April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Post-It Notes

Time for Wordless Wednesday hosted by Miss DeCarbo of Sugar and Spice... LOVE this linky!



Do you use Post-It Notes in your classroom? If so, how?



27 comments:

  1. I love this linky too! I don't really have a lot of ideas for post-its other than playing stinky feet and using them on my critical information poster, so I'll be checking back to see what everyone else posts! :)

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    1. OK, Lisa! I am curious... What is Stinky Feet? Sounds like something my boys would enjoy!

      Angela

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    2. It's a game where you draw a foot on the board and put sticky notes with point values on the undersides. When a student answers a questions correctly, he/she gets to choose a sticky note that has the amount of points they have earned for their team. The stinky part is that some of the stickies say MINUS a certain number of points! :)

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    3. My kiddos will LOVE this! I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

      A.

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  2. Exit tickets to assess learning! Everyone gets a post-it, answers a question, and places it on the board by the learning target. I can quickly look at the answers and decide who needs additional instruction.

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  3. I really like this idea, Deb! I think I could make it work for all the classes that I teach, perhaps having one board for each grade. Hmmm? You've got me thinking!

    Angela

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  4. I have recently used them for "What Stuck with You?", but I have also used the tiny ones for spelling words for them. I kind of LOVE my post its and try not to use them frivolously. I think I am crazy!
    Stacey
    Teaching Ever After

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    1. I had to chuckle when I read your comment! I have quite the collection of Post-Its... all colors, all sizes, all shapes. I don't think I could possibly EVER run out, yet I keep buying more. My kiddos call me the Post-It Queen!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Angela

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  5. LOVE sticky notes! We have a GOOGLE IT! board. Kiddos can write a question ( practice sentences ..) & place it on the board. No names on them. During transitions...lining up, putting materials away, etc...I grab 2 notes & GOOGLE it! Questions such as...How many teeth does an alligator have? What is at the bottom of the ocean? Where do bats live? My kiddos LOVE IT! Thanks! Wendy 1stgradefireworks

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    1. This is a GREAT idea! I'm so glad that you shared it! I can see all of my classes enjoying it, even my eighth graders. THANKS!

      Angela

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  6. I don't currently use them, but after reading so many good things about them I may have to start.
    Sara
    Frampton's FUNdamentals

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    1. Post-Its are so versatile, and like Jessica says below... Kids go nuts over them... even eighth graders! Give them a try, you won't be sorry!

      So happy that you stopped by!
      Angela

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  7. Great use for Post-Its. We LOVE Post-Its, too.
    We love to do Venn Diagram, comparison sorts, and exit slips with Post-Its. Who knows why, but kids are nuts over those things!!

    Jessica
    First Grade Nest

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    1. I so agree with you... Kids are nuts about them! My eighth graders LOVE to use them! I can ask them to answer a question on a piece of paper and they moan and groan. Yet if I ask them to answer that same question on a post-it and POOF... all done, lickety-split, no complaint! Whatever works, right?

      Enjoy the rest of your week,
      Angela

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  8. yes, for whatever we can.
    yesterday, they made a graph with them.

    love your use of them in that picture!

    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth! Would you believe that with as many things that I use Post-Its for I don't think I've had the kiddos do a graph. That's another to add to my list.
      Thanks for the suggestion!

      Angela

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  9. We use sticky notes during reading. Students identify story elements such as character traits, setting, problem/solution, etc.

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    1. This is one of my favorite uses also! I like the fact that kids can place the post-its right in/on the text evidence in their books. So much easier than trying to keep track on paper.

      Have a great week,
      Angela

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  10. Love! We learn a "fancy" word each day and the kids write the word of the day on a post it and stick it on their behavior calendar to use sometime that evening with their family. :) Thanks for linking up!! :)

    Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice

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    1. ANOTHER great idea! I especially like the home/school connection! This is important even for big kids. Thanks so much for sharing.

      Angela

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  11. I use post it notes for our exit tickets. I have squares with each student's number stapled to the wall. When we do our exit tickets, the students write their answers on the post it notes and put them in the square with their number.

    Jasmine
    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

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    1. I REALLY must think about instituting something like this with my middle schoolers. I think it would work great having a separate board for each class. It's quick, simple, and seems QUITE effective! Thanks for stopping by and sharing... and for the push to try exit tickets.

      Angela

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  12. I love all these great ideas! :) I use sticky notes all of the time as well. I have used them as a way for kiddos to respond to their books. They write their response on the sticky note (their thoughts...prediction, inference, connection, character traits, etc.) and then place it on the page that they were reading at the time. They also help me stay on top of my kiddos for their work. If they don't finish something, I have them write their name and quick note of the incomplete work they have. It has helped me tremendously this year! What a great idea to post this! Thanks for sharing!

    Jamie
    3 Teacher Chicks

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    1. Oh my! LOVIN' that idea of using the post-its for missing work. Thank you for yet another great post-it idea!

      Angela

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  13. In my fourth grade class, we have Quick Write sentence starters on desks. After a read aloud, kids use the sentence starters to write a one sentence reflection on a Post It. Since my kids have class numbers, they stick their Post It to their number on a chart in the classroom. This is awesome because I can immediately see who is still working, and it is semi-anonymous!
    -Meg
    TalesandTeacherisms

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    1. LOVIN' this idea also!!!! SOOOOO many good uses for these little marvels!

      Do you have trouble with students "picking off" the sentence starters? How do you have them on your desks? What are some of the starters? I would REALLY like to try this! Thanks soooo much for sharing!

      Angela

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  14. I use Post-its all the time; I just love them. The two most common uses in my classroom are tracking thinking about reading and exit tickets.

    Have a great weekend!
    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth

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