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  1. I would love the binding machine. We are always documenting and wanting class books! Amazing

  2. Wow, a paper cutter!! My class does a ton of crafts for their little fine motor skills and to develop their creativity! A paper cutter would be super helpful.

  3. I have been wanting a binding machine for years! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

  4. Kristy Foy says:

    These are all must haves for teachers!

  5. I would love to win the binder. I use the one at my school all the time but would love to have one at home because we all know that we work when get home! 🙂 Thanks for this opportunity!

  6. I would love to win the binder or laminator. Thanks for chance to win!

  7. I would love to win the paper cutter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Would love to win a binding machine! Thx for the giveaway!

  9. I’m torn because a good laminator is clutch, but I have never had a binding machine and it would be so cool!

  10. Christina says:

    A binding machine would complete my collection! I always think how helpful this would be, especially at Christmas and end of year.

  11. I would like the pencil sharpener or big stapler.

  12. JoLynne Tsosie says:

    Home laminator and binding machine would be perfect for at home, because sometimes I take my work home for my Special Education students.

  13. Kellie Herndon says:

    The binding machine would be awesome!!

  14. M Sheehan says:

    I’d love to win the binding machine! 🙂

  15. Leona Blessing says:

    I would like a paper cutter because it comes in handy for making projects and cutting paper to fit the work.

  16. I have always wanted a laminator! With homeschooling 3 kids, there are so many times I have wished I had one. That would be such a blessing!

  17. I would love to use the binder – I am a graphic designer homeschooling my kiddos, so I’d love to be able to bind together the curriculum I put together on my own!

  18. Difficult choice between the laminator and pencil shapener. I would use both all the time.

  19. I would love any of these office items. Great idea.

  20. I would love to win the binding machine. I just purchased the handprint calendar and this machine would come in handy:)

  21. This is very thoughtful of you. Thank you very much

  22. These are all MUST haves for a classroom. Now that I teach out of my home, I am still working on collecting them. I am in need of a paper cutter, for sure!

  23. Education says:

    Wow thanks for sharing.

  24. I laminate everything and having to laminate at home would be so much more convenient.

  25. I would love the binder!!! This would be amazing to use with your calendar that you share. It would also be amazing to make books with my children!

  26. Stephanie says:

    I have a laminator however I could use a new one because it is getting old. I use it all the time in my classroom because my students need to reinforced teaching materials. It would be awesome to win another one!

  27. These are all great items! I have a laminator and love it! I would love the pencil sharpener because I have been through so many that we have just been using handheld ones!

  28. Kimberly C says:

    I would love to win the laminator!

  29. Deirdre Thomas says:

    I would love the laminator.

  30. I need a stapler badly right now! We can not get staples in our copy machine and I have been waiting since school started to receive the stapler that I ordered.

  31. Angela Lawrence says:

    Being able to laminate items you use over and over again…life changer

  32. I think this is a great thing you are doing! We all know how hard it is to get materials for a classroom and every little bit helps.

  33. The laminator would be an amazing tool to add to my home office. As a school-based OT practitioner at a therapeutic day school, I spend lots of my time laminating resources! Having a personal laminator would be extremely helpful.

  34. Amy Johnson says:

    The paper cutter!

  35. I would love any of these supplies! They are all great things to have for any classroom. I would like paper cutter or big stapler.

  36. My Laminator just broke on me last week! I so need to win this one for sure!

  37. Lisa Hammond says:

    I would love to win the pencil sharpener. I currently have that same sharpener and love it, but I have used it so much that it is not sharpening well any more.

  38. Olivia Robinson says:

    I am a new mom and recently became a stay at home mom and enjoy teaching my 2 year old daughter! I would really appreciate winning this laminator as I have been using self laminating sheets and it’s been a pain 😩. My daughter loves reusing the same printables over and over, so this laminator would be a game changer! ❤️

  39. Kathy Davis says:

    I would love the laminator! I have the pencil sharpener. It is THE BEST on the market.

  40. I’m new to the homeschool world, and I have a paper cutter but it’s in bad shape. I would love a new paper cutter that’s good quality!

  41. I do a lot of exit tickets for my math classes and don’t need a full sheet of paper for them. A small paper cutter with fresh sharp blades would be a great tool to have in my classroom. The school has one but it is so old and the blade only cuts in certain places of the board…frustrating for sure! I sure appreciate your giving back to teachers that support you throughout the year! So kind!
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  42. Christine Locke says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one of these amazing supplies. I would choose the laminator because I’m homeschooling my daughter and have been wanting one for awhile; it would be a game-changer for us. It would help make our teaching activities last on our limited budget, a lot of them printed from the printables club. We would be forever grateful ❤️
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  43. I have been wanting a binding machine. All of these other tools are essential.

  44. Roxanne Aviles says:

    I received my home laminator as a graduation gift from my collaborating teacher my final week of teacher prep school, 12 years ago! It has been used SO much! I would love a new one so I am able to keep on laminating 😊

    Thank you for all that you do!

  45. You are are so right! These are must haves! The only one that I don’t have at the moment is the binding machine and paper cutter. I’m not very good with using a paper cutter 🫣 so I would like to win the binding machine.

  46. These are great resources to for making your teacher supplies last longer! The laminator would be my choice.

  47. Ugh clicked enter too soon. I’d love the laminator because I’ve been known to use contact paper, ha!

  48. You are so generous thanks for the opportunity! Had such a hard time deciding! Decided on the laminator.

  49. Thank you for the 12 days of giveaways. This is very generous of you!

  50. I’ve used all of these in my classroom and at home with my own children. The stapler and pencil sharpener are the items I don’t currently own.

  51. Donnia Callahan says:

    This would be fabulous to own these items!
    Thank You, Teaching Mama!!!

  52. OMG I would love to have the binder AND the long stapler…but the binder is what i have always wanted!!!!

  53. G. Jasmin says:

    Having a paper cutter would be so helpful in my kindergarten classroom. I spent a good amount of time cutting paper with scissors and a paper cutter would help things go faster.

  54. G. Jasmin says:

    Having a paper cutter would be so helpful in my kindergarten classroom. I spent a good amount of time cutting paper with scissors and a paper cutter would help things go faster.

  55. Jerioth V. says:

    I would love a paper cutter. We use little paper books all the time, so it would be nice to have a paper cutter right in my room.

  56. Maria Bremmon says:

    I would love the binding machine! I have a special needs child and this would be amazing for creating social stories and checklists that would help him function better!

  57. G. Jasmin says:

    Having a paper cutter would be so helpful in my kindergarten classroom.

  58. A laminator! It keeps materials so much nicer.

  59. I would love a binding machine at home! I make interactive books and personalized books at school all the time. Now that I have my first grandson, I will be making books for him. I am working on one right now for Christmas! <3

  60. Erica Sarnecky says:

    I chose the laminator because I am constantly laminating center sheets, and fine motor task cards for my fine motor cart. I laminate their name plates and manipulatives.

  61. The paper binder would be much fun!

  62. I would love to win the laminator. It would be great to laminate game boards or even drawings to see how much they’ve grown each year.

  63. I’m new to teaching and this would be great to build my teaching resources! Thank you for the opportunity to win these great things to help us teachers!

  64. I have had the Xacto pencil sharpener and it has held up well for several years.

  65. Andrea Techera-Gill says:

    Laminator at my school is always down! I could use one.

  66. That start looks amazing but the binder would be amazing for personalized social narratives.

  67. I love my laminator and I always borrow a cutter. I have never tried a book binder. I make a ton of classroom books with the kids’ creations but they always fall apart in a 3-ring binder. This may be the solution I have always needed!

  68. Christine says:

    In desperate need of a laminator! Lol Thank you for your generous giveaways!

    1. Having an option to bind things would be great in my classroom area for home schooling.

  69. Melissa Lawson says:

    Thanks for the Echo Dot classroom use suggestions. Look forward to trying them.

  70. Jeni Taylor says:

    The paper cutter would be so nice to have! I have a laminator that I’ve had for close to 15 years and I still use it all the time!

  71. I would love to have a laminator at home to help save my materials and protect them

  72. I would love the laminator for homeschooling and preserving flashcards or posters that we use daily.
    Thank you❤

  73. Lori Govert says:

    I love the idea of a laminator to create games, activites and manipulatives for students to use. Items van be wiped down and kept clean. It helps to save paper and kids love to learn by playing the games and activties. I am a school supply junkie like most teachers. I can use anything but the lamintor would be my #1.

