laminating the alphabet cards.
Then the children can practice their handwriting with a dry erase marker also.

311 amy November 12, 2012 at 6:36 am

I love the dry erase notes board idea! And yes, laminating can be addictive! :)

312 Nannette Edwards November 12, 2012 at 6:49 am

As an EC Pre-K teacher I make a lot of visuals. We use visual schedules and visuals for each center that are directions for how to stack blocks, build a bridge or road, make lego structures, create and finish patterns with a variety of manipulatives, talk on a phone, set the table and more. I would use the laminator to make those visuals more durable.

313 Mary Borgsmiller November 12, 2012 at 7:06 am

I love the frame ideas and all the holiday templates. As a pre k teacher I would use this a lot!

314 Karen rojas November 12, 2012 at 8:18 am

I’d make my own flashcards and daily schedules with pictures for my daughter. Pick me.

315 Ermes rojas November 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

My wife would make tracing worksheets.

316 sandy November 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

I would use the new laminator in my inclusion preschool classroom. My classroom consists of 8 children typically developing, 6 children diagnosed with Autism and 1 child with another type of special need such as Speech Therapy or Occupational Therapy. I would use the laminator to laminate their picture and pictures of the classroom to help the children follow visual schedules throughout their day. I use a computer program called Boardmaker which is pictures to facilitate communication as children with Autism are visual learners. The laminator would allow these pictures to be used many times and not tear. My classroom is one of 3 that just opened in a high school. The idea being that our classroom will be “learning laboratories” for the high school students interested in becoming teachers, to come into our rooms and run centers. These students could laminate their homemade projects for their future use.

317 Nancy Kennerly November 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

I really like the Christmas Coasters–there never seem to he enough during the holidays!
I also plan on downloading the Alphabet posters for classroom use.

318 Chris M November 12, 2012 at 8:50 am

I would use the maps espically the map of Europe which we are studying at the moment. Would be great to use over and over.

Chris

319 Deborah B November 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

I would love to use the certificates to reward my students when meeting their reading goals and then laminate them so parents are able to hold on to them.

I think the students would even enjoy laminating their own certificate and would work toward the goal just to be able to laminate their own.

320 Carla November 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

I would use the laminator to laminate my childrens work so that I can keep it as a keepsake. And then when they get older they can see their work as children. Also I could use the laminator to create dry erase projects, like alphabet tracing cards.

321 Judy Courtney November 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

I like to print and laminate pictures of each child in the class and then laminate them. They can be used for matching games.

322 Jill November 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

I would love to use a Creative Menu Planner! I love to cook and should keep track of my meals to make sure I am giving a good variety to my family. Also, I love organizing the grocery items! (Yeah, I’m a nerd!) :)

323 Trish November 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

LOVE the laminator!!! We do letter of the week– each child contributes a page and we do a book for each letter. At the end of the year we take the books apart and the children take home a book filled with their letter pages. If the we had a laminator the book would be a keep sake from preschool days that will last forever.

324 Mar November 12, 2012 at 11:10 am

This is awesome!

325 Vicky November 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

Everything in PreK needs to be laminated! This product would save me a ton of time remaking worn out projects. Parents just love being able to reuse projects and keep them safe, too.

326 Becca Smith-Morgan November 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

I’m a bit of a keepsake hoarder for my kids. I would use the laminator for keeping a couple extra special pieces of art like new for their baby books. I love the idea of twice yearly self portraits from Teri too!

327 Monika November 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

When being in a school that is PreK-8 and only one laminating machine, it would make it a lot more convenient to be able to laminate my works on my own without having to bother the office :)

328 Monica Frost November 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

Hi Deborah…
First I want to say that your web page is awesome…I check it every day. You have helped me with some great ideas. I am a k3 teacher at a private school in Miramar Bch, Fla. We just returned from the NAEYC national conference in Atlanta…you are right on with all you teach!…I thought you might even be a presenter…I looked for you in the catalog…something to consider maybe next year in DC…you would help a lot of us out there!

Any way I checked the Fellows Idea Center…and I like the Alphabet Flash Cards and the Primary Colors Flashcard idea…if I win…I would make them for my classroom. But I would use it mostly for their name cards with their pictures on it for the children’s cubbies and for attendance. Thank you for all you do…..Have a blessed day!
Monica Frost

329 Amber November 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

There are tons of great ideas! Thanks for introducing us to this item and website! I think I would start with the weekly menu planner, as it is much needed!

