Hi teacher friends! Today was my last day of school. I must say... I am so relieved. Not because of the bunnies. I love them and will miss them dearly. I just have a lot of family issues going on right now. I mentioned last week that my husband was in the hospital all week due to an infection in his leg. Well it did not get better, and so he had surgery on Tuesday and is still in the hospital. I am just so relieved that I don't have to juggle work obligations, family obligations, and getting back and forth to the hospital (which is 35 miles one-way from our house) anymore. I will say, I am so amazed and blessed by all of our family, friends, and coworkers that have helped us during this time. People are so gracious and helpful :)

Anyway, you're here because you probably want to find out what my Quick Tip for the week is!
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I must say, Jean and I are having so much fun hosting this linky, and we L.O.V.E. reading everyone else's tips and tricks to make life in the classroom easier!

Link up with a quick tip that makes life in your classroom easier. There are no weekly themes or topics. The only real "rule" is that you may not link up with a paid product or unit. Our goal is to share the small nuggets of greatness that are happening every day in our classrooms! If you missed the backstory about how this party got started, click here! Jean and I would also appreciate it if you linked back to our blogs and included our button in your post :)

Oh friends... I have been saving the best for last... the last week of school that is! When I buy labels or name tags, I usually laminate them so I can use them from year to year. Then I write the students' names on the lamination with a Sharpie so it doesn't wipe off. But what happens at the end of the year, when you want the PERMANENT marker to come off so you can use it next year?

I'm sure most of you have heard of the dry erase marker trick. Just color over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker, give it some elbow grease, and voila! Well, yes, this does work. But I have an EVEN BETTER trick!

Sally Hansen nail polish remover!!! YES, it MUST be Sally Hansen. I have no idea why (maybe it has something to do with the acetone..?), but generic brands DO NOT work! Just put a little bit of it on a tissue or cotton ball and wipe it off!

These are my birthday cupcakes. Before....
And if you really want to see how fast and amazing this is, here's a video:

I did do a little extra at the end to wipe up some of the liquid left over, but isn't this incredible?! Just make sure you're using this in a well-ventilated space :)

Jean and I would love for you to link up and share a quick tip that helps you stay sane in your classroom! I'm off to go put my feet up! Happy Last Day of School!!!!!


  1. Thanks for sharing such a great idea! I tried the nail polish remover last year, but it didn't work that well. I must not have used Sally Hansen. I will have to try that this year.

    Thanks again for the tip!

    Compassionate Teacher

  2. I am sorry to hear about your husband! That is so hard, especially at the end of the year! I hope the he gets better! Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers!

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