My New Favorite Laminating Hack!

November 28, 2021 4 Comments

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I LOATHE laminating. When I was younger, I always wanted to be a ~cool~ teacher with all of my laminated materials…and to be honest, I still do. As I figured out the laminating method that works for me (I’m a cut, laminate, cut type of girl…what about you?!), I got STUCK with some of my pieces sliding in my laminated sheets, and the perfection of laminated pieces were RUINED 🤯

But, I am a millennial teacher. One night, I was scrolling on TikTok and came across the laminating hack of all laminating hacks that perfectly SOLVED my problem. So, while this idea is 100% NOT mine, I wanted to share this amazing idea with all of you, just in case you haven’t seen it yet!


How to:

I’m going to tell you…this how to is only ONE step! I can’t even begin to tell you how easy this is.

After you cut out your pieces, take a swipe of your glue stick on the back of your piece. Then, stick this glued piece on your laminating sheet…after you do this, it will no longer move!

Repeat this one step until your laminating sheet is filled, and load the sheet in your laminator. Your pieces will no longer move and you might be able to fit more pieces on your laminating sheet – what a win-win!

…and there you have it! I have been using this hack to prep EVERYTHING for my classroom this year, and it will continue to be one of my major common practices! I want YOU to try this hack – comment below with what you think of it!

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    Hi! I'm Paige, known as The Math Matrix. I have been a teacher for three years, in both a middle school and elementary school, ALWAYS teaching math, either as a special education teacher or a departmentalized general education teacher. Needless to say, math is my JAM and I can't wait to share with you tips, tricks, and resources to enhance your math teaching. Read More