  74. Julie Haase says:

    Great top 5’s. I could use a heavy duty stapler. I typically use binder clips.

  75. Tamara Francis says:

    I love them all.

  76. All of these items are awesome, but I’d be most excited to win the book binder. Visual schedules, social stories, and high contrast books are just a few things I’d make!

  77. I work with Special Needs Preschoolers and this will be great with letter recognition.

  78. Christina Reynolds says:

    I agree with all these! That paper cutter was one of the best things I was gifted from my wishlist and the laminator was the first thing I bought for myself as a preschool teacher.

  79. Home Laminator… I would like one of these to use in my class when I have printable worksheets that I use with my children that can be laminated. With one of these of our own in our classroom this way I don’t have to keep borrowing the one they have at the from office.

  80. I would love the paper cutter. Teaching K it seems like everything has to be cut. I would love to not have to run to the office!!!!!!

  81. we love making class books in class and the binder would be a great addition to making our books more durable

  82. Amber Spurlock says:

    I could think of lots of uses for the binding machine. ❤️

  83. Tanya Bloom says:

    You can never have too many laminators.

  84. I would be able to use it at home with my son who I might homeschool in the future

  85. Ermelinda Fitzpatrick says:

    The Heavy duty stapler is a need in our school. Thank you

  86. Taylor Hudson says:

    My kids love any dry erase projects so the laminator would make life so much easier!

  87. Marianna Moustaka says:

    A binding machine would be so useful in my classroom. Thank you very much!

  88. Sara Salazar says:

    The laminator would be most helpful to me as a mom who home schools. Thank you.

  89. I am always printing great resources from the internet, but laminating them would extend their life, and make them reuseable.

  90. Denyse M. says:

    I would love to win the laminator! I do not always have time in the day to go to the Teacher Resource Center. Having this on hand, would be amazing!

    It would save me time & would help me greatly! If I had it on hand, it would save me time & money! I like to laminate, games, nametags, resources! #Hopetowinthis!!!

  91. I would love the laminator. I am a first year preschool teacher who needs her own personal one!

  92. EducationMelanie says:

    Because a binding machine would be soo helpful. Thank you for the chance.

  93. Why would I love to win the binding machine……let me count the ways….. Class books, year end gift books (like a year book) small binders for each kid with stuff inside for them to do when they are done with their “work”, getting myself organized…I am sure I am forgetting something!

  94. I would love to have a laminator to make my life so much easier!

  95. Sarah Lantrip says:

    Wow! No teacher should ever be without a laminator! It is a wonderful tool for being able to use items over and over. IT is also great for preserving student work:)

  96. Jeanne Ramos says:

    I need a heavy duty stapler in my school life. Regular staplers aren’t always up to the job.

  97. Genoveva Varela says:

    I could really use this laminator to conserve posters and signs; and art work for early learning educators I work with!

  98. Wasserman Jaime says:

    It would be nice to have a laminator I could keep in my classroom!!

  99. Karen mathre says:

    These are some perfect must haves.

  100. I love your resources. They are my go tos daily.
    The binding machine would be absolutely wonderful!

  101. Katie Mech says:

    I would love the laminator in order to work at home and spend more time with my family!

  102. A laminator is essential in my child care facility for children’s hands on math and language activities! This would be a great gift. 🙂

  103. Tanisha Ross says:

    I would love to win the laminator so I can print centers for my students that will last longer. I can also laminate parent gifts we create.

  104. Clarissa Aldridge says:

    These definitely are essentials! What a great prize pack!

  105. I would love to have the laminator to be able to do some thicker lamination on items that are handled by the students daily!

  106. laminator is a must! Although the list could go on and on!! LOL packing tape in a standing dispenser is another!! OH!!! and velcro dots!

    I would LOVE to win the paper cutter!!

    Thanks for doing this!

  107. Norma Chalifoux says:

    I would love the laminator for I do a lot of making things.

  108. The binding machine would be wonderful!

  109. I would love to win the binder. I could make so many little notebooks for my kiddos.

  110. I have all of those except the binding machine. Never thought of having one of those but like the idea. Especially when my 4th grader writes and illustrates books.

  111. Shannon Shultie says:

    I would love to have my own laminator and binder at home. They come in handy teaching Kindergarten.

  112. Detalia Thomas says:

    I would love to win the Laminator. With working at a school and always during thing at home it will be helpful to me. I also help at the church.

  113. I would love the paper cutter for my joy school preschool and just to have Anson n my home for all the craft projects that even my older kids enjoy to do!

  114. Deanna Johnson says:

    I would love to win a binder for my littles art work to send home

  115. Debbie Bishop says:

    My home laminator is my favorite, but having a binder at home for all those kindergarten books would be fabulous!

  116. Sara Leonard says:

    I agree these are all much needed items for any teacher! I use my home laminator all the time and have been wanting to purchase a paper cutter for home.

  117. I am a retired kindergarten teacher and am now providing daycare/nursery school for my 2 granddaughters. I have all of the other tools except the laminator. I never realized how much I relied on the my school’s laminator and I would love to have one for the materials I am using at home.

  118. Teena Plona says:

    I would love the laminator. I now have to homeschool my severely Autistic, severely developmentally delayed, nonverbal son. He can no longer attend school because of mask mandates. It would be very beneficial to me and homeschooling him.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      I just want to say that you are an amazing mom for homeschooling him! I’m sure it is not always easy. <3

  119. Robyn Fox says:

    I have all the items except the laminator could really use one

  120. Daniela Oropeza says:

    Would love to win the laminator! I do not own one I have to take everything to the public library.
    -Thank You!!

  121. Lillian K says:

    The laminator would be the most used item for sure!

  122. Would love to win the paper cutter for homeschool and children’s ministry use.

  123. I would love to win any of these handy items! Though I do have my eye on the paper cutter. That thing is so useful!

  124. I love having my laminator at home. I do wish they made a more portable one with rolls though. We also love our Xacto pencil sharpener

  125. Jamie Pignatelli says:

    Paper Cutter. I’ve bought a few that never work

  126. Allia Allen says:

    I have to have my laminator! It’s a must

  127. Lauren Mallett says:

    Would love to win the binder! My most used item currently is my laminator!

  128. I have a mini paper cutter. The regular sized paper cutter would be great!
    Thank you!

  129. Lori Stamp says:

    we have both preschool and school age kiddos in our care and with so many different ages and abilities we are constantly buying supplies for learning and crafting. Just purchasing those supplies leaves no money for me to purchase some of the more expensive items that would help us tremendously preserving and binding projects for them to keep and reuse.
    I thank you so very much for all of your amazing ideas and plans, you have helped us more times than I can count.

  130. My laminator was the most handy tool ever – until it broke! In desperate desire for a new one. They really are a must in every house!

  131. All of the essentials! Love this!

  132. I just started homeschooling one of my great grandsons and a laminator would be a most useful tool. Thank you for this opportunity.

  133. Hannah Beck says:

    I would like to win because I have been wanting a laminator for my classroom.

  134. All of these are great! I’ve found my laminator very useful. I’ve had my eye on a book binding machine since I plan on putting together a lot of books. Thanks for the recommendations!

  135. I teach high needs special education. We go through supplies like crazy. One of my students this year is into taking and pulling anything he can get his hands on into pieces.

  136. Sherry S. says:

    This is great! I would love both the laminator and binding machine. I waste so much ink and paper reprinting.
    The binding machine is great for making student books and for organizing my materials.
    It was tough to make a choice!

    Thank you and happy holidays!

  137. We loved having a paper cutter when our sons were growing up. It was more useful that I would have imagined. Now that we are caring for our granddaughter, we would love to get another.

  138. Mik'Ael Kurtz says:

    I would love to have my own binding machine. We only have one for our whole district and it is in high demand!

  139. A binding machine would make my life so much easier!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  140. Jennifer Fawcett says:

    You are awesome for doing this giveaway. Teachers are always in need of supplies and it is nice to not have to spend our own money.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      I wish teachers didn’t have to spend their own money. I’ve been there! I wish I could give all the teachers a huge gift card!

  141. Verna Lynn says:

    I would love to win one of these – would make my life easier in the classroom.

