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Oh how I love color.  Ever heard of the phrase: “Live Life in Color”? I LOVE this phrase.  Color is a game changer.  No boring beige here.  You won’t find that in my classroom or my home.  I live in color.  I create in color.  I learn in color.  Are you that way? I can guarantee you, your students are the same way too.  Color can make learning a more fun and impactful experience.

Now, I’m sure you have heard of Astrobrights-right?  Astrobrights by Neenah Paper is the creme of the crop paper company for the classroom.  All of the cardstock you probably use is from Neenah Paper.  Well, this week kicked off an amazing collaboration between teachers and Astrobrights. For 25 days, Astrobrights Papers will feature a project using a different color of its paper, providing ideas and inspiration on how to #ColorizeYourClassroom because folks, color should be in the classroom!  Color paper can add creativity to everything in the classroom.  The best part: you can join the fun too!!  Post your own project using Astrobrights Papers with the hashtags #25DaysofColor and #ColorizeYourClassroom for a chance to be featured as the Colorize Your Classroom project of the week. YAY!!

For me, I had SO many ideas to incorporate this bright and pretty paper, I had a hard time deciding which one I would share. Of course, if you know me, I tend to always be thinking of ways to organize and make something pretty-ha! Pretty Paper + A Modern Teacher = Match Made in Heaven if you ask me. So here you go, a management idea for Back to School because before you know it, it will be here.

#25DaysofColor #ColorizeYourClassroom A Modern Teacher

At the beginning of the school year, as teachers we have a HUGE responsibility to get kids home the right way.  Whether they are riding the bus or walking home, it is our job to make sure they get to the correct bus or the correct line to leave the school to walk home.  If you teach one of the younger grades, chances are the kids need some help to accomplish this big job.  One of the easiest ways to help with this responsibility, is to make transportation labels or passes.

After one of the back-to-school or meet-the-teacher nights, you’ll know how each student will get home.  Make a badge or sticker for them and have them wear this at least the first week of school.  This way you both are familiar with the transportation.  A badge and a sticker are ways to identify the transportation easily and if you use a badge, easy to use the next day.  However, if you use a badge, I would suggest not giving this to them until the last 30 minutes of school because they will want to play with it all day.  Ugh.  None of that please.

#25DaysofColor #ColorizeYourClassroom A Modern Teacher

First, download the transportation tags.  And you are in luck because I am sharing these transportation tags for free.  Yes, just head to my store HERE and download!

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Then you can print them on this pretty paper.  I am using the Astrobrights Solar Yellow a “bright, bold and instantly likable” color.  I love how I can easily see this color on a child’s clothes.  Definitely stands out {bold!}  Perfect for taking on this HUGE responsibility of transportation.

#25DaysofColor #ColorizeYourClassroom A Modern Teacher

Now, either put them in a badge holder OR make a sticker.  A couple of years ago, I bought the “Creative Station” and wow! So easy to create stickers and very affordable.

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#25DaysofColor #ColorizeYourClassroom A Modern Teacher

 

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That’s it!

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For more ideas on how to Colorize Your Classroom, be sure to follow #25DaysofColor, Astrobrights Papers and visit ColorizeYourClassroom.com !

#25DaysofColor #ColorizeYourClassroom A Modern Teacher

Don’t forget, there are 25 days of ideas!!  So, the fun won’t stop here.  You will find 2 more days of inspiration from A Modern Teacher on Instagram and Facebook.  Come see more ways on how you can #ColorizeYourClassroom. Then over the next 19 days after that, look for my teacher-blogger friends to share even MORE ideas.  Have fun!  How do you #ColorizeYourClassroom?  I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects!!

xo, April