Thursday, July 5, 2012

My Best Friend

It's July, and I have been slaving away over my curriculum and getting all my back to school stuff put together so I can relax in a week and half because I'll be at the BEACH with one of my teacher friends. We are so excited!

But, I digress...

I have a very special friend that has been getting me through this summer, and it always gets me through the school year too!

My very, very BEST friend for my classroom is my Cricut Expression!
I have been slaving away on the Cricut Craft Room program designing all the @ Sea elements for my classroom. Once I'm finished, all I'll have to do is load the cartridges and switch the paper for the many different cuts. I love my Cricut as it allows me to use "homemade" items rather than "premade" items in the classroom. Plus, in the long run, I believe it to be much cheaper.

Once my classroom is all set up, I'll be sure to take many pictures so you can see all the different elements I employ in my classroom! Right now, my room is not ready to be put together; it'll probably be August before I get any pictures or videos posted.

I use my Cricut Expression for E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. I make my signs with it. I make birthday cards for the kids with it. I made activities with it or templates with it. It is a huge timesaver. For example, if I need bodies for the kids to do an art project with, instead of copying them on paper and then cutting them out, all I have to do is program my Cricut with an amount and let it do the work. Super simple. Super easy. Super fun!

Here's a little sneak peek at what my Cricut does and how I am using it in the classroom:

Do you have a Cricut Expression or another Cricut product? How do you use it in your classroom?

{source :: cartridge helper}

{{p.s. I was not asked to write or discuss any Cricut products on my blog nor was I compensated for this blog post.}}


  1. I would love to have a Cricut for my classroom. Maybe someday..... I am a new pre-k teacher with 3 months under my belt. I hope to gain some insight from you by following your blog!!!
    Mrs. Diane

  2. I teach 2nd grade, but I love to follow Pre-k and k blogs because you guys have the neatest crafts. I’m your newest follower. Please check out my blog if you get a chance. Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.
    Thanks, Shanell

  3. I'm your newest follower. I have awarded you a blog award. Stop by to pick it up!

    Toad-ally Exceptional Learners

  4. Just found your blog and I love the title! Prek and Pandamonium? OH yea u bet!
    I also teach prek and I am going into year #9!! So I love to follow other prek blogs! =)
    I have a cricut machine too and maybe I should put it to use rather than spending time making signs with clip art and such! (I am going for a bear theme this year)
    Anyway...I am your newest follower and look forward to seeing how the school year begins for you!
    Stop by and visit me sometime!

    Teaching Munchkins