  142. Tammy Stephenson says:

    I would love to win a laminator. I teach pre k so we are always practicing name traces, alphabet letters, numbers using dry erase laminat. It wouild save me a lot of time if I could use a laminator for the many routine activities we do.

  143. Cheri Tate says:

    I would love to win the binding machine as we are always making letter and number books. We even take our photos and make an end of the year photo album for teachers and students in our class. We usually have to staple them so I would love to bind them together to make them last longer. All your gifts are amazing and would be used for many years to come. It is people like you who make us feel appreciated and loved. THANK YOU!

  144. I love laminating things! Makes it so easy to clean and reuse curriculum.

  145. Crystal Sharp says:

    Our laminator broke this past fall! I saw your recommendation for the Scotch one but ended up getting a different brand and now of course I regret it lol. I put the pencil sharpener-this exact one on our Christmas list a couple years ago and it has been the best!! Definitely going with your recommendations from now on!

  146. Cristina Cummings says:

    I would love to win the laminator, as I am a school-based occupational therapist, who works in Early Intervention (SDC preschool), an elementary school, and an SDC life skills high school class. I laminate things such as activities, signs, and communication methods all the time.

  147. Sara Sykes says:

    I would love to win the binding machine to make class books.

  148. I really like the laminator idea to use for dry erase for letter and number tracing

  149. Hello, I have everything but the binder. These are right on the money to have for teaching. I used them in my classroom and now while I am homeschooling due to the pandemic.

  150. Inderjit Kaur says:

    I would love to win these.

  151. Peggy Cooper says:

    I would so love to receive the binder. I make class books that the students author and illustrate, and the hole punch and brads or the hole punch and ribbons will only hold for so long in a class of young children.

  152. Barb Schroeder says:

    I would love the heavy duty stapler.

  153. Cherylann Boutilier says:

    I would love to win any one of these gifts but my first choice would be the laminator as we all know that perserving our work for the next year of
    students are extremely important as our time spent as educators is precious.

  154. helen dennis says:

    Your classroom must-haves are mine! i love my scotch laminator and my binding machine and i have a few extra of the pencil sharpeners (because kindergarteners love to sharpen crayons).The stapler would be awesome because i often do work at home and staple large packets

  155. I thought about getting a home laminator for years! It’s actually surprising how many times it comes up that it would be helpful to laminate some things for the kids or myself.

  156. The binder would be a Godsend as we homeschool and my boys love to make their own books! We also have a lot of Gather ‘Round curriculum we’ve printed but the pages keep falling out of the binders! We have enjoyed adding your content to our busy days as we only found you recently! Thank you for all the free shares 🙂

  157. I work with special needs students and spend a lot of my money. A great purchase was a heavy duty three hole punch as I can have the student use their shoulder girdle and press it! That’s where writing starts. I would love the laminator in order be able to use page over and over. Dry erase CRAYONS are the best- but I have to buy those too!

  158. Malessa Wing says:

    I would love to win a binder. I love using them to make social stories for children. I even book bind books they make about their own feelings

  159. Ali nortier says:

    I teach preschool in Arkansas. Any of these materials would be so beneficial to help me!

  160. This would be an awesome addition to my supplies wish list! Thank you for sharing!

  161. Cynthia Briggs says:

    I would love the heavy duty stapler to help put together books for my kindergarten students.

  162. Kathy Emmons says:

    I teach Special Needs Students and any one of these great items would be a game changer in my classroom!! I would love to win one of these prizes!!

  163. Wendy Person says:

    I have a laminator that I use ALL the time. I would love to have my own paper cutter though. Thanks

  164. Rachel Gill says:

    I’m a long term sub in a small lutheran elementary and I am enjoying this new challenging job with my 1st and 2nd graders. Everyday is a learning experience.
    The laminator would come in handy to make reusable worksheets

  165. Cheyenne Smith says:

    I need the binder. That would help so much! I have the rest 🙂

  166. Bonnie McGraw says:

    Thank you for the great ideas!

  167. These are all excellent teaching items that make teaching a little easier. I would love the laminator!

  168. I would love a paper cutter! It would help me prepare stations!

  169. Theresa Lehmann says:

    The heavy duty pencil sharpeners come in handy in the speech therapy room when students have dull pencils or press too hard and break the tip off their pencils.

  170. Corrie Filstrup says:

    I agree! All of these supplies are fabulous things to have in the classroom. So many times others staff “borrow” my supplies and don’t return things so I’m buying them for the 3rd or 4th time. The only thing I’ve never had and would love is the book binder. This is so handy for just about everything! Thank you for the opportunity

  171. Tricia Conner says:

    I live my Xacto pencil sharpener! I would love to have a binding machine.

  172. Mariah Samek says:

    I would love to win one of these teaching supplies!!

  173. Shiloh Olson says:

    My laminator has put on some miles and is pretty tired.😜

  174. Becky Roling says:

    Those are all awesome products! Would love to win one!

  175. Would love to have a binder machine to create sight word booklets for my emerging readings to take home.

  176. As fast as my kiddos go through pencils-I would LOVE to have a nicer pencil sharpener.

  177. I was just looking at binding machines for my school! This I would be so fun to win!

  178. I love the power stapler!! Staplers these days just aren’t made sturdy enough!

  179. I would love to win a paper cutter so that I am able to work on my things easier at home and even in my room instead of having to go down to the copy room where the paper cutter is to work on things.

  180. Jessica Shain says:

    I would love to have another laminator!

  181. Sherry Ploppert says:

    I absolutely love my laminator and would love to have a binding machine so I can create even more for the children I work with. It would be a life changer. Thanks so much for doing this, it’s awesome.

  182. mary harmon says:

    Thank you so much. These are great items.

  183. I use my laminator so much I am worried it isn’t going to last much longer! A must when working with preschoolers.

  184. Jennifer Maynard says:

    First time homeschooling momma here! I feel so accomplished some days but others are so hard. It would really help if I had the right equipment for making my son’s classroom feel like more of a real school experience. Thank you for the chance to win!

  185. I use clear contact paper to substitute for a laminater. … but i’d love the opportunity to try a real one! But actually there isn’t a thing in your list of 5 that I wouldn’t love to try. I don’t have any of them!

  186. I am just starting out as a teacher and would love any of these! I subscribe to quite a few different blogs for help and I am so grateful for them! I am always looking for ideas and ways to improve so thank your for what you do!

  187. These are all must have supplies! I have a home laminator too, but all the other supplies you have listed I am thankful that my school has. I have wondered what I’ll do if I transfer and my new school doesn’t have a binding machine. I’ve used it so much since I switched to kindergarten!

  188. I don’t have a paper cutter and it would be super helpful to have one in my classroom so I don’t have to run all the way from one end of the school to the other to cut paper! It would help my hands from having to cut lots of paper at the same time…my fingers would love a break too!

  189. Lisa Waddle says:

    That stapler would be heaven sent! I have yet to be able to find one that can handle stapling together books and packets!

  190. I need this stapler in my life!

  191. I would love a binding machine! It would be nice to be able to bind at home. I already have a laminator, pencil sharpener and paper cutter, the binding machine would be perfect for many different things!

  192. I agree that having these items are essential! Luckily my campus has a binding machine on campus!

  193. Ka'Lon Montgomery says:

    I’d love the cutter. Cutting out printables for my children’s learning can get a bit, “ugh.” It takes me so long to finish cutting anything, because I have to cut it out, laminate it, and cut it again.

  194. Rachel Boni says:

    This is such a great opportunity! Thank you! I would LOVE to have a binding machine in my room! Merry Christmas!

  195. Dottie Smith says:

    I love that you are doing this give away! I work in a public school as a para. I’m not like your normal classroom para. I do therapy with children with autism, down syndrome and other abilities. The district I work for does not give me a budget (because paras don’t get budgets) therefore I purchase pretty much everything I need to work with my kiddos. I print and laminate ALOT! I mostly go for the “free” printables. So because of wonderful people like yourself, I at least safe some money there. So thank you for all you do and post!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Aww and thank YOU for all that you do with students!

  196. Shawn McCrea says:

    I have a small preschool. I try to provide new and interesting things for the kids to do every day. When I have the opportunity to aquire new items I jump at the chance. Anything that I can get to help teach the children is a Godsend. A laminater for the classroom would be such a helpful and useful addition.

