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Who doesn't love Post-its? Or, as I like to call them, 'stickies'? I love them. My students love them even more. It's on our supply list to bring in a 3-pack of Post-it's, which I collect, and they are gone by December! As long as they're being put to good use and not being wasted, I don't mind restocking.
We use stickies for everything! They probably get put to the most use when "Checking for Understanding," one of the Sisters first items on the CAFE menu. If a student has a comprehension goal, students typically start out practicing checking for understanding by writing a short summary about what they read after every few pages of their book. It's very easy for me to tell if a student is comprehending by taking a quick peek at their stickies.
I have also used stickies as an interactive bulletin board. When I taught fifth grade (I didn't do this in 4th-not sure why, maybe I'll do it this year) I had a genre bulletin board. Of course, this was before I started blogging and I had no use for pictures-sorry! I think the title was "Reading Across Genres"-creative, I know. I digress, I'll never be as creative as all the other awesome bloggers out there. Anyways, I had my genre posters hanging up and as my students read a book in a certain genre, they wrote it on a stickie and posted it next to the correct genre poster. It was a great way for students to be thinking about genre all year long, served as a book recommendation board, and it became something the students interacted with, rather than blending in with the rest of the classroom walls.
We use stickies for millions of other things, but these are my two favorite stickie uses!