Love me some Velcro and Laminating Paper
I love, love, love velcro and laminating paper. I fell in love with velcro when I was teaching Special Education in a resource room and I had my assistant create 100's of file folder games. I thought instead of having the kiddos lay the answers on the correct spot, let's use velcro so that I can check their work when they are done and later remove the answers for another child's turn. Velcro makes independent centers so much more fun. Thus you will find tons of it in my craft drawer... never know when it will come in handy.
Laminating paper rocks too. The Avery Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets, 9 x 12 Inches, Box of 50 (73601) are my faves for quick projects. You have to laminate all things that kiddos will have their little hand on and sometimes you have used your allotted laminator machine time at school. Time to turn to the self laminator paper!! Everything last longer when laminated.
Here is a center I created with Velcro and laminating paper. It is free for you to download and make as well. Complete with a center sheet for your kiddos to complete, turn in, and for you to check over to make sure they got-it!
Storing in Zip-loc baggies is always an easy way to keep it together too.
Happy back to school, click here to download this file free!