  197. I agree with all these recommendations. I would also add a link to laminating sheets from Amazon. I get a bigger bang for my buck by purchasing non name brand 5mm sheets (more sturdy and durable).

    If I could add anything to your list it would be adhesive velcro/magnets. With many of my laminated tasks, I add velcro or magnets for different activities and kids love it!! Thank you for putting this list together. I never would have thought about a binding machine though but you make good points. Happy Holidays!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Great ideas! Magnets and velcro dots are very handy!! And yes, I should put a link to the laminating sheets. I like to buy the 100-pack on Amazon. Thanks for the idea to get the non-name brand 5mm sheets!

  198. Constantina Ataliotou says:

    Wow! What a great and helpful post!!
    Well the school I work at, in Italy, does not offer any of the above apart from the Binding machine. If I were to win, I’d love any of the others really!!
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!
    All the best,

    P.S. I love your materials and thanks for sharing!

  199. I used my paper cutter all the time but it has broken from use.
    I Never used a a binder before.

  200. Hello! I would like to win the pencil sharpener because ours went out recently. It’s been a chore keeping the pencils sharpened around here for school. Ha!
    Thank you for the opportunity to try to win!

  201. These are definitely my top 5!

  202. I’ve been thinking of homeschooling my boys next year. This info really helps! Thank you!

  203. Kaela Westman says:

    These are all so important to printable success! I think the laminator would be my choice! Thank you

  204. Chantel Shannon says:

    I started kinder this year with our oldest and would love to have the binding machine for being able to make books, and fun projects with my kids. This is a great idea to have this tool for homeschooling. Thanks for the idea!

  205. Oh my goodness – there is nothing like a good pencil sharpener. I have a laminator, binder, and paper cutter. A pencil sharpener would save my poor palms.

  206. Rebecca Poole says:

    I would love to win because I feel like I pour so much into my students, and this year has been especially hard. (I teach self-contained special ed and have never had so many students!!)

  207. I’m a veteran teacher and have a laminator, binder and pencil sharpener. I’m telling you though, that paper cutter is calling my name! I usually wait until most of the staff are gone, go into the copy room, borrow the paper cutter and return it in the early morning before the staff arrives. LOL

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Haha that’s a good idea! Sounds like your own would be very handy!

  208. As a spec ed teacher the laminator would definitely get the most use! But any of these supplies would be useful in our classroom, there never seems to be enough funding for the materials we need!

  209. Carmen Irons says:

    As a special education teacher, I am always creating visual materials for my students. A laminator will be amazing!

  210. Becky Taylor says:

    I use my laminator on almost a daily basis. I’m actually on my third one because I keep burning them out. I will have to try this one and see if it holds up better.

  211. Kendra Morris says:

    I would love the paper cutter or the stapler. Thanks for hosting these giveaways!

  212. Kelsey Denton says:

    Thank you so much for these great resources. It is great as a first time Kindergarten teacher at a private school to know what works best in the classroom. I would love to win anyone of these items but my heart is set on the binding machine. My Kindergarteners work so hard on projects and writing it would be a great way to be able to showcase all their work they have done. Not to mention all the ways I can use it for resources in the classroom.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Yes!! That’s why I love the binding machine.

  213. Jill L Tepe says:

    All of these would be amazing! Love your ideas and website!

  214. Love to win a prize because who doesn’t love to win teacher gifts! We can all use a little help financially I’m sure. So busy providing for others, sometimes we use hand me downs & OLD things to get by:)

  215. Every year we love making books in K4, the binder would make my job so much better! Thanks for doing this!

  216. I recently learned of binding machines and would absolutely love one.

  217. Hi! I enter this amazing giveaway because of how much I use and constantly have to replace this particular item. Due to my whole house taking turns with Covid, it has taken a hit on our financials and my laminator is on it’s last leg. It would be a huge blessing to win it. Thank you for your generosity and your heart to give.

  218. I teach in a early childhood program that works with very low income families. I spend my own money on items the kids need and never what I need. This would be a blessing.

  219. I would love to win the binding machine. There are so many great resources that I end up clipping together. The binding machine would significantly improve my classroom organization.

  220. Tamekia Allcock says:

    Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas. I agree with your must haves. The binding machine would be an added bonus to the classroom!

  221. Rebecca Gierisch says:

    I would love a binding machine.

  222. What a great giveaway! My oldest is always wanting to make books. We usually use packing tape to seal the book, so this would be much more legit 🤩

  223. LaRayne McGahan says:

    I love the idea of having my own personal laminator! I am a school occupational therapist and it would be SOO much easier and less waste of laminating material too!

  224. Jennifer McDonald says:

    This is great, I am missing one of these items and it can be frustrating. A good pencil sharpener, I have bought so many, and have yet to find the right one.

  225. Theresa Cope says:

    I would LOVE a binding machine. So many uses both at school and at home.

  226. I would love to win any of these prizes, but my top pick would be a binding machine! This would be perfect for my son’s speech therapy papers and social stories!

  227. Cindy Brakke says:

    I would love to have the paper cutter. Not having to run to the workroom and leave my class would be wonderful!!

  228. Erika Del Re says:

    A lamiator would solve so many problems ours at school is always breaking

  229. Heather Medina says:

    I have always wanted to have my own laminator! Would be such a time saver.

  230. Tsagan Parker says:

    I’d love to win because a laminator would help me out so much! I have so many printables for the kiddos activities and lessons. A laminator would be really a blessing! Thanks! Happy Holidays!!

  231. Nicole Kutsmeda says:

    I would absolutely LOVE a binding machine. We make Kid Journals in Kindergarten and the staples do not hold them together for a month at a time. I have been looking for a good binding machine for quite some time.
    Thank you!!

  232. Carmen Mitchell says:

    This is amazing! I would agree with all of these. The only one I don’t have is a binder. It would be awesome to win this because I could organize ALL the things and make my own folders!

  233. Kathleen Beach says:

    Being able to laminate without getting the key and being able to do small things without wasting so much extra film would be amazing.

  234. Valentina Bolger says:

    I have 3 out of the 5 you have listed. I teach Kindergarten and have purchased 4 laminators in the past 8 years. I always have 1 at home and 1 at school. Having an extra laminator is so helpful. You are so generous!

  235. I would love the paper cutter!

  236. Cindy Payne says:

    I think the number one supply is definitely a laminator. So, of course, I have one. My school has one binding machine and it’s in a preschool classroom, so hard to get to. I would love to have my own.

  237. Julie Connelly says:

    I have been wanting a binding machine, so it would be awesome to win one!!!!!! One less purchase crossed off my wishlist 🙂

  238. Martha Stamper says:

    I have the pencil sharpener and love it! I could use any of the other items! thanks for this great give away!

  239. This would be amazing to help me organize and stay ahead!!

  240. Tammy Zenner says:

    Always wanted a binding machine! Oh, the fun I would have! 😉

  241. After many years of teaching, buying a personal laminator was the BEST! I would love to add a binder to my desk at home to complete my office!

  242. Carolyn Lee says:

    OH MY GOSH! That paper cutter reminds me of elementary school! I would choose that or the Binging Machine! Both would be amazing!

  243. I agree with your assessment of these items and would love to have either the pencil sharpener or the paper cutter. I’m blessed that I’ve been given a Scotch laminator (and love it) and a binding machine.

  244. Lydia Neiswander says:

    I have a laminator that I use a lot and have access to a paper cutter at work. So I would be interested in the paper binder.

  245. I would like to win because I have been considering getting a binding machine for a while.

  246. Teresa Lass says:

    I already have a laminator & a book binder, so the paper cutter would be my choice. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    1. All those tools are great to have, but I would like to have a laminator or the paper cutter. Thanks for hosting the give away.

  247. Samantha Mueller says:

    The laminater or binder are probably my top items off this list

  248. Rachel B. says:

    All of these things would make homeschooling much easier!

  249. Priscilla Wagner says:

    I totally agree with your picks and really need a laminator!

  250. As a first year kindergarten teacher, there are
    several of these items that would be helpful in my classroom. Thanks for doing these giveaways!

  251. I just asked for a personal laminator for Christmas! Don’t know how I have gone so long without one! Wish I had heard about them earlier.

