Meet Meleah Campbell, a preschool teacher who brings creativity and fun to her students in the classroom.
I always said to myself, "I'm going to be the teacher that I wish I had when I was younger." I want to be that fun, energetic, exciting teacher. When my students see me, I want them to know that we're about to have fun, but we're going to learn at the same time. Having the ability to create learning opportunities that are pretty much magical for them, I think it is such a gift. I can't see myself doing anything else.
How did you discover Cricut?
I got introduced to Cricut machines by one of my colleagues. They are pretty popular in the teacher community. At the beginning of the year I was given a little water bottle with my name on it, Miss Campbell. And I was like, "This is so cute. How did you make this?" And she said, "Oh, with my Cricut machine." I ended up getting one, and there were just so many things you could make with it. I found ways to make puppets out of felt. I found ways to personalize things that we use in the classroom. It has been such a great way to incorporate special needs in my classroom – I can create a learning tool based on whatever my students need.