Friday, July 29, 2011

K-W-L Chart

I used the Dino Cartridge to make a K-W-L Chart. I had to do a presentation on Dinosaurs for my Methods of Reading class so I decided to make my chart have a little more flare!
At the top of the poster board I glued the letters K W L then for the grass I used my fancy design scissors and cut strips into the paper and then scrunched them up to give them a 3D look. I then passed out cards (which is an option on this cartridge) and that is what the students used to write their information on.
This was a huge hit and I actually had several other students want the poster, which one lady actually took it home with her.

Create A Critter Cartridge Classroom Activity

I used the Create A Critter Cartridge along with my Gypsy to make these animal cut outs. I used them to work with students at a homeless shelter and they loved them. I had also cut out capital and lowercase letters using the Hello Kitty Font Cartridge. I had the students match the letters to the animals. These were a big hit!
I used colored cardstock from DCWV and each cut out is about 11" in length. I used my large cricut mat (12 x 24) and I would make one design using blackout and then on the other end of the mat I would use the regular image.
(I laid all the cut outs on my kitchen floor and then had to stand on top of a bar stool in order to get all of the images in the picture.)