  252. I had all of those supplies in the work room at the school where I taught. I’m now homeschooling my grandson and I sure do miss the paper cutter. I enjoy your blog very much!

  253. Stephanie says:

    The only thing from your favourite five that I don’t have is a binder. I’ve printed off so many booklets and have had to go to Staples to get things bound, this would be a great help on my bank account! Lol

  254. Heather Rubin says:

    Having a laminator at home would be great! I could laminate after the kids go to bed instead of dragging them with me to Lakeshore Learning to use the laminator there.

  255. I would love to win because I spend a lot of time working on the weekends or in the evenings at home.

  256. Teresa Jordan says:

    I have a laminator and I use it all the time, love it. I’m lucky enough to have a paper cutter in my room. I think the binding machine would be great to have to send home keepsakes at the end of the year.

  257. Cassondra Hill says:

    A laminator is by far the best tool for any classroom!

  258. Great choices. I would love a binding machine, although I am afraid to use one. If I win, I promise to learn how to use it lol.

  259. I’d like the laminator to make my resources and activities last longer.

  260. Great picks! I love my laminator 🙂 if I had to pick one for the giveaway, I’d pick the binding machines. It seems very useful.

  261. Not having to look for our school’s laminator would save me so much time!

  262. Elizabeth says:

    I agree with your picks! The only thing I do not own is a laminator, so that would be amazing to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  263. Laura Locklear says:

    As a Special Ed teacher we are always making materials for the class. These items would be sp helpful!

  264. Thanks for sharing with those of us who homeschool!

  265. What a great list of essentials! If I had to choose one for my personal/ classroom use, it would be the laminator!

  266. I have to agree that these are essentials. I already have almost all of them.

  267. Kimberly Michelle Miller says:

    binding machine

  268. Tena Roher says:

    Thank you for all you do and offer, it is so helpful! As a kinder teacher I am always in need of extra help like a personal laminator to make life a smidge easier. Thanks!

  269. Darlene Pinkos says:

    You are SOOO right about all that we teachers put into our classrooms and not a one of us would say we chose this passion for the money. We do it for the love of learning, the love of our students, and our hope for the future. I have many of the items you listed (and so many more) but our school binding machine was disgarded for being too “out of date”. Apparently, I was the only one using it. I would choose to have my own so that I can continue to to make books for my students and memories for future classes. Thank you.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Yes!! Definitely agree with you!!!

  270. Amanda Foster says:

    That laminator and paper cutter are on my Christmas Wish List. I just got hired at a school and need to make so many new materials, so this has me drooling!! lol

  271. I agree that all of these supplies are must haves for teachers. It would be fantastic to win the laminator to have the option of laminating at home. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  272. Dianne Dobbs says:

    I’d like to win the binding machine because I could use it for so many different things and I don’t have one!

  273. Dianne Dobbs says:

    Great giveaway! I’d love the binding machine.

  274. Kay Parker says:

    I would choose the laminator, it would be so handy to have for the games and lessons I teach my 3&4 year old class.

  275. Cristine Packard says:

    Its so hard to just chose one but the laminator would be my pick. We have one at school and everyone needs it the time you need it.

  276. My laminator just broke from being used so much! I don’t know how I am going to live without it:(

  277. Carly Bade says:

    A binding machine has been on my wish list for awhile now?

  278. There are so many homeschool projects that i find myself saying “i wish i had a laminator”. This would be amazing~

  279. Catherine says:

    I would love to have a binding machine to put together all my kiddos creations.

  280. Sarah Myers says:

    These items would be GREAT to have at home!! I take so much of my work home each night, so these would be very helpful! 🙂

  281. Debbie McAllister says:

    I love our schools book binder but I couldn’t be without my own laminator!

  282. Samantha Gilbert says:

    It is so awesome that you are helping others during this giving season! I start teaching next year and am so excited! I have a personal laminator and a paper cutter on my list of must have items. They seem like a smart investment for all the fun times in the classroom. Stay sweet!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words!! It’s so fun doing these giveaways! I hope you have the best first year of teaching next year!

  283. Lauren Smith says:

    I have an old laminator and I used it so much that it shut down on me so I would LOVE a new one to switch it out!! Such a life saver. The stapler would be huge for all the books I have to bind together and all the hats we make in Kindergarten! 🙂

    I love following you and can’t wait for all the other day of Christmas giveaways!

  284. I would love to add a laminator to my supplies cabinet!

  285. Shelly Murphy says:

    Thank you so much for doing these giveaways. It is so generous and thoughtful! I love your blog posts and all of your helpful ideas!

  286. I use my paper cutter and stapler all the time. With how often our laminator at school is “out of order,” I have been considering a laminator for at home.

  287. Would love to have a binding machine! I have all the other things mentioned!


  288. Meredith Benthall says:

    I love making booklets for the kids the the binding machine. They think they are so fancy.

  289. Caroline G says:

    A laminator is a must have for any lower school teacher! I also always have a hot glue gun within reach! ☺️

  290. I agree with you….laminator, paper cutter, and a good Swingline stapler!!!

  291. Hmmm, I would probably go for the paper cutter or the laminating machine! Thank you!

  292. cjones504 says:

    As a first year teacher, that cutting machine would be great in my classroom. I am constantly going down the hall or borrowing one from a fellow teacher because I have so much to cut out.


  293. Robin Rickman says:

    I would love the paper cutter!!! Thanks for doing these giveaways!

  294. Cynthia Hartman says:

    A laminator is an item I have often talked myself out of due to expense, but I think it sure would be great to have my own mostly for the convenience it would provide.

  295. I really need a stzpler mine is akway getting jammed

  296. Alicia M. says:

    I love this Scotch laminator as well! I had to replace an original one and it lasted so long I got another Scotch laminator. I currently use a small paper cutter I used for scrapbooking but you can only cut 2 pieces of paper at a time. This paper cutter would work so much better for mass quantities.

  297. Melissa Lawson says:

    I would choose the paper cutter. I have an antique that weighs as much as one of my kids! Fingers crossed that I am chosen! Thanks!

  298. Ashley Davidson says:

    I love my laminator as well. It would be awesome to have a nice paper cutter!

  299. Vicky Rowland says:

    I love all the supplies listed but would LOVE a heavy duty stapler!! I am amazed at how many pages I print for my life skills students to practice writing, cutting, etc that then need to be stapled before sending them home! thank you for this opportunity!!

  300. Fun giveaway!

    I like a good sharp pencial and the manual ones are hard to use.

  301. Colleen Smurawa says:

    I have a laminator which gets used often and I hold my breath each and every time I use it. If I were to make a choice though I would go with the binding. I put together so much for my students and it isn’t always convenient to bind at school especially when I am not there full-time. I spend many hours on days off putting together activities for my students to do at home. This is a great idea and a huge shout out for making this happen for so many of us.

  302. Sue Hinman says:

    I would love the binder, as it would be great to make my own journals and publish class written stories.

  303. I just wanted to say thank you for always coming through with so many amazing tips/tricks and helpful materials that make all our teacher lives just a bit easier! I opted for the binding machine, thank you!

  304. Kathy Nichols says:

    You are so right about having a good pencil sharpener and stapler! I have never had a home laminator. That would be great!

  305. I would love the binding machine. I always make class books with my students and it would be nice to be able to bind them.

  306. The laminator or the binder would be great to have. 😊

  307. Norma Chalifoux says:

    I would love the paper cutter for I like doing a lot of crafts and this would help me a lot. I could use all the things you have posted but my 1st choice would be the paper cutter.

  308. Brenda Niles says:

    The laminator would really help me in my classroom. I have a few of the others tools but spend a lot of time and money going to get things laminated that I use with my students.

  309. I think I would choose the laminator! I will say though, tough choice!

  310. Gisele Accardo says:

    Ive been making end of year books for years ,in various ways. Ive never used a binding machine and think it might solve multiple problems. It would be a great thing to have!

  311. Danielle Sanders says:

    I’d love to win the binding machine! I always need things bound and it would make my life so much easier!

  312. Amy Goldsberry says:

    I would love the laminator or the paper cutter. My paper cutter is small and it would be great to have a backup laminator!

  313. These really are all indispensable!

    I use my laminator all the time!

    I’d love the stapler, though.

  314. Calisa DeOliveira says:

    I’ve never heard of/considered a binding machine! I’d love to use one to try the suggestions you gave 😊

  315. Katherine O'Brien says:

    The laminator would be awesome for all the kid art work!

