I am SO excited to announce that I am returning for another year of color inspiration as a Bright Mind with the Astrobrights ambassador program. There is incredible power in color. It ignites the imagination and creativity in students. It also makes any lesson or classroom activity a whole lot more interesting!
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You already know how much I LOVE incorporating color into my kindergarten classroom. Whether it's lively decor, a brightly printed parent note that's sure to grab their attention, or colorful materials for classroom activities, color is the backdrop of everything that happens in my kindergarten world – which is why I am so excited about my continued partnership with Astrobrights. I rely on paper so much for my classroom activities. My students and I are instantly more excited for an activity when it comes on bright paper. Just look at how much more exciting sight word flash cards are when they come in such vibrant colors. (You can grab a free download of these printable labels in this blog post.)
So what exactly does it mean to be a Bright Minds Ambassador? That a lot of color inspiration is coming your way! You may remember that I joined forces with Marsha from Differentiated Kindergarten and Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits last year. The three of us shared creative ideas and free printables to help other teachers incorporate colors into their classrooms. We even flew to Atlanta to help Astrobrights prepare for the 2015 launch of the #ColorizeYourClassroom challenge.
Last year's partnership with Astrobrights was amazing and I am certain that this year will be even better. More of my favorite teacher-bloggers have also been added to the Bright Minds team. You may already know Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies, Jodi from Fun in First, and April from A Modern Teacher. I told you this year was going to be better than ever!
So what can you expect from this year's Bright Minds? Creative inspiration for the classroom all year long! The ambassadors will be sharing our favorite ways to use color to enhance classroom learning. We will also let you know how you can engage with Astrobrights and #ColorizeYourClassroom. The fun starts in a few short weeks! Be sure to follow @Astrobrights on Instagram the week of February 29 for a Bright Minds takeover. You'll get a behind-the-scenes peek at who we are and why we love color! To learn more about the Bright Minds, visit thepowerofpaper.com/