I absolutely love using color in the classroom, so I was super excited when Astrobrights sent me all this beautiful, colorful paper! Astrobrights has the absolute most gorgeous papers I’ve ever seen! Don’t you think!?
They asked me to show how I #colorize my classroom and also provided me with a gift card to Office Depot. I’ll give you one guess as to what I bought with it 😉
So how do I colorize my classroom with these amazing colors? Come take a look!
Over the summer, we invite our incoming kinders and parents to our classrooms for a Meet & Greet. During the Meet & Greet, we meet and assess our new students, meet the parents, and pass out some important information! Each form is copied on colored paper for two reasons. One, it helps to make sure that the parents know they have grabbed each sheet. It’s easier to see if you have one of each color than if all the forms were in white. And secondly, because they look really cute 😉

Take a peek at how we set up for our Meet & Greet!

 First, parents sign in so we know who did not get a chance to pick up the important forms. I copied the sign in sheet on white paper so that the names are easy to see when written in pencil. Even Astrobright’s white paper is stinkin’ adorable!
Next, they grab the very first newsletter for the year. Each month, we send home a newsletter that explains what we are learning for the month, as well as important upcoming events. The newsletters are copied on colored paper so that they don’t get lost in the shuffle and they also look great without spending tons on colored ink 😉 These beyond adorable newsletter templates are from my friend Laral at Little Miss Kindergarten. Not only are they editable, but she also provides samples which are perfect as a starting off point!

The next page explains our daily schedule for both our early and late birds. I got the idea to add pictures to the schedule after seeing Lindsay’s picture on Instagram. Such a cute idea!

Finally, they grab a student information sheet so we can get to know our new kiddos a little better.
I copied them back to back to save paper, but you can definitely staple the 2 pages together if you want more room for writing.

I am in love with all these beautiful colors!
 Are you ready for some exciting news?! Astrobrights is giving one lucky Miss Kindergarten reader a chance to win these gorgeous papers and a $50 gift card to spend at Office Depot!! 
Astrobrights is here to help you colorize your own classroom.  Enter to win by using the Rafflecopter below.

And because one chance to win just isn’t enough, Astrobrights is challenging you to #colorize your classroom too!  Their #ColorizeYourClassroom contest allows you to show off your own creativity from now until September 12th, 2014.  
Share a photo of how you are colorizing your classroom on Astrobrights Facebook Page.  There will be one winner from each state and a Grand Prize Winner.  Plus, you can get extra entries for every original lesson plan you upload to their page. Head over to colorizeyourclassroom.com to enter!

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