  316. I think all of those are a must. I also have an easy stapler as an essential item. I always have to get a warranty on them because they always malfunction. I’d love the heavy-duty stapler you use though.

  317. Julie T Glenn-Seely says:

    Great choices all! It would be fabulous to use the heavy duty stapler!

  318. Rene T Latner says:

    These are all great items. I would love the electric pencil sharpener. I had one in my classroom but don’t have one at home! Thanks for all of your freebies!

  319. Sue Chinn says:

    I would love the laminator or any of them really! I teach preschool and we laminate things ALL OF THE TIME!

  320. Tanya Guidry says:

    I would love a laminator. I never have time to get to the Media Center (30 miles away) to get my stuff laminated.

  321. Yes to all the things! But seriously would love the binding machine!

  322. Beth Kramp says:

    I would love all of them, but i chose the laminator because I just changed jobs and my new school does not have a working laminator. So having my own would be a huge benefit!

  323. Tiffany Donner says:

    The laminator would be amazing and I’d have fun and feel relaxed doing my extra work at home!

  324. Kristine Hinton says:

    I could not survive without my laminator and my Cricut. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions. They are very valuable.

  325. All of these are really a ‘must’ for anyone doing any teaching, whether at home or in a school/center situation. I have a very old paper cutter, and could really use a new one so that would be the item I would like to win.

  326. Tiffany Wright says:

    I would love the paper cutter because the cutting never ends in kindergarten!

  327. Lauren Kiefer says:

    Thank you so much for doing the giveaways! The laminator would really be helpful in our homeschooling!

  328. I would love to have the biding machine. I loved using this machine when I taught preschool, and this would be a great addition to our learning at home

  329. These are all great picks. My home laminator gets a LOT of use. I use the paper cutter at work a lot too and would love to have one for home use. I had never considered a binding machine but could definitely make use of one of those. And I appreciate the recommendation for a good quality, robust stapler. I have destroyed so many staplers over the use because of what I put them through.

  330. I love your giveaways! Thank you so much!!!

    I always wanted to own a laminator. I had one at work and used it a lot – now as a stay at home mom I really miss it. On second thought, I realize that we are moving to Europe within the next two years and I think a paper cutter might be the better option, since it doesn’t need any electricity… I like to have straight cuts and my scissor skills are not very professional ;-D

  331. Angel Park says:

    I would love to have a binding machine! We lived to write our own stories and make picture books! Also it’s great for other things too (play scripts, printed curriculum, etc.)

  332. I would love the laminator. The school I am at doesn’t have one, (Or, at least not that I’m aware of!) and I think laminating is a great way to reuse things and save resources. (Plus I have one of those fancy colorful organization things that all teachers seem to have, so I need things to fill it with!) I think it would be a great boon to have.

  333. This is such a sweet giveaway! I would honestly love any of those items, but especially the laminator! It would be nice to have one handy in my classroom or at home!

  334. I use all of those tools daily! My laminating is slowly losing it’s power though so I would have to say a laminator right now.

  335. I would love a binding machine. Thank you for the giveway.

  336. Tanja Fussell says:

    I am really eyeballing that paper cutter! Thanks for sharing your ideas and products!!

  337. Violet Blake says:

    Would love the paper cutter , we do a lot of cutting for students

  338. As my kids have gotten older, we’ve needed more and more things bound. This would save us some trips to the office supply store!

  339. The binding machine would be great for calming and coping activities to keep them in one place!

  340. Carrie Sheppard says:

    I own the laminator, pencil sharpener, & paper cutter. I would never be able to figure out the binding machine. The stapler looks super fancy, so I would choose that.

  341. Sue Hiser says:

    Thank you so much for your generosity! This would make my life so much easier!!!

  342. Trisha Cooper says:

    I would all of them, but I really need a good stapler! Thanks!

  343. Trisha Cooper says:

    I would love all of them, but right now I could use a new stapler. Thank you!

  344. My pencil sharpeners keep breaking! I need a good one.

  345. I would definitely choose the laminator. Our laminator at school always seems to be broken or out of film when I need to use it to make new activities.

  346. Joscelin Steiner says:

    Would love to have a laminator at home!

  347. That stapler looks amazing! I keep picking up used ones at yard sales!

  348. Patti Taylor-Mason says:

    Definitely a laminator! I laminate materials and use them for years. I would love to have my own so that when the school laminator is not working, I can still laminate and be ready!

  349. Jennifer Ferguson says:

    I would love to win the paper cutter. I had never considered having one in my classroom, but it would be such a time saver!

  350. Stephanie Karijanto says:

    The binding machine is a great idea! Never thought of it before. It will make things easier to organize the homeschooling materials.

  351. The laminator, definitely! I am known as the laminating queen at my small preschool. It is my happy place! We wee without a laminator for a while when our old machine broke, & it really got me thinking that maybe I should have my own at home.

  352. Kara Thomas says:

    I am a first year kindergarten teacher. I was hired three days before teachers were to report for duty. I started with nothing. Fortunately co-workers gave me some basic materials to help me get ready for day one. I would love to add a binder to my room.

  353. All of those supplies are definitely essential teaching supplies. My pencil sharpener just broke, so I need a new one! I would love to win this one!

  354. Have always wanted to try one of these binding machines!!!! Have heard so many great things. I teacher preschool 🥰

  355. This is so awesome that you are doing this! Thank you!

  356. The binding machine would be wonderful! I can think of so many things I could do with it.

  357. Karen Riel says:

    I am torn between the mega stapler and the pencil sharpener. I have access to the other tools but would love either of these. Thank you for the giveaway chance!

  358. I love giveaways! My daughter (who is also a teacher) “stole” my paper cutter and I would love to win a replacement! It had so many uses.

  359. Would love the laminator! My daughter is 4 and I’m planning to homeschool her.

  360. michelle Grant says:

    I would love to win that swingline stapler for my at home school corner.

  361. Would love to win the pencil sharpener for my classroom!! Thank you for having a giveaway!!

  362. SChristensen says:

    Though I can definitely see the advantage to all of these I would most like to get a laminator as I am constantly finding myself wanting to laminate so that I can reuse the materials and so that they wont be destroyed the first time that my preschoolers use them.

  363. I would like to win the paper cutter. Many of the things I print out to use with my developmentally delayed preschoolers need to be cut apart and the paper cutter would definitely give my old, tired hands a break from using scissors, not to mention the time saved cutting things out.

  364. Thanks for the giveaway! These would all be wonderful! 💕💕

  365. Megan Ellickson says:

    I would either love the pencil sharpener or the binding machine. I have been working on making a lot of social stories and task books for my special ed kids and I never have a sharpener. lol

  366. Sarah Champeau says:

    I’d love the binding machine to put together books and materials for my teaching and books created by my students!

  367. I would love to have the laminator. I agree a home laminator is a must have for teachers, especially kinder teachers. I need this to hold up from the multiple hands handling & playing with all the games/activities I make from the great ideas I get from you!

  368. Eva Griffin says:

    This is a fantastic giveaway! I would choose the paper cutter. I use a lot of task cards, login cards, etc. so having one in my room would come in VERY handy. It would save me a great deal of time that I spend in the teacher’s lounge. 🙂

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    Happy holidays!

  369. I would LOVE a binding machine!! I am preparing to teach preschool this next year (after a long break 😉 and have lots of plans to make lots of books, calendars, etc!! 🙂

  370. Brittany M Bratt says:

    I agree with all of these! I have been using my laminator since 2018 and absolutely love it!! By far my favorite! I would love to have the binding machine to make better books for my daughter!

  371. Tali Elhadad says:

    So nice of you to offer this wonderful giveaway.
    Thank you 😊

  372. Michele DeFreese says:


  373. Sheri Yonts says:

    Thank you for all your fabulous ideas! It takes a village…. 🙂
    I would LOVE a binding machine to make our special projects into books. Thank you bunches!!

  374. Would love to win… this is my fust year homeschooling and its not easy when you don’t have all the tools to be abe to make resources for our kids.

  375. I would love my own paper cutter! I use the one in the copy room all the time and could really use one of my own when making math games.

  376. I agree that a great pencil sharpener is a must! These are great suggestions!

  377. Stephanee Seay says:

    I would love the binding machine.

