I never thought I needed a laminator until I bought one.
After several years on the shelf, I finally started to put my laminator to good use. It isn’t the fastest machine out there, but according to my husband it is “a really good one because it goes slow and gets the bubbles out”.
I’ll take his word for it. With appliances, he usually knows what he’s talking about. Computers are a totally different story. *snicker*
One thing is for sure: It did a great job with our All American History /Illuminations Fact Cards.
Why laminate them?
We used them a lot. As in, all the time. Unlike the previous year, when I rather failed as a history teacher because I didn’t have the proper tools. Like these cards.
In years past, we learned the hard way that it is important to use age and developmentally-appropriate materials when teaching everything. Even history… or should I say ESPECIALLY history?
This year we are using them for study and for games, to help them recall what they are learning. There is just enough information included on each card so as not to be overwhelming. Just enough, and they recall the main gist of everything. It’s a win!
Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System, Fast Warm-up, Quick Laminating Speed (TL901C-T)Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901)Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100)Apache AL9 9
There’s just something about laminated flash cards.
It just seems so… official. These should not sit on a shelf. These are for learning. These are for heavy use. They will help us bring the short term facts into long-term memory as we review them on a regular basis.
Not too bad for a $3 used laminator and a $15 box of lamination sleeves! I have definitely gotten my money’s worth… And I didn’t even come close to using the entire box of sleeves.