330 Pamela Spann November 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I like the picture frames for children’s artwork or photographs.

331 Janet T. November 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I like to very carefully take a snip of poison oak, put it between paper and put weights on it until it’s dry, then, again all very carefully, laminate it so our children can really study it’s shape and color. They go brown each year so I have to keep redoing it and the folks at the laminating center think I’m a crazy lady.

332 Lindsay November 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I would LOVE to own a laminator! And I would probably print and laminate the ‘Time Connectives’ as my little guy is confusing later with earlier and tomorrow with yesterday!

333 Gayle Hein November 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I like laminating games for my granddaughter. I also think it would be fun to laminate pages of different topics to form a book for her.

334 Jennifer Saltzman November 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I think it would be fun to laminate photo’s then have the kids add their own funny art to it…. Like drawing a mustache on Mom! :)

335 Genevra November 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Every year we make a Brown Bear book using the children’s names and photos in place of the colors and animals. I would love to be able to laminate it so we can place it in the book area for all of the children to enjoy!

336 Jami November 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

What a fabulous product…so many possibilities! As a preschool teacher this would come in handy

337 Kari H November 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I like the “Road Signs.” I would use the “stop” sign to close a center and that way the children had a visual to go to another center

338 Kati S. November 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I would love to laminate my Thanksgiving recipes using the Saturn2 95 Laminator. I could then give each guest a favorite recipe. The laminated recipes could also serve as their place card at the table, as well.

339 Julie Floyd November 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

One thing I have laminated in my classroom are waitress order taking sheets. My students to love to take orders in the kitchen center. This keeps me from having to purchase more and the students are able to clean themselves. We try to laminate as much as possible!!

340 Darcey November 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I would use this to laminate photos, name tags, and labels for the classroom. Thank you for the chance to win!

341 DeShunta Ross November 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I am a pre-k teacher and mother of five. The Fellows Idea Center has so many great ideas for my hom and classroom. I especally like the menu planners. I like to go sopping at least once a week. So, I am currently printing a lot of menu planners from the web. It would be great to have a laminated one to reue. Als, in my classroom, I would love to have thealphabet posters displayed all around the cassroom in order to play games like alphabet hop or alphabet hunt. This is great tool to hve and I hope to win one!

342 Liz M November 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I would use the laminator for the ABC flash cards. Being a new teacher it would also get a lot of use for making games for centers and sorting activities. I have borrowed one to make writing practice sheets that my students use to learn to write their names.

343 kristen November 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I like the laminated recipe cards, I have random recipes floating around and they always get dirty.

344 Gerrye Williams November 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I used my laminator to make place mats(If that my mom could use as she is bedridden. She loves them and studies them all the time! She has severe Alzheimer’s and just celebrated her 90th birthday. I took pictures of her with each of the people that visited her then made them into collages, printed out 2 for each placemat (front and back) and laminated them. I’ve also done one with pictures of flowers in our gardens on both sides for her. (If I can figure out how to send you a picture, I will!) (I no longer work outside the home – full time caregiver!)

345 Erin Miller November 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I like having my kids tiny photos hanging from my keychain. I would Laminate them and hole punch, then attach them to a chain. Other than that, I have old, passed down recipe cards that I’d like to laminate. Thanks!

346 Virgil November 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I would like to use the laminator for laminating small sized laptop schedules with both words and symbols for children with special needs.

347 Sarah northen November 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I like the Turkey templates, great crafts for Thanksgiving.

348 Claudia Gaviria November 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I am a child care provider in a low income sector of the Bronx, NY. I would love to have the possibility to give the best to the children I provide care for and to expose them to the best materials and learning opportunities I can . The laminator could be of great help in making materials last longer and be reused.

I loved most of the worksheets and ideas they have on the idea center., even though I prefer hands on for my little ones. Ages range from 6 weeks to 5.

Thank you so very much for hosting this giveaway and for all the great ideas you share with people like me all over the world. I follow your blog and do a lot of your ideas with them.

Blessings

349 Dorothee November 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I love the idea of laminating the fall leaves like you did, Deborah. They look beautiful.
I would also laminate the world map and Europe map, the flash cards for school and the photo frames. Laminating is awesome. :-)

350 Natalie Thompson November 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I would love to print out and laminate the alphabet cards to use at the writing center in my preschool.

