I worked in my classroom for a little bit again this weekend. They’ve finally finished painting and cleaning most of our end so I was able to sneak in and get to work. I’ll finish it up on Thursday when my student teacher can join me, so look for a full classroom reveal later this week. 🙂
I’ve been putting my Silhouette Cameo to work again. I get a lot of questions about it and how it compares to other cutting machines out there. I love it because it cuts any font on my computer, clip art, and SVG files that you can download for 99 cents (which often includes a bundle of related designs at that price). Here’s a tiny video of it in action.
Now for my projects! I’ve previously used a “return to sender bucket” for no name papers, but I decided it was time to try something new. Two of my students are paper sorters who put our papers in number order each day. They tack up the no name papers on the chalkboard, and the ones that aren’t claimed get put in the return to sender bucket. This board will be cuter and I can post it above our turn in trays for students to check as they turn in their work.
|glitter clothespins from Michaels
Then I got to work on our writing center. I used my candy colored digital papers to make the labels about 3.5″ round. Then I cut them with my scallop Giga craft punch, laminated them, and then cut them with my punch again. They look super cute in my writing center… which you can see later this week. 🙂
|Click here to grab my labels for free
|Here’s my punch. Love!
I also used my Silhouette to cut out glittery letters for our hallway display. It was kind of dark in the hallway, but they are soo shiny!
At this point, the glitter paper and my Silhouette have become a sickness. I decided my planner needed a little personalization. Cute!!
Finally, I put together a reference ring of my genre posters for our classroom library by printing them out with four per page.
Check back Thursday for the rest of my projects and our entire classroom reveal. Until then, here’s a link to my fabulous machine. =)
Be sure to check out all the other Monday Made It projects too!