It's that time again…time to find out how I (and other SLPs/educators) use common items found in classrooms/therapy rooms!! I know it is summer but some work summer school, and others just have fun browsing Pinterest/blogs to get ideas for next school year. Either way, enjoy!!
This months topic: POST-ITS!! I LOOOOVE post-its!! Whether it is to just quickly put a memo, reminder and even use them during speech sessions!!
Here are some ways I have used Post-Its in my therapy room…
By cutting post-its into smaller pieces (or purchase them already like that), you can easily make a quick note-taking strategy for students while reading texts. I like to have students stop after reading/listening to a paragraph at a time. I check for understanding by asking “what was it all about?” My students know by now that I am looking for the main idea. Then, they can write the main ideas on their post-its and stick it to the side of the page/paper. They can easily remove all of their post-its after to help write a summary or use them to locate answers to comprehension questions without having to re-read the entire text! They love this strategy!
I always have a stack of index cards and post-its near my therapy table. It is a great way to easily create a visual when necessary. What would make me pick the post-it over the index card?! I can easily stick it to a page or table! This is great for students that want to move it out of the way! Ha! Check out below some samples of how I've used this:
I recently blogged about how I used these fun Mustache Post-its that I found at Staples. Click HERE to learn more about it!
How do you use Post-its?! Do you use them in therapy or more for organizational purposes?! Check out below how other SLP/bloggers use post-its!! Also, stay tuned to next months topic! Gather up your ideas to use for next school year!!