351 Marilyn November 12, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I would love a set of the fitted sheets for my cots and some washable tempera paint.

352 Pat W. November 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

This would be a dream come true! I am a COTA and I work for Special School District. I travel between four schools each week working with students with all types of disabilities. This laminator is compact and light so I could carry it with me all the time. I would use it for pictures that I print for communication boards and for worksheets that we laminate and use dry erase markers on so not to waste paper.

353 deb November 13, 2012 at 1:17 am

I’d laminate the sigh word cards that I use for the reading version of board games (Candy Land, Sorry…etc) that I play with my 5 year old. Instead of rolling a die or drawing a color card, we draw sigh word cards.

354 Brenda November 13, 2012 at 7:18 am

I was looking for the Memory box give away from Discount School Supplies. I found out from their site how inexpensive I can buy glue sticks there! Thanks! Brenda

brenda.fritz@gmail.com

355 Michele Covelli November 13, 2012 at 7:19 am

I would save a lot of money I’m my classroom decor if I could make things myself and laminate them!

356 Eileen Jaklitsch November 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

At St Vincent’s we love Discount School Supply! There are so many items that I wish we could buy, but my all time favorite item is the bio water colors. We use them in so many things, I can’t imagine teaching without them! From dying play dough or macaroni, to painting with them. I wish Discount School supply would set up a wish list or a registry, so schools could sign up and parents could go to when they are looking for a gift for the teachers or school.

357 Janice Erkfitz November 13, 2012 at 7:30 am

I really love the set of community people. They would be durable yet allow for some great play activity I think.

358 Pennie November 13, 2012 at 7:36 am

I would love to see seasonal and theme related memory cards.

359 Georgia November 13, 2012 at 7:41 am

The add on tubes for water play ,our kiddos love sensory play

360 Julie November 13, 2012 at 8:01 am

I like the idea of laminating things, such as a menu planner, and writing weekly ideas on it. I could also laminate blank pieces of paper for a personal white board for each child!

361 Randi fox tabb November 13, 2012 at 8:04 am

Our preschool would love to have. Light table (as well as the memory box).

362 Kristen Freeman November 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

I really like the idea of laminating the childrens pictures. I work for a non profit pre school program so we are always short on funds as are the families I work with. I think it would be a great idea to be able to print out the pictures of our children working, laminate them, and send them home to the parents at the end of the year.

363 Tammy Herr November 13, 2012 at 9:00 am

I would enjoy the Teacher’s Favorites Hardcover Library – 16 Titles *books*..
definitely!!!!

364 Carol Hurd November 13, 2012 at 9:27 am

I love the idea of laminating tags, specifically name-tags . Having the children trace their name with a wipe-off marker is such a fun way to practice writing!

365 Margaret Hogan November 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

I would love something like this for working with my granddaughter. I use many of your ideas to reinforce what she does at preschool.

366 Nancy Crockett November 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

I lovew the idea of printing off MANY different pictures, colors, shapres, letters etc, etc. And having varying games of “Memory”. I also like the idea of making photo gifts with a frame nd laminate it. I can also see it as a wonderful tool to preserve the children’s art projects for many years.

367 Krista November 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

placemats

368 Marion Getchel November 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

There are a lot of great ideas to use with a laminator. You can make personalized place mats to use when eating, doing crafts, or letters and shapes and outline with playdough, yarn, or string.

369 Bonnie November 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

Flash Cards! Name tags, leaves, Birthday certificates on and on and on!
Thank you for your ideas and all of your work!

370 Bonnie November 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

I love the discovery box! I would use that so much. I also would like to have the soft furniture for our reading area.

371 Kellie Harbine November 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

What a great laminator! We laminate pages and use dry erase markers for writing on them. I would use the transportation flashcards and I thought the various frames were really cute.

372 Christi Shaw November 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I would LOVE a laminator! I could laminate seasonal things we are learning about – love the leaves idea, as well as ANYTHING I will reuse each month, year etc like letter/ number word pics that correspond with our letter or number. And I really love indpendent work that is done on a laminated sheet so we can erase and redue or do again all week long at a certain center. Love that the kids can help lamintae their special work that they’d like to have for a keep sake too! :) So many times if we could laminate something it will last longer and more people can share in the learning w/o it getting tattered or torn. :)

373 Elaine November 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I thought I would love one of these for my class to make games and laminate thier practice sheets to use with white board markers but after visiting the site of ideas I would use it all the time at home.