  378. I am forever breaking a stapler! A heavy duty one would be nice!

  379. Cami Huhn says:

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! The laminator is hands down, my most used teacher tool of the ones you have listed!I Having a paper cutter in my classroom would be amazing!!

  380. I love to use manipulatives. Engaging kids with fun materials always makes learning fun!

  381. My 5 year old son loves to come up with his own pictures and stories to create his own books. I’d love to surprise him with the binding machine so he can make more “professional” looking books and support his creativity.

    Thank you for being so kind with sharing your work so other mamas out there can get a lending hand! Happy Holidays! 🙂

  382. Carolyn Garbinsky says:

    Thank you for your generosity! I would love to win any of these items!

  383. My daughter loves making her own books! The binder would be awesome!

  384. Thank you for this giveaway! I would love to win the paper cutter! It would come in so handy in our homeschool!

  385. I would love the laminator but they are all great choices!

  386. stephanie boyd says:

    I love all the learning pages, cute crafts, and nifty ideas you share with everyone. My 2 yr old AKA YOUR #1FAN loves it just as much as I do. We start our day with one of the crafts from your page and move on to learning a little later. We have so much fun everyday with your page. Thank you so much for all the joy you have brought into my home❤️ keep up your hard work and dedication because mamas like me definitely appropriate all you are doing..

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Aww that makes me so happy to hear!! Thank you for taking the time to send such a sweet, encouraging message!! And tell your 2-year-old hello from me! 🙂

  387. A binding machine would be great because I have all the others and use them all the time! My kids would love to create their own books!

  388. Becky Dragt says:

    I’d sure love to have the paper cutter with all of cutting for preschool!

  389. Sarah Gray says:

    Thanks for the ideas

  390. Monica Donley says:

    All of these items are a necessity in a classroom! Thank you for having this giveaway!

  391. The laminator would definitely help make our materials durable and long-lasting so I could use them over again as the younger ones grow.

  392. Laura Zachar says:

    I have most of these items, but would love to have the binding machine to be able to make more social story books for my special education students.

  393. Seleen Brewer says:

    I would use the laminator on a daily basis for my special needs class!
    Thank you.

  394. I have been dreaming about buying a binding machine! I was wondering If it would be over the top to own one, but now I feel validated! Thanks for your blog.

  395. I use my laminator all the time!

  396. How generous of you! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

  397. I love all your advice and recommendations!

  398. I’d love to win so I can use the materials for my preschool classroom!

  399. My child is working on writing. We would love the pencil sharpener!

  400. I am a former teacher now stay at home mom. I am the room parent for my son’s class and am making things all the time. I second all of the suggestions here!

  401. Angela Zeck says:

    These are all must have for sure!
    I’ve had a binding machine on my list of “I need it” for ever.

  402. julie staines says:

    Thanks for all your generous giving now & through the year. Would love to win to brighten my holidays!

  403. Kristine T says:

    Super agree on all of these materials! Why did I even wait for a year to even source for my child? Hoping to win the laminator! Woot woot!

  404. Laurie Avila says:

    I Would love the binding machine for our nature journals, work books, printed curriculums. Thank you for the opportunity!

  405. These five items are great. Don’t forget Sharpies and Post-It Notes! Can’t live without them.

  406. Bridget Brown says:

    The binder would come in very handy for all of our print outs and curriculum. Three ring binders can only get me so far!

  407. Christina Gamboa says:

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  408. I would love to win any of these really- I share an office and we make many things for our families to leave with them in their homes. Laminating all the time so the materials last, binding books is a must for the children and free books for families is the best, especially when tailored to their child. Stapler for the zillions of papers we need to print and provide families. Pencil sharpener because we write a lot of visit notes. We have a few of the items in our office, but we could really use the paper cutter it is one piece of equipment I could share and all would appreciate.

  409. Darlene Brown says:

    I would love the laminator so my station activities would stay durable. This is great.

  410. Javon Fisher says:

    This Top 5 List is a big hit. These items will be a big hit for my classroom. I teach a Self-Contained Class of 12 and I most definitely need supplies. But my most favorite is the Binding Machine. This machine will help me be able to create workbooks and keep worksheets in one place. It will also help me create at student books for when I need them to follow me as I read. Lastly, It can aid me in the process of individualizing their their lessons so they can work on the goals.

  411. Chalsie North says:

    Awesome! The stapler and lamintor are very helpful.

  412. I am a homeschooling Grandma and the binding machine is one of the few tools I would love but have been unable to justify the expense when I could use the money for more practical/common things.

  413. Wendy Jacobson says:

    A good pencil sharpener can be invaluable for both homeschooling and teaching. A mediocre one can eat more of the pencil than sharpen it.

  414. Lori Govert says:

    I manage a Title 1 Room and a laminator is a must have for all of the fantastic games and activities that you can find for purchase or for free. The laminator makes the games and activities last and allows for many students to be engaged and enjoy learning! Thank you!

  415. Cassie Ratigan says:

    I would love a binding machine. I teach special education and my students are learning to read and use adapted books daily. This would make life sooooo much easier!!

  416. I would really like the laminator to help me make nice worksheets and activities. Thanks!

  417. Things are always needed in teaching. The binder would be very useful for making small books for our students.
    Thanks for sharing all of your posts.

  418. Rebecca Rogers says:

    I would love to win the laminator! I am a high school FACS teacher and my students run a preschool out of our classroom. The laminator would help us plan activities for our preschool students.

  419. I would love the pencil sharpener- mine is on it’s last legs! Thanks!

  420. Having my own supplies has made my job so much easier!! They’re usually better than what we have at school and I can use it on the fly. These are great ideas for supplies to have on hand. I would love the paper cutter!

  421. Georgia Harwood says:

    I would so love the paper cutter. I teach Life Skills and am forever cutting multiple cut and paste worksheets. Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  422. Katie Sherman says:

    I was a teacher too before I had my children and yes you spend a lot! All of these items are so important and helpful! I got a laminator last year and it really was a game changer! I would love the pencil sharpener because I have been through several!

  423. We are still teaching from home. I’d totally use the laminator a ton! Thanks!

  424. I would love to win these! Thank you for putting on this giveaway.

    I would use these items to help teach my daughter at home. We love cutouts and the laminator and the cutter would certainly do that.

  425. Cindy MIRANDA says:

    i would love to have a home laminator. Right now I am using page protectors and they are adequate but a laminator would be a game changer!

  426. Stephanie Renuy says:

    I would love the stapler or the sharpener. Thanks 😊

  427. GAIL M GARDUQUE says:

    I would love to have a laminator. I am a grandma and I teach my two 4 year olds at the “Mamu’s school” They call me Mamu! It would be a great tool to have – in the past, I have made lacing cards and paid to have them laminated. I am also a retired mail lady and it would be fun to laminate nametags for the kids in their class when i do my mail lady presentation to their preschool. Thank you for considering me. I love all your teaching tools.

  428. Jamie McDaniel says:

    I am a special education teacher who has recently fell in LOVE with adapted books! These have helped my young students engage in texts in a whole new and incredibly meaningful way. Paying for the binding is so expensive though and as a result I have some that are printed, but not yet usable. Would be so grateful to win a binding machine. And thank you for all the terrific resources as well!

  429. Kaitlin Holden says:

    I would love the stapler!

  430. I would love the paper cutter! I use it constantly to save time when cutting out pieces for my Pre-K kiddos!

  431. kim Guthrie says:

    The paper cutter is a kindergarten MUST!! We use it every week in prepping crafts and making books. Mine is OLD and dull. We need an upgrade for sure.

  432. Brittany Allgood says:

    The binding machine would be great!! We could make memory books, gifts, and put together all our resources we use regularly.

  433. Stephanie Stephenson says:

    I agree that all of these are essential items for classrooms and home. I really a pencil sharpener. My classroom doesn’t have one at the moment.

  434. Laura Molina says:

    Amazing giveaway !
    Thank you for this

  435. The binding machine would be wonderful to have! We love to make our own workbooks etc.

  436. Laura Patterson says:

    I would love to receive a binding machine. My kiddos need a little encouragement sometimes to put their creative and knowledgeable ideas on paper. If they saw really awesome, bound books made by themselves and their friends, I think it would be a great motivator. Thank you the chance to be the recipient!

