Can You Guess What I’m Doing?

Hi everyone! Can you guess what I am doing the night before school starts? I’m sure MANY of you are doing the same thing. LAMINATING!!


I have to be honest, the thought of laminating makes me tired. I really hate laminating. It’s not just the laminating that I hate…It’s the cutting, laminating, and cutting again that I hate!

I know there is a debate over cutting, laminating, and cutting vs. laminating and cutting. Unfortunately for me, I have found that cutting, laminating, and cutting works best and lasts longer.


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So, it’s the night before school begins and here I am sitting on my floor laminating my reward coupons for my kiddos.
Do you use a reward, or treasure box in your classroom? I used one for years. Finally, I got fed up with looking for things that the kids would like and were not expensive. I would buy some little toys, only to have the toys fall apart quickly.

Last year I decided to throw away my treasure box. Instead, I started to use reward cards. It takes me a lot longer to get ready than the treasure box and my hands hurt by the end of the night, but the reward cards are so much better.

Last year I used the zebra themed reward cards to go along with my jungle theme.

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This year, I have a star theme so I decided to use my iphone reward cards. My kiddos are just going to love these!



Do you hate cutting, laminating, and cutting as much as I do?

What is your favorite way to reward your kiddos? Do you have a treasure box or use reward cards?

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi,