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Happy summer everyone! 2 Scoops is soooo excited to be a part of this FAB Facebook/blog/pinterest hop! WOW! I know you will find some great products and ideas to make your life easier when school starts! This will be my 8th year teaching and Rick's 16th year and we both know summer is the time to relax but also to try something new and get prepared for next year so the fall isn't soooo crazzzzy! (you know what I mean ;) )

The first thing students see before they walk into your classroom is the door to their room. I like to use this to excite and engage them. Last year we decorated our door with a surfing theme (That is my teaching partner and I holding the surf boards). Take a look!

When we knew which students were in our classroom we added their names to the door. The students loved the "Cool Cats" surfin' their way into kindergarten theme. This is a part of a larger packet which includes: 
1. Signs Surfin into Pre-K through 5th grade
2. Welcome sign with cool cats
3. Student labels to attach to cubby, locker and/or door
4. Welcome labels to attach to welcome bags or notes
5. Table Signs 1 - 6
6. Blank signs to add to your classroom

Make sure to grab the  FREEBIE  on our facebook page  for your Surfin' into School Scavenger Hunt! It goes purrrfect with the Surfin' into School theme!
There are 5 different versions.
In the beginning of the school year, one of the first activities we do is to  have students tell us a little bit about themselves. At first kindergarteners (end of pre-k or even as an introduction to first) they tell us in pictures more than words and what better way to introduce class pictographs. This is an easy way to learn more about your students and have some great math lessons too! Here is a preview of what is in this fun and engaging packet, Getting to Know You with Pictographs!

There are five different graphs to help you get to know your students and cover important graphing skills. The graphs include;
1. Are you a boy or a girl graph
2. How do I go home graph
3. How old are you graph
4. Our favorite pet graph
5. Our favorite color graph
This also includes a class data sheet for each graph
so the students can learn how to analyze the data they collected.
Well, you can win this in the giveaway below. Also there is a free sample on our FB page for all of our followers! 

My students love Our Favorite Pet Graph!

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  1. Our theme is Kinder-Land, the kingdom of fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

  2. My theme last year was "Learning Monsters" but I am thinking of changing it this year but haven't decided on a theme yet. Those ideas usually come to me in the middle of the night but I'm still waiting! Loved reading your blog.

  3. My theme is puzzle pieces (to support autism awareness).

  4. My room is decorated with bright pink, green, and yellow. Just a color theme :)

  5. I don't have my own classroom so it is hard to have a theme:( I do love to go with different color schemes every few years! I look forward to the day where I have my own classroom again because TPT and Pinterest have made classroom decorating a LOT more fun!

    The Math Maniac

  6. POLKA DOTS! LOve 'em! wendy 1stgradefireworks

  7. I didn't have a theme last year, but I would love to have one this year!

  8. I will have a theme, but not sure which one. Right now for the summer, I have Dr. Suess with the books and stuffed animals. Thanks for the Giveaway.

  9. No theme for my classroom but our dchool wide theme is puzzle pieces because we all fit together.

  10. I do not have a theme but I use mostly pastel colors.

  11. Last year my theme was Super Heroes which ended up being perfect. I had a classroom full of Hulks, definitely a couple of Spidermen, some sneaky Cat Women, and a Batman or two. It was a year of fun in Gotham City!!

  12. I try to change up my themes every year.. Not sure what to do this year.


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