Friday, June 10, 2011

A Helpful Hint and Another Giveaway

So every year, I laminate my name tags and anything else I put the kids names on that I want to last all year or that I want to keep and use another year. I spent years thinking that I was being so smart and saving money (which I was), but at the end of every year, I would find myself scrubbing the names off and thinking, "Is this really worth it?" If you've ever used nail polish remover, white board cleaner, etc to scrub names off, you know that it really dries your hands out and, at the end of the year, you're so tired you really don't want to take the time to do it.
So this year, about January, I had a "duh" moment. I typed up all the kids names, printed them out, and taped them on cute little owls (we had a camping theme this year), leaving just the bottom edge untaped. Then, all I had to do was grab the bottom of the name and pull it off! No more scrubbing or dry skin. I know...all of you have probably been doing that forever, but no one mentioned it to me! If you don't want to use tape, I have also found that the Mr. Clean magic eraser works wonderfully too and since it just uses water, you can have a student do it for you before they go home for the year. I know they would LOVE that job!

On another note,the Lesson Plan Diva is having the best kind of giveaway - the kind where everyone wins! Just head on over and win!

It only lasts for a few more hours, so hurry!

1 comment:

  1. Check out my post on erasing permanent marker! Still more work than pulling off tape, but not as stinky as nail polish remover!