    1. Rhonda Tucker says:

      I am just now starting to put together supplies to teach my grandkids at home. I am so thankful to have you to put all this information together, because I had no idea how to start! I would love to have these great items to work with!

      Thank you for all your hard work!!!

  437. What a great listing! I would love a binding machine.

  438. Amy Cowen says:

    I agree 100% on your top 5 classroom supplies! I would love the stapler!

  439. Mallorie Sander says:

    Oh my goodnesss. A home laminator would be amazing! Thank u.

  440. It is hard to choose, but I think the stapler would get the most use. Thank you for this opportunity!

  441. These are all fantastic tools for the classroom. I would love the binder to use when making books for the kids in the class.

  442. The binding machine is a great idea! It would definitely make things easier for my classroom projects!

  443. Rachel Robinson says:

    This realm of homeschooling as a grandmother is such a challenge and a huge blessing at the same time. I have enjoyed so much watching my grandson grow and learn these past few months. Your website has been a HUGE help to us. Even my grandaughter emjoys some of the activities when she gets home from kindergarten. The laminator is on my wish-list and would be a huge gift for us. I have 3 more grandchildren coming in 2022 and OH WOW I’m going to need this!
    Thank you for all that you do to help ME and my baby grands!


    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Awww thanks so much, Rachel! Makes me happy to hear that you’ve been able to use some of my resources!! And wow…3 new grandchildren in 2022! Congrats!

  444. I would like Kathythe binding machine.

  445. I would love to have a paper cutter. It is so useful.

  446. Oh what fun! Thank you for the chance to win. 🙂 I hope to win the binding machine.

  447. The home laminator would be so helpful! We would use it all the time!

  448. Carrie Wallace says:

    I’d love to win the binding machine as I love making packets and calendars and books for my nanny kid

  449. Carol Haley says:

    When teaching special education – you can NEVER have enough pencil sharpeners!!!!

  450. Araseliz Ayala says:

    This is a great Giveaway for all caregivers. I would love to win the Binding Machine to create workbooks for children. It would keep their work organized and easier for teachers to monitor their progress.

  451. Nichole S says:

    A binding machine would really take my handbook and toddler busy books to the next level.. I can’t believe I’ve never thought of that before haha. Thank you for these great tips!

  452. Janette N Oliver says:

    The laminator would be so incredibly helpful for my STEM classroom. I see over 600 students so keeping everything neat and using less paper would be wonderful!

  453. I would like the paper cutter or the laminator or the binding machine. These are such great tools, its hard to pick just one!

  454. Marci Watson says:

    I am a kindergarten teacher and a new pencil sharpener would be wonderful. Thank you so much!!

  455. Lisa Regier says:

    It was a real toss up between the laminator and paper cutter. Working in a primary class, we laminate A LOT to sustain durability. However, the paper cutter gets my vote because I can’t cut a single straight line…Eeekkk!

  456. Roslyn Streeter says:

    I would like to win the binder machine so that I could make books for my students at school and grandchildren at home.

  457. Thank you so much for the resources! I find them super helpful in many areas.

  458. Kate O'Reilly says:

    I love all of these! I would say the two that I would choose from would either be the binding machine or paper cutter. We have both in our school, but it would be so nice to have them right in the room. Then I don’t have to lug all of my things all over the building.

  459. Angela Caroll says:

    I’ve been homeschooling the past 2 years, starting with 4K and always looking for helpful tips and tools to still give my kids a fun learning experience. Even though I’d love the laminator, all of these tools, worksheets and advice are/would be so helpful!

  460. Laura Santo says:

    The binder would be AMAZING for my preschool crafts! Love your blog and your ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  461. Ann Stern says:

    The laminator would be my choice. The teachers I help are working from home very often now and having a laminator right there would be so helpful. Thanks

  462. Sandi Kang says:

    I would Love the stapler. I have all the other supplies already. Thank you.

  463. Erica Dansereau says:

    The binding machine would be incredible for making my own workbooks!

    1. Christina Nguyen says:

      I would like the binding machine because it’s just something that I would not have thought of to purchase for our classroom. It would be an amazing tool to have in our classroom to bind student or class stories!!

  464. Jennifer Payne says:

    Would love the laminator! I am a tutor and it would be very handy!

  465. I agree with you, these are very helpful tools especially when using great website resources like you provide. I would choose the binding machine or stapler as those are items our early education team doesn’t have and we adapt which takes time away from other things.

  466. I would love to win the stapler! We have one in our homeschool that always seems to jam.

  467. I would love the binding machine. I print out tons of activities for my kids, and they are scattered ALL over the house. It’d be so nice to have them all in one place!

  468. You are absolutely correct on these must-haves. The only one I don’t have is the binder, as my current school has one. I actually have 2 laminators – one for home and one for the classroom!

  469. Jana Meyer says:

    I would love the laminator! I love your idea for using it for dry erase work instead of white boards!

  470. Christina C says:

    The laminator would be awesome! I moved out my f state and basically left my entire classroom behind for the new teacher! Starting from scratch. Laminators are a must in every classroom.

  471. Shannon Galindo says:

    I would love to have an Xacto pencil sharpener. As a school-based occupational therapist, I am often left to use spare spaces to work with my special needs students. The sharpeners in the room never seem to work very well. Manual ones, while great to work on fine motor skills often break or destroy the pencils. A new Electric pencil sharpener would be fantastic!

  472. I would love to win the book binder. My grandkids love to make “books”.

  473. I use the laminator and paper cutting all of the time! I think the binding machine would be so helpful in making adapted books and social stories for my students.

  474. The binding would be so nice for making books and putting projects together

  475. April Skaggs says:

    You have some awesome must have supplies listed! I think I would use the Laminator the most. I am always needing things laminated and we are not allowed to use ours at school. So sometimes it can take days before the lady is able to complete.

  476. Gina martin says:

    I so need that stapler… Please…

  477. I would love the laminator for making reusable worksheets 🙂

  478. I have busted so many staplers while making black line books, I’d love the stapler. It looks pretty heavy duty!

  479. Kendra Brent says:

    I would love to win the laminator for our homeschool! It would be so handy to have one of my own instead of taking my projects to a public school or library to have them do it for me.

  480. I have almost all these items and agree! I would love to have my own binding machine.

  481. I would appreciate and like win a laminator. We do a lot of folder games, with special needs.

  482. Tara O'Hagan says:

    I am challenged between two of them. It would either be the laminator or the pencil sharpener. The laminator is always good for all of the bulletin boards and wall designs I create. BUT… a good pencil sharpener is always essential. It seems they continue to always break or are so loud the class jumps every time someone has to sharpen a pencil. I would definitely have to go with the pencil sharpener. Keep it simple!

  483. Jennie Richards says:

    Oh, I need a good paper cutter. Mine is at the end of it’s life!

  484. Thanks so much for creating this giveaway!

  485. All of these are amazing teacher friends! In a large class setting the pencil sharpener is super important! For home school I’m liking the laminator for making things reusable:)

  486. Katelyn Medeiros says:

    The paper cutter would save me so much time!

  487. I would love the laminator, you can do so many cool things ,other than laminating with one!!

  488. I would LOVE to have a binder!! I already have several of the others and couldn’t agree more on their utility! Thank you for providing such wonderful advice and resources for parents!

  489. Debra Berghorn says:

    I would love the paper cutter. We have one to use for our whole building and it would make life easier if I could just cut things in my room where there is more space and on my time. Then I could share with my teammates on my floor as well.

  490. Mary Ellen Biedke says:

    I would love the binding machine or the stapler. Working in a self-contained room, we are constantly stapling and binding books. I had a binding machine but it broke.

    Thanks for the offers.

  491. So many projects and activities require cutting and a paper cutter would make it so much quicker when I’m working on the activities at home.

  492. Good morning to everyone! I’m a preschool director and my staff would be thrilled with any of these essential teaching supplies. The majority of my staff would appreciate an additional laminator to add to our resources.

    Thanks and have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

  493. Joy Murota says:

    I would definitely choose the binding machine! It would a great addition to our homeschool supplies, and much cheaper than getting packets printed at the store!! Good luck to everyone!! 🙂

  494. A paper cutter in my room would be fabulous!

  495. Verna Blanchet says:

    Great Giveway

  496. Tanishe Wade-Megghross says:

    I would love to win the sharpener.