A Laminating Project That Can Change the Way Kids Read

Yes, you can make bookmarks with your laminator. But these bookmarks are different. Thinkmark bookmarks  act as a “shout out” to any section of a book to help kids think more about what they are reading.

How It Works

1. Create Thinksmart bookmarks for students using a classroom laminator. Cut them out.

2. Give the reading assignment

3. As they read, they will be asked to find specific parts of the book during each day’s reading assignment. As a teacher, you might want them to find the part that makes them laugh,  or to find the part that leaves them confused for discussion later. With over ten callouts on the Thinksmart bookmark, a student reader can always find the section that is most important for that day’s reading.

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Download the template, laminate and trim.

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Laminating Infographics for the Classroom

Prepare for back-to-school with classroom decor that educates. Infographics aren’t just for online. Print them out and laminate  and post in the classroom for year-long learning benefits, from science facts to good behavior tips in class. Find these and other printables at WeAreTeachers.   Choose the perfect laminator for creating durable printable classroom learning tools.

Quick Learning Tips Posted on the Classroom Wall

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Reminders to Kids About Appropriate Classroom Behavior

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Insightful Infographics That Can Be Referenced in Class as Part of a Lesson

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Choosing the Right Laminator to Fit Your Classroom

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Laminators are essential to teachers. However, laminators come with many different features and in many different price ranges. How can you decide when a more expensive laminator has more bells and whistles than you need? Or when a low priced laminator not up to the laminating demands of your typical school day. Here are a few questions educators can ask themselves to better select a laminator that fits their classroom.

Performance

Having a laminator that heats up faster or laminates at a faster rate may seem like a luxury, but it can be worth the extra cost. These efficiency features help you get your laminating done a lot sooner, which means more time with your students.

The Saturn 3i 95 is a reasonably priced laminator that features 1-minute warm-up with InstaHeat Technology. It can laminate a document in roughly 60 seconds.  Other laminators can include smart features like AutoSense, which allows you to change pouch and document thicknesses without making any adjustments to the machine-another great time-saver!

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Safety

Working around children means taking extra precautions with your classroom equipment. If this is a concern, you may want a laminator with built-in safety features. HeatGuard Technology keeps heat inside so the laminator is safe to touch. This allows you to keep your laminator out on your desk without worry.

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Price

For most teachers, classroom budgets are the primary factor in purchasing a laminator. If you can compromise on other features, you can get a good laminator workhorse for a low price. The M5-95 is a light performance laminator, but it does the job. The compact size makes it easy to be stored in the classroom, or even taken home at night when you have more laminating to do for the next school day.

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