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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease

I can still hear my dad's Tennessean drawl telling me this. Boy, did it work for me today! I report back to school next week, so y'all know I am up to my eyeballs in printing, lamination, and sheet protectors.
Now, I teach at an itty bitty Christian school. I am THE ONLY kindergarten teacher. This is my first year teaching kindergarten in a while and this school has never had a kindergarten grade level before now. I got mountains of work ahead of me, people!
I am blessed to have a Sam's Club right down the road from my school. I got a membership at Sam's Club because, BECAUSE of their amazing price on laminating pouches. 
$20.86 for a pack of 200!!! 
Seriously, no one could even come close to that price- even online!

I have faithfully purchased several at least one pack each time I went to Sam's Club. Fast forward to July, 2013. I popped in to Sam's to purchase at least one several packs of laminating since my prep work is really kicking into gear for Back to School time. You know what I found?
A big ole empty spot where my laminating pouches used to be. Whaaaaaattt?!?! Oh, nonononononono, this can't be. Not now!
Come to find out, Sam's Club has pulled this item off the shelves.
They now only offer it online. Ha! Now scroll back up to that pic and  tell me what you see next to the words "Online Order Only". I'll wait....

Yep, ain't that a cruel joke? OUT OF STOCK
Seriously, my heart fell down into my shoes. Okay, I'm barefoot right now, but you know what I mean. A big ole heart puddle right there on the carpet. I could cry.

Enter, Mike Molesso. After leaving a complaint word of my concern on the Sam's Club website I got an email from this Scotch 3M rep stating that he comes from a long line of teachers and knows the struggle we have providing for our kididdles.
He informed me that Sam's Club and Scotch 3M are testing their laminating products on the shelves and apologized for any inconvenience.
He then OVERNIGHTED this pack for free!  
The squeaky wheel got the grease today! After my review on Sam's Club website re: laminating, the 3M folks OVERNIGHTED these goodies to my house and offered to send a goodie pack to the school! Wow! Now, if they can sell the 200 packs at a comparable price to the Royal Sovereign brand they will win over a lot of teachers! Spread the word!!! Thanks, Mr. Mike Molesso! :)
He also offered to send goodies to my school.
What an incredibly nice gesture!
I was amazed- especially in this day and age of non-existent customer service!

Now, I'm not sure what price they are putting on their 200 packs.
I can only find the 50 count packs listed for Sam's Club- and they ain't cheap.
Anybody else feel a sense of foreboding deep in the pit of their stomach?
I'm used to buying the 200 packs and I really hope they put those on the shelf for us.
I fervently hope that it will be comparable to the Royal Sovereign price of $20.86. as well!

If so, spread the word about the nice folks at Scotch 3M (Thanks, Mike!) and look for them on a Sam's Club shelf near you.
If not, here's a link to the Royal Sovereign website and their product on Amazon to get your laminating fix. :)
Do you have a great resource for laminating pouches? Please, share!!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Phone Number Ph...Fun!

Hi Bloggy Friends,

We are working on memorizing our phone numbers. As usual, I like to put this skill to a song. My favorite for this one is the Jingle Bells tune. This is a note and printable I send home to my families so they can join in the fun.

It mentions a worksheet to use as homework. I just Googled "Phone Number Printable" and found one I liked. The one I am currently using is from a site that has copyright restrictions that are currently preventing me from sharing the link. :( Sorry!
I hope this is something you can use in your classroom. If so, please leave me a comment letting me know!

Happy Dialing,

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dr. Seuss Rhyming Freebie!

Hi All!

I made a rhyming game for Dr. Seuss week. Print the socks on colored paper for self-checking.
Or not if you want to make it really challenging. :)  It comes with a recording sheet, too.
The game shows my amazing sock drawing skills. :P Hope you can use it!
As always, I love hearing comments if this is something you can enjoy for your classroom.
Have a wonderful week!

Click on the picture for the link.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Arctic Freeze Number Order and Skip Counting Puzzles

I saw this adorable clipart from Scrappin Doodles and just HAD to make a set of puzzles! Check them out by clicking on the image below. :)