A Bright New Partnership

A Bright New Partnership:  As most of you know, I love color.  I love my colorful classroom.  I can’t go anywhere without colorful pens and markers.  And I’ve been accused of being a bit of a color paper hoarder.  My favorite paper to hoard?  Astrobrights, of course!!  Having a love of their paper, you can imagine how excited I was to be asked to be part of their 2016 Bright Mind, Astrobrights’ Edublogger Ambassador Program.  I couldn’t be any more excited to bring you ideas of how to incorporate color into your classroom along with some other pretty exciting stuff that’s coming soon!

Astrobrights Paper Clean Desk Reward FI

Here is a fun little FREEBIE incentive for your students to keep their tables/desks clean.  I got the cutest (Kohl’s Cares) Leo Leonni Chameleon (from the book A Color of His Own) and thought it would be a perfect incentive for my students to keep their areas clean.  It works a lot like the “desk fairy” only this Clean Chameleon makes his visit and stays all day!  Every so often, I will choose a group of desks (I don’t have tables -insert sad face-) that are organized and neat…I reward them with these cute little notes and the Clean Chameleon.  He prefers to hang out on the cleanest of clean desks and tables, he’s a bit OCD! (but I don’t tell the kids that!)

Clean Desk Incentive

You can get your FREEBIE {HERE}.  To print these, I used Celestial Blue, Outrageous Orchid, Martian Green, Lift-Off Yellow, and Fireball Fuchsia Astrobrights Papers.  Aren’t the names awesome?

Astrobrights Papers

Bright Minds

I am also super excited to be joining a great team of teacher bloggers that include Maria from KindercrazeReagan from Tunstall Teaching TidbitsMarsha from Differentiated KindergartenJodi from Fun in First and April from A Modern Teacher.  We cannot wait to share with you all the ways you can use color in your classroom (and beyond!)


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 each of us are and why we love color!  To learn more about the Bright Minds, visit The Power of Paper HERE.  Here are some of my past creations with Astrobrights Papers:

Astrobrights paper ideas

Clean Desk Reward

Hope this post inspires you to add some color to your classroom!


  1. Awesome! Your classroom has always been my favorite! I told my neighbor teacher to not look at your blog be used she’d know where I get my decor ideas from! Hahaha

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