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Another one of my favorite must-have items is my scotch laminator. This thing probably should have been number one on my list as often as I use it. Our school laminator was constantly acting up last year so this was a life-saver. Inevitably, there is always a really good idea that comes to you at night and you want to implement it the following day but of course we can't give your babes anything that's not laminated because it would never last. Those are the moments I fall in love with this thing even more. I need to purchase another one for school so I don't have to transport it back and forth anymore.
The last thing on my must-have list are books written by the amazing Marcy Cook. I use her materials a lot for math and they will be an excellent resource as I prepare to move to a math workshop approach this year. Her activities really promote higher-level thinking and require those multi-step problem solving skills that so many of our kids are lacking. If you have not seen her materials and are interested in raising the rigor in your classroom then click here to check them out.
Check back tomorrow for a technology tip!