Today is my first day of school! I've been crazy busy for the last couple of weeks getting my classroom ready, but it finally all came together. I thought I'd share with you some of the ways I use my Cricut in my classroom. This is the welcome poster that faces out the window in the front of my classroom. I found this awesome animal print paper (Safari Untamed by The Paper Studio) at Hobby Lobby this summer and just knew I had to use it.
My backpacks are from the Recess cartridge, and I used the Feeling Groovy font cartridge for my words, except for "Wild", which is from Straight From the Nest.
The Cricut is great for making titles for bulletin boards. I especially love tall, narrow fonts that don't take up too much room. This one is Cricut Classic Font, Tall Ball. I love being able to weld the letters on my Gypsy so they are a snap to pin up.
For my reading bulletin board, I used lots of different cartridges that had cuts relating to our Friendship theme.
This is a little board next to my desk. I made that job chart last year, and was happy to have it survive the year! You can look at this post to see it in more detail. I think the "2/3 Stars" is from Nate's ABCs, and the "Table Points" is from the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge. The paper flowers are cut from Flower Shoppe, but I can't take any credit for the cute felt flower pushpins. Those were made by a former student of mine, who is very talented!
My students are arranged in table teams, and they work hard to earn points. I record them on this chart, and when we reach the top of the popcorn, we have a popcorn party, and so on. It really only ends up to being three parties in the year, but the kids LOVE it!
I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of more things to share!