Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Create A Book Blog Hop

Welcome to "Cricut in My Classroom" and to Joy's Life Create A Book Blog Hop.  If you have not arrived here from Sandra, at 365 Days of Cricut, you may want to go back and start at the beginning.  You don't want to miss any of these creative ideas!   I am new to the blogging community and am excited to be participating in my first Blog Hop.  We are celebrating "Read Across America" by creating our own books.  Read Across America is annual event celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday designed to promote reading in schools across the country. Our school is having special dress-up days this week to celebrate.  (You'll see me dressed up at the end of this post - I love to embarrass by two boys!)

My book creation combines two of my passions - paper crafting and children's literature.  I am a first grade teacher and my students were more than willing to help with the project.  They shared some of their favorite books and book series, and now I will pass them along to you.  I created a small scrapbook using my new Your Story. 

This is my sweet friend and teacher-neighbor, Kim on the right, and me on the left.  
We are Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss' "Cat and the Hat."

Blog Candy!!!  For a chance to win the DCWV small stack, Grade School, some school-themed embellishments, and a small pack of clear stamps, leave a comment on this post. I will choose a winner this Friday, March 4th.  Please join me as a follower.  Thanks for stopping by! 
Your next stop is  Misty.  Here is the full list:

Joy -
Tammy -
Rosy -
Jin -
Melissa -
Amanda -
Ruthie -
Martha -
Scraps2Treasures -
Suzanne -
Sandra -
Becky -  You are here!
Misty -
Lisa -



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  2. That's a really cute book. I love it. My best friend teaches 1st grade as well. Take care :)

    Sheryl (

  3. i love it! what a great way to show off your class! tfs!

  4. This is adorable. I wish I had more photos of my kids reading. One of my favorites is when my husband went to Donuts for dads with my son, and they read a book together. Love that photo. Great idea for a book. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is so adorable! I love all of the cricut images!


  6. You are perfect for this project, being a 1st grade teacher! And it shows by your work!

  7. What a really nice book, I am so glad you let the children participate, I am sure they had tons of fun! TFS

  8. What great memories for your class! i love it! Dina

  9. I am a new follower. Love your book. Thanks for the chance to win some Candy, I could use those, my son is graduating from Kindergarden soon, I can see me using them for some LO's for him, and also a few cards. :) TFS.
    Melissa D

  10. Really cute book! I am a new follower, Thanks for the chance to win!
    Going to look at your other projects now!

  11. Super cute. I love how you put it together. I am a new follower of your blog!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  12. Sweet Book, I love making these as gifts every year for my daughter's teacher. TFS!

  13. Great Book... Love The Idea ... Awesome Work.. Thanxx For Sharing :-)

  14. What a great book! You are sure to treasure it always, I love that the kids love to read and create!

  15. What a lovely Idea! I'm also a S.S. teacher & it's so much fun to work with my "little lambs!" Thanks for sharing your creativity-Raquel

  16. I really like you book. I wish my teacher was as fun as you seem to be


  17. Very cute book, great idea! TFS :)
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  18. very cute book. TFS

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

  19. Oh wow what a great book....Love it.

  20. Too stinkin cute!! I love that you incorporated your students' help with this book!! Teachers are such GREAT assets to our children and we rarely thank them enough for all they do. As a parent.. THANK YOU.. for being such a great role model for our lil ones,for teaching them more than just their A B C's and 1 2 3's , for helping them grow into such great people, for the tools they need to be better friends, and the love they need to have a happy life. :) THESE, my teacher friend, are the tools most people don't realize that teachers like YOU.. give our kids EVERY DAY!!! Thank you...

    BIG hugs,
    Tanya Stilwell

  21. You are absolutely amazing!! God has given you such wonderful gifts to inspire not only little people with your classroom teaching, but also big people with your awesome craft projects!

    Your book is wonderful and I'm sure your class will really enjoy it!

    ladybuglair75 at gmail dot com

  22. What a lovely way to use the Cricut in your classroom. I just retired as first grade teacher after 33 years. Wish I would have had my Cricut for longer before I retired. I am sure the kids love the book.

