Friday, August 17, 2012

"Giveaways" and "Cruise in for Back to School Ideas"

Hey super blogging buddies!

We are helping Tammy over at 1,2,3... Teach With Me celebrate gaining 400 FOLLOWERS on her blog.  400???? Say what???? That is awesome!  To help celebrate, Kindergarten Squared (along with 19 other super bloggers) are offering one FREE item from each of our TPT stores!  To enter this awesome giveaway click on the photo below and have fun picking out the products YOU just may win!!!

Join us in another giveaway over at A Series of 3rd Grade Events.  We are helping Patti celebrate 300 FOLLOWERS!  Several blogs and TPT stores are offering up some SUPER products in this giveaway.  Head on over to see what goodies are up for grabs!

On another note, we are 2 weeks into school already!  Woo-hoo!  We have survived the "This is how to walk in line, Don't forget to make your lunch choice, Do you remember where to put your folder when you come in?..." procedure days!  Whew!!!  We know we must say the same things over and over and these poor babies probably get sick of hearing us!'s all worth it come Monday...ahh...blessed Monday of week 3!!!  They come in knowing just what to do (OK, so that DOESN'T include the few still in training!)! 

So we thought we could share a few pictures of our classroom setup and outside "Welcome Back" displays for those of you who haven't yet started!  Hope you enjoy!  And we'll be praying for your 1st 2 "procedure weeks" to fly by!

How do you take a boring old bookcase and make it fan-tas-tic?  Adhesive Spray!  We LOVE this stuff!  It makes it so easy to turn that yucky brown wood into this wicked cute board ready to post our Commom Core standards.  (That's one of our amazing kindergarten assistants Christie taking care of spray adhesive business!) 
(Thanks Deanna for the awesome CC standards pack!)

Boring lunch choice gone!  We LOVE this cute ribbon idea instead!  Our school mascot is the gator so we turned these little ice cream spoons into waaaay cute alligators for the kiddos to make lunch choices.  (We are not even gonna lie, cause when we say "we", we really mean our awesome assistant Natalie who is the WAY creative one in the group!)
Here's Page and Natalie's "welcome back" display!  What do you think?  Pretty awesome, huh?  (And if you are thinking, "I bet Natalie-the creative one-made that rocket...then you have already caught on to how we roll! )

Here's Cristy and Christie's "welcome back" display.  We won't lie...we are NOT as creative as Natalie the rock star.  So we enlarged cute graphics we purchased and then traced the designs onto bulletin board paper.  We added the silver paper for bumpers and headlights...That counts as creative, right?  :)
 Here's hoping your school year starts out great!

Check out our Back to School Lessons and Activities Pack and our Back to School CommomCore Kindergarten Math Unit 1 Pack to make your first weeks a "smooth ride".


  1. I want one of everything that you publish, autographed. Best wishes on this new venture. You already are famous in my book. Now the world will know ;)

    Virtual High Fives from Mommy Square at

  2. I just found your adorable blog & I'm a new follower!! I can't wait to explore your blog! You have such cute ideas! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Hi Girls,
    I found your blog through the 123 Teach With Me giveaway!
    Thanks for sharing all these cute pictures! I love your hallway display!
    I'm your newest follower! Come by and visit my blog sometime!

    Nicole Lanier (Newnan Crossing)
    Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

  4. Thanks so much! It's our baby blog, but we are excited about sharing new things. Did I just see you at our number talks class! I thought you looked familiar back there!