Happy Birthday Post It! 35 Ideas for the Classroom

Today marks the 35th birthday of the Post It Note, which was born on April 6, 1980. In celebration, we share 35 ways we have seen the Post It used successfully in classrooms!

  1. As an exit ticket: students writing down their biggest takeaway from a lesson or unit!

what stuck with you

  1. What is the question? Have students come up with the question for a posted answer. Think Jeopardy!

WhatIsQuestion

  1. Flagging strategies for reading comprehension

ReadingNotes

  1. Creating a countdown calendar to motivate students!

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  1. Creating interchangeable assignments for a choice board for early finishers

Choice Board

  1. Organizing to do lists (or lesson plans)

LessonPlans

  1. Creating equations with food or candy

Steps_Addition_03

  1. Creating an equation to provide math problem for a stated answer. The answer is 18. What is an equation that equals 18?

Post an Equation

  1. Multiple Post It’s can help students make a flipbook

Flipbook

  1. Creating and easily rearranging your seating chart

SeatingChart

  1. Creating a timeline

timeline_02

  1. Notes of positivity for colleagues or students!

Positivity

  1. Creating artwork!

post-it-art1

  1. Creating bar graphs to represent data

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  1. Measuring Area

Area

  1. Post It Note Sudoku

Post-It-Note-Sudoku

  1. Create an Idea Wall!

Ideas

  1. Creating a calendar

Calendar

  1. Using synonym sunflowers for word choice!

Synonym_07

  1. Wonder Wall – Have students post questions that they wonder about.

I-Wonder-Wall

  1. Labeling items for ELL students

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  1. Creating compound words

CompoundWord_05

  1. Storyboarding when preparing to write

Storyboard

  1. Filling in a Venn Diagram

venn_diagram_03

  1. Completing research

Research

  1. Vocabulary Match

Vocab_05

  1. Citing evidence when reading

CitingEvidence

  1. Visualizing fractions

Fractions_06

  1. Reading response questions

novel quick wr

  1. Close Reading

CloseReading

  1. Student monitoring and assessment notes

StudentSkills 03

  1. Making a Word Wall

WordWall

  1. Students self-monitoring their progress

Self-Monitoring Rubric

  1. Creating self-checking math problems for students

Answer Key

  1. Creating a Boggle Bulletin Board

Boggle

For more ideas, check out http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/PostItNA/Home/Ideas/Education/

Share your best Post It activities and strategies in the comment section below!

by Rich Czyz @RACzyz

 

References

Pictures from:

Post It Ideas from 3M http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/PostItNA/Home/Ideas/

http://www.theteachertreasury.com/other-helpful-links/what-stuck-with-you-today-awesome-end-of-the-day-activity

http://dogdaysofmath.com/category/uncategorized/

http://www.examiner.com/article/teaching-students-to-become-active-readers

https://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards

http://blessedinfirst.blogspot.com/2015/01/erin-condren-teacher-planner-lesson.html

Post-It, Prove It! An Exit Ticket Strategy

http://www.downvids.net/post-it-flip-book-movie-awesome-work-475798.html

http://teacherteacherideclare.blogspot.com/2013/01/seating-chart-possibilities.html

http://taexhibitions.blogspot.com/2013/03/sticky-note-art.html

http://www.pyppewithandy.com/pyp-pe-blog/archives/02-2014

http://www.brit.co/post-it-diys/

Wondering how to allow students the freedom to explore their passions?

Video Prototyping

http://applefortheteach.blogspot.com/2014/04/writing-biographies-how-we-research-and.html

http://readingwritingtrail.weebly.com/-reading-workshop-independent-daily-reading.html

http://heckethornschool.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=226924&type=d&pREC_ID=441390&hideMenu=1

http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=87348

http://pinnest.net/creative-thoughts/

http://eslcandy.blogspot.com/

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