Cricut in the Classroom

Aug 30, 2010

I love using my Cricut to make gifts for my students and colleagues but I decided to put it to use on my bulletin boards too. The first board is based on Bloom's Taxonomy. I change the strategies and sentence frames every week depending on the skills being taught. The second board is my glorified job chart. My students get a weekly salary of $2000 for doing their classwork/homework. Students who take on classroom jobs get an extra $500 added to their salary. Our mascot is a dragon so I made up my classroom money and call it "Castle Cash." 
 
Students have to fill out a job application weekly for the position they would like. They have to convince me that they are the best candidate for the job :)

3 comments:

Celeste B. on August 30, 2010 at 8:51 PM said...

That is so creative!!! What a brilliant idea!!!! TFS! BTW - how is the money used? Do they purchase 'party days' or something? You're too good, I love them!!!!

Monica Flores on August 31, 2010 at 12:38 AM said...

Hi Anna! My name is Monica and just ran into your blog. I also live in Southern Cali! Northridge area. I am a substitute Teacher for LAUSD and have been doing it for the past 3 yrs now. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you brought the cricut into your classroom. That would be a dream come true for me!! Following you now. Come by and visit me.

Monica

www.simplycricutting.blogspot.com

teachU14 on August 31, 2010 at 3:41 PM said...

Celeste - Students use their classroom money in a variety of ways. They also have to pay bills like $1000 a month rent for their desk and chair. Purchases are also made in my classroom store for small things like colorful pencils, erasers, etc. But students are also taught to put money away in a saving account to purchase a ticket to an ice cream party, pizza party, etc. They love it and it's a great way to encourage positive behavior :)

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