Friday, May 13, 2011

Circle Magazine Challenge

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This month's Circle Magazine Challenge is called "All About the Teacher Contest". We were asked to use our Cricuts to create classroom decorations or cards for our favorite teachers. Since I am the teacher, I did something a little different. I brought my Cricut to school and let my favorite students (all of them) use it to create a project that is now decorating our classroom. Each of my 2nd graders researched somebody who made a difference in our world. Today they had a ball using Everyday Paper Dolls and Paper Doll Dress Up to create 16" versions of their people. They chose the clothes and accessories, picked out papers, and learned how to cut with the Cricut! They turned out really cute. Here are close up pics of a few of them:





The winner of this challenge gets a Cricut Expression and 5 cartridges for their school! I don't know if my project will make us eligbile, but after seeing what my kids created, I know a lot of the teachers at my school would love to have one for all of us to use.

21 comments:

Nadia said...

Oh, what a great assignment! I didn't know you were a 2nd grade teacher! How fun-- and what a great age to teach!

chillin with Quillin said...

Thats fantastic, bet they really had fun, and you to! really adorable!
Paula

Glora said...

It better count. They did an awesome job. I can tell you are an amazing teacher! Hugs- Glora

pmtowner said...

Fun idea, thanks

Mrs. Green said...

I LOVE the lady with one eye! Totally reflects some kids' hair styles these days!

Great project!

Shelly said...

Terrific! My sis is a teacher and I am going to forward this to her! Thank you for sharing!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

katie~ your kids must of loved you!
liz :o)

lovemypaper said...

What a great job!

TiaKeas said...

Love your little people, I have a great time with my paper doll cart. Thank-you!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a great time those kids must have had! Love EPD and PPDU!

Kim H said...

Oh Katie! You must be the best teahcer. Your students did an AMAZING job! What a great idea. Good Luck... this is just perfect!

Kate said...

Katie this is just so perfect. Can you come here when my son is in 3rd Grade? You must be a really fun Teacher.

Hugs
Kate

carmen said...

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!! Just what I needed.....you students are blessed to have you for a teacher!!!!

massey1982@aol.com

Cynthia said...

I'm a teacher and I LOVE this project! So, so cute! TFS

Joan said...

Great project..perfect project.
joanvanleeuwen@ymail.com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

hey katie, I left you an award at http://www.lizspaperloft.com/2011/05/sweet-thoughts-card.html
have a fab weekend! liz :o)

ScrappingStephanie said...

This is amazing! The kids must of had a blast:)

Cindy Potentier cinpot@msn.com said...

looks like an awesome classroom decoration to me, and a learning project as well, I think it should win hands down.....good luck, they did a fantastic job thanks for sharing with us

cricutharper said...

Congratulations on your win Katie. So happy for you. I loved your creative project for the kids. Great job.

Missy's Blog said...

Your creative idea was WONDERFUL!! I shared it with my son's 1st grade teacher and she said she would LOVE to do something similar. Today I went into the classroom and we created Famous People using the Cricut. I just wanted to thank you for the great idea.

Here's the link to my blog post if you are interested in seeing what we did ...

http://missymadeit.blogspot.com/2011/10/fun-class-project.html

Erica Bohrer said...

I found you through Pinterest. I had no idea a Cricut could make such adorable cut-outs! I must look into getting one of these. Your students must have had a blast making these projects.
Erica Bohrer's First Grade