374 Jennifer Salaz November 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I homeschool my two year old who is rough with everything (typical little boy). A laminater would save me some time on having to remake everything! I would love to print and laminate the street sign flash cards because we will be going over different types of transportation and safety.

375 Kathryn Miller November 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I like the fidget pencils that were shown under special needs items.

376 Caitie November 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I would use the photo frames printable and use them as placemats! Thanks for the giveaway!

377 Rona Goldberg November 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I really liked the Orbit balls, the light up molecule balls, and the button bear weighted lap pad. We have numerous children in our preschool with various sensory needs, and having these items in our preschool would be delightful.

378 Rona Goldberg November 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The photo frames are adorable, and so are the certificates of excellence. I may download them to incorporate into my teaching. I teach preschool, and I would love to see more ideas for this age group.

379 Christy Qualin November 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Already posted about the laminator. But now I want the wooden memory box from Discount School Supply, too! I must get their wooden easel that has a paper roll as well. Our easel has no way for the kids to put their own paper on and take art off by themselves.

Memory box has so many potential uses, too! I might need more than one.

380 Joni Huffman November 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I would love to hear and learn more about the light table and possibilities with using it. Thanks

381 Debbie November 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

There are lots of good ideas at the site, but for older children. I would love to see them add some things for younger children like ABC or Numbers charts. I would use the laminator to let the children choose some of their work that they would like to save.

382 Jessica Clayton November 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I liked the idea of making photo frames for the parents as a present in the school section!

383 Rachel November 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I would love to use the laminator for ABC posters ABC flashcards, and number posters and flashcards!!

384 cheryl November 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Laminators are great to have. I would use it to have the kids make photo placemats, or to preserve some of the kids projects that would be put in their porfolio. I laminated their names to play matching game.

385 Micaela Sandoval November 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

A laminator for our preschool classrrom would be very useful. We would laminate many letter, shapes, colors, and number flashcards. Laminate name tags and their lunch place mats with the childrens names. Laminate cooking recipes for our cooking activities. The list of what I would use the laminator for is endless.

I really like the idea of laminating flash cards for road signs since our class likes to go on many nature walks.

386 cheryl November 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

So many neat toys and tools for daycare. I buy from this company. There are somany things that I would like to have like the soft rising mats for infants / toddlers or the giant builder blocks or the singing tower maze. The kids would love it

387 Julie Klein November 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I like the idea of laminating unlabeled maps with state or country outlines, would make reviewing geography locations fun. My daughter could color in places she is learning about without wasting paper on multiple map printings.

388 Erica November 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Looking forward to so many projects….I can’t pick!

389 Sandra Mesonero Ihle November 14, 2012 at 7:48 am

I will definately use the Creative Menu Planner from Fellows Idea Center!

390 Debbie Nicholson November 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

First I Have to let you know that I enjoy your blog and receiving your newsletter. I use a lot of your ideas for preschool and with my own grandsons.

I would use the laminator to make wipe off Sheets to practice writing our names with a dry erase marker.

391 jessie horstman November 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

If I don’t win, I am super excited to have been introduced to such a cool resource for download.
We are taking a road trip with my 3 girls this week, I am going to print off the road signs, and the US states to hopefully keep them entertained for hours:) Oh and the coloring sheets:) There are so many great ideas to be had…..I book marked this site!!!!! jhorstman@satx.rr.com

392 Shiloh November 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I would like to laminate the alphabet posters and then allow my daughter to trace the letters with a dry erase marker!
shilohadame@yahoo.com

393 Rosario castellano November 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I have a home day care I would love to have it so I can have more tools for my kids it would help me for there.alphabet and pictures.

394 Kelly Williams November 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

395 Rosario castellano November 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I have aDay Care so I would want my kids to have there pictures nice and covered. So they can show their pictures to their parents.I can also use it for there alphabet or name tag.It would be marvuelos to win it and share it with my Day Care.