  23. What a wonderful book! I love how you added the pictures of the kids holding their favorite books! The picture of you at the end is cute too! My SIL is a 3rd grade teacher and she left this morning wearing a Cat in the Hat, hat. The head master of her school bought all the teachers one to wear, today. She looked so cute!

    Ruthie :)

  24. Very excited that I came across your blog! I love your book!


  25. What an amazing idea Becky! I love this. If I were going to teach school, I think 1st grade would be my choice. They are so thirsty to learn at that age and just beginning reading most of them. I truly believe the love of reading is one of the most important things you can teach a child :) I am a new follower of your lovely blog.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  26. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing a great book idea.


  27. Love your book, my son is a first grader and i can imagine this book with his classmates in it. He was very excited today for Dr.Suess birthday and to spend teh day reading (his class even wore their jammies to school)
    THanks for sharing

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  29. going to make one for the boys for them to remember there school year. TFS

  30. Such a cute book! I love the idea of using the kids ideas.

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  31. I bet your students think you are THE BEST teacher ever letting them create in your classroom. Fabulous book!

    I am now a follower of your blog - so very nice to meet you.

  32. Very cute little book! Love the little 1st graders!!! TFS

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

  33. What a great idea to get your students involved. My kids always love the crafts that they get to do a school. I have a 2nd grader and he loves to help me play with my Cricut. Glad I came across your blog!


  34. I am a new follower of your blog (nice blog design). Your book is cute and nice that you involved your students. TFS. I would love it if you hopped over to my blog and became a follower.

  35. Awesome book. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Precious it...TFS

    Sheri G

  37. Love your book and for sharing some of your classroom fun.

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  38. What a great idea to include your students. I'm sure they loved the finished product!
    tcmiller1 at aol dot com

  39. I think it's great that you got your students involved in this. Books are so important and I love your book. Thank you for sharing.

    GIJoesbarbie22@aim dot com

  40. Being a K/1 special education teacher, I have to say your book inspired me to do something along the same lines.
    It is beautiful
    Can be reached via blogger

  41. Very nice book. I have used my Your Story for mini albums, but never thought of doing a book. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  42. wonderful project!! mrstianat at gmail dot com

  43. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Adorable book. Your students are lucky to have you for a teacher. I am a new follower.

  45. Great book. How cool that your students helped.

    vwilson577 at

  46. What a cute idea! Love your blog! Thanks for the ideas!
    pixiecamembert at gmail dot com

  47. Great idea! I am a new follower. I am so glad I found your blog through this hop. I am a teacher, too!

  48. I'm going to have to make my daughter a first grade book! I love this!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  49. I LOVE your book idea! I teach PreK and we make picture books (using the kids'photos) all the time. They really enjoy looking at themselves, so I plan to make your book soon and let them hold their favorite book! Thanks for the great idea!

  50. Cute book!! Love the thing one and thing 2 pic! priceless!

  51. I don't have Your Story and you are showing it off just great! Love it.
    hunter4319@yahoo dot com

  52. Love the mini album you did. That's cute and what a great thing for parents to look through when they visit or while waiting for a conference. This gives me idea's to use my yourstory for!

  53. What a cute book Becky!! I love how you shared all the favorites of your class. TFS!! And thank you for being a teacher!!


  54. Awesome idea!!! Just wonderful.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  55. Your book is very cute. You must be a wonderful teacher. How lucky kids are to have one so talented. Thanks for sharing.
    I am a new follower. --- please visit me and help me reach 150 followers :)

  56. I am a new follower to your blog! Thank you for the inspiration, I have a 8 year and a 6 month old grandson andyou have given me an idea, thanks for that and for the great chance at your giveaway!

  57. Becky, I love your book, oh the memories......LOL some I read, some I read to my son....all great books.....TFS!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

  58. This is so adorable! I love Curious George...I bet it is so much fun to teach and be such a positive influence in these children's lives. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  59. What a great book

    teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

  60. What a great idea for a gift to my children's teachers.


  61. Super cute idea. We love many of those books as well. TFS New follower here.
    You can visit me at

    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

  62. This book is so cute! I love all the colors.

  63. Sweet idea and looks like everyone had fun. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  64. Super cute little book! TFS

  65. Great project

    helenstannett at tiscali dot co dot uk