So when I find an opportunity for teachers to add color to their classroom without using a color printer, I know I have to share it. And when I wake myself up in the middle of the night, because I can see how this color will help you differentiate your instruction, well then I’m so delightedI can hardly contain myself.
. . .and counting and making patterns . . .
. . . and using creatively for a name activity. Oh yeah, this is going in my first week of school plans for sure. My kinder friends are going to LOVE these colors.
. . . or you can print the frame on an Astrobright color and the number portion off on white. Glue the white on top of the colored frame and laminate. These numbers will correspond with the numbers that are next to the student groups. So if a group of students have a 6 next to their group of names, that’s the station they will attend.
I am going to demonstrate with a simple number order lesson. I’ve given you a map below to kind of show you the process of tiering an activity. ( It’s just a visual, to show you how it’s done. I certainly don’t do this with every lesson.)
In your lesson plan book, it might be an entry in your math stations that looks like this:
When student Group 6 heads to their math station, this is what they will see. Everyone knows which materials are theirs, because they are separated by clear poly envelopes and labeled by with an Astrobrights corresponding colored mega dot.
It’s just a simple laminated dot taped to a poly envelope, but it’s a great visual for students to know ‘I am orange, I use the materials in the orange envelope.’
I just used my circle paper punch to make them.
Let’s say you wanted all your student so use the same answer sheet, but use different ranges of numbers for this activity.
Instead, inside their drawer this is what they would see. By using Astrobrights papers to colorize the spinner cards, you can easily distinguish between the different groups. (You’d want a couple more spinner cases for those groups with more than one tier attending.)
Students can load their spinner case with their appropriate spinner, and you will know that they are working at their own level of readiness.
Maria Manore says
Oh my goodness, you are so TALENTED at differentiating your instruction. LOVE all of your ideas!
Mrs. Armstrong says
Re-entry Red is my favorite. Thanks for taking the time to make your posts so applicable and helpful. I love reading it!
Cheryl E. says
Thank you for posting all these ideas! I love all your differentiating ideas using color! My favorite is blue, green and purple!
Blue is my favorite color but I love all of them together!!!
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Mrs. A says
1. I worship you! 2. Seeing the rainbow of paper makes me make noises I didn’t know I made. 3. Purple. 4. Wow….brain spinning!
Laura Jeffris says
Blue and purple are my favorite colors! I can’t wait to make the differentiated spinners!
Doreen Bednarski says
Pink & green are my favorites in the AstroBrite.
Heather Nance says
Love the greens!
Heather Hollands says
I’m always drawn to lime green.
Kourtney Payton says
Pink is my favorite color!!
Mrs. Payton’s Precious Kindergarteners
Sue Lattea says
My favorite color is hot pink!
A Rainbow of Teaching
Linda Matsumoto says
I love the blues!
Heidi K. says
This is why I follow your blog!! Your ideas make visual and functional sense and are so easy to incorporate into my classroom. (it doesn’t hurt that you host fabulous giveaways either). I am already a color code nut and use teal and purple to coordinate as much as possible.
There are sooooo many beautiful colors that’s it’s hard to choose, but I LOVE the bright pink!
Debbie Clement says
I’m all about mixing them ALL together!!!! I guess if I was forced to choose it would be the HOT orange!
I love blue greens!
Pamela Spann says
I don’t really have a favorite color. Different colors appeal to my at different times and in different situations.
Erin Blecki says
My favorite color is PINK! But I love the turquoise paper! And the way you use the paper to differentiate is just pure genius!
Creating & teaching
Karen H says
My favorite color is green.
My favorite color is turquoise!
Love all the colors! Thanks for the great ideas!
I LOVE all their colors – but I’m partial to pinks and yellows!
MaMa Goose’s Kindergarten
Miss Bonnie says
Those are some great ideas you’ve shown. LOVE paper and could use it in my preschool classroom.
Maureen Antoski says
Love them all but I’m partial to lime green lol! Thanks for explaining with visuals!
Angel Norman says
There are so many beautiful colors to love that’s it’s hard to choose, but I LOVE the aqua!
Miranda Jackson says
love your site and your ideas! Thank you!
Cheyenne Gilbert says
I love lime green! I just love your centers!
Crystal Winter says
I love the idea of the differentiated work for the students. Will need to do this for sure. If you have tips I would love to know them. Or any materials you could share. email@example.com
Rebecca Thompson says
Love all these great paper colors. Green is by far my favorite, though 🙂
Karen Rowland says
My favorite colors are yellow and green!
Adventures With Firsties
Jennifer K. says
What a great way to differentiate work! My favorite color is blue, but all of those colors look amazing!
Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten
Amanda Byerly says
The blues and greens are my favorites, but I honestly like all of the colors!
Brandy Ferguson says
I love any aqua, pink, purple color….especially when they’re BRIGHT colors & card stock makes it even better!!
Sarah Parker-Walker says
These ideas are great!!! I love the hearts for nameplates. My favorite color is green!
Maggi Turgeau says
This is my favorite paper to use. So many colors to choose from!
Blue is my favorite color.
Mara Leppaluoto says
Each year I choose a different color as my favorite. This year I have chosen turquoise.
Great ideas! Green is my favorite color
Thank you for this Giveaway and for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. I love all shades of blue.
I love all of your differentiation activities, That is one thing I really want to get better at. I love green, anything green
Traci Bender says
My favorite color is teal or turquoise.
Love the teal and lime!
Carrie Lemke says
where did you find the clear poly envelopes?
Carrie Lemke says
Forgot my favorite color is orbit orange!
My favorite color is blue! 🙂
Julie Davis says
I love the pinks and purples! And all of the other colors! 🙂
annie ramos says
Mrs. Rivet says
I love all your ideas for organizing differentiation. Using color is such fun!
I love hot pink!
What an exciting giveaway! My favorite color is the light purple!
Learning at the Teacher Table
Love the pink and green…and purple too!
Emily Schaumann says
My favorite color is pink! I’m setting up my first kindergarten classroom right now and I could definitely use some great paper!
My favorite colors are green and purple! 🙂 Depending on the day, I might prefer one over the other. Today is more of a green day… 🙂
Liesl in VA
alissa apel says
I like red-orange
How could you choose just one color? My classroom is yellow, turquoise, and lime green. So I guess I would choose those colors!!
Jennifer Taylor says
They all look like any teacher’s dream, but, I LOVE the lime green (with the dark orange)!
J Speck says
If I had to pick just one color it would be done shade of purple…but everything in my classroom I’d in rainbow order so it would be hard to pick just one!! Thanks for this giveaway!
Kristin Cappelli says
Starting to work in my classroom today!
Kristin Cappelli says
My favorite color is purple, bought two new chairs for the adults, both purple!
Cheryl Irick says
I love teal! Thanks for sharing how you set up your math stations.
What a great way to differentiate! Thanks for sharing. I love astrobrights.
oops, I hit enter to soon. 🙂 I love the teal & purple.
My favorite color is cornflower blue!
– Kelly 🙂
Mrs. Campbell’s Kids
Emily Nichole says
I’ve always loved soft pinks
Abbey Floyd says
I love all the yellows!!!
Purple is my favorite color.
Green is my favorite color!
I love all the astrobrights colors but my favorite is pink!
Where did you find the arrows for the spinners? It’s the first time I see them. Thanks!
They are transparent spinners. I simply tape them to the cd case.