396 Carol Watson November 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I created in my classroom for my wonderful 18 3, 4, and 5 year olds so they could grasp simple punctuation marks

I created simple sentence strips around the classroom in the different centers.

such as: I love making sculptures (play dough area) I like to read about dinosaurs (library)
and then I created a punctuation mark that the kids can change out to change the sentence meaning.

Such as

I like to read. (period)
I like to read? (question mark)
I like to read! (exclamation mark)
I like to read . (period)

It really helped the kids to see how these punctuation marks really change a sentence. I first introduced them at circle time by putting the marks on the end of a wooden handle and we played around with them,
Now the kids can be heard saying each of the sentences in all the different ways all day long. When someone has a question, they can grab the question stick and get assistance in finding their answer. Good news
is announced by holding up the Exclamation stick. Sweet.

I would love to have the laminater in class so I can continue to create new sentences and have them protected from the use the kids are giving it.

397 Pamalot November 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I think the shopping lists would be very useful
dphumphrey@sympatico.ca

398 Robin November 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I would love this laminator to make classroom books. My 3 year olds have learned the words author and illustrator and I tell them often that they are authors and illustrators. I would love to be able to give them a book to keep!!

399 SS November 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

The laminated games seem like a great idea!

400 Becky November 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

I like the idea of laminating different flash cards so they are torn up as easy, especially the color and alphabet flash cards my 2 year olds often tear up.
Thanks!

401 Helen Casey November 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I am entering to win thwe memory box.

For my center I would like the Soft Garden Wall Mural, the Color Sorting Mat and the Soft Touch Baby Wild Animals.

402 Christie Goldman November 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Love laminators! Love to laminate things that the kids can draw over with washable markers and then erase with a cloth like letters and mazes etc!

403 Christie Goldman November 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I love to laminate things that the kids can reuse. Like practicing their letters or mazes with washable markers then they just wipe off with a tissue. Also works great for their nametags which we use for everything!

404 Rachel November 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I like the alphabet posters :)

405 Hannah Boettcher November 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm

In my classroom, I would use it as a teaching tool for students to learn about how when things like plastic get hot, they melt and the plastic of the laminating plastic melts together to make things last longer. I would talk about how their center markers that they use (to note which center they are in) have laminating material on them to help make it so they don’t tear and they last longer.

406 Jessica November 15, 2012 at 11:30 pm

There are so many things I could do with a laminator and I could laminate just about EVERYTHING in our preschool classroom.
I would use the tag printables from the Fellowes Idea Centre to make name tags for the cubbies as well as name tags for place settings at the table during lunch. Our name tag place settings are currently not laminated and some of the younger preschools have a tendency to rip them!

407 Wendy Ryan November 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

I would use the laminator to laminate playing cards. Using an old pack of playing cards, cover cards with individual pictures of each preschooler. Use half of the pack for pictures and half of the pack for names. They can then match names to faces. THis is great for name recognition, and they would love to see their own face on a card.

408 Emily Nye November 16, 2012 at 10:37 am

I love classroom books with pics of each child. I would laminate the pages I create to make a sturdy book to be shared with the class. They love to see themselves in picture!

409 Jamie November 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I love the flash cards for school and the recipe cards for home!!!

410 Faye E. Hunt November 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I love the maps that can be laminated and the alphabet posters and flashcards. I’d love to see the possibility of the Idea Center having alphabet posters and flashcards available in Spanish so my children, who are growing up bilingual, could benefit from that reinforcement as well.

411 Maureen McGinn November 17, 2012 at 7:40 am

I have so many ideas for laminating! 1.) I would have my Pre-K class color the Thanksgiving template, laminate and use for placemats for our Class Family Gathering (then send home to use again!).
2.) I’d take pictures of my students in elf hats, put in the Christmas frames and laminate for students to give as gifts (attach a magnet to the back or hole punch w/ ribbon to hang). 3.) I would laminate the road signs and put them in my Block Center w/ vehicles. 4.) I’d laminate the Alphabet posters to hang in our Circle Time area. 5.) I would laminate Thanksgiving recipe cards with all of my family recipes… and that just covers one month in a year full of laminating!

412 Karen November 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I love your emails. Have used many of your ideas. On Dad’s Day we have the child and the dad put their hand print on a piece of larger paper and then laminate. They can then use it as a place mat.

413 Diane November 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I would love to make LOTS of flashcards and magnetic manips. Thanks

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