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!
- As an exit ticket: students writing down their biggest takeaway from a lesson or unit!
- What is the question? Have students come up with the question for a posted answer. Think Jeopardy!
- Flagging strategies for reading comprehension
- Creating a countdown calendar to motivate students!
- Creating interchangeable assignments for a choice board for early finishers
- Organizing to do lists (or lesson plans)
- Creating equations with food or candy
- Creating an equation to provide math problem for a stated answer. The answer is 18. What is an equation that equals 18?
- Multiple Post It’s can help students make a flipbook
- Creating and easily rearranging your seating chart
- Creating a timeline
- Notes of positivity for colleagues or students!
- Creating artwork!
- Creating bar graphs to represent data
- Measuring Area
- Post It Note Sudoku
- Create an Idea Wall!
- Creating a calendar
- Using synonym sunflowers for word choice!
- Wonder Wall – Have students post questions that they wonder about.
- Labeling items for ELL students
- Creating compound words
- Storyboarding when preparing to write
- Filling in a Venn Diagram
- Completing research
- Vocabulary Match
- Citing evidence when reading
- Visualizing fractions
- Reading response questions
- Close Reading
- Student monitoring and assessment notes
- Making a Word Wall
- Students self-monitoring their progress
- Creating self-checking math problems for students
- Creating a Boggle Bulletin Board
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
Post It Ideas from 3M http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/PostItNA/Home/Ideas/