There was jubilation in my house when I told my kids that I was doing a sponsored post for Post-it Brand and 3M but it quickly shifted into a battle zone.
“I want the Post-it notes,” chimed my son.
“I need the Post-it notes for school,” claimed PickyKidPix.
“Don’t touch that package until I blog,” I warned my kids.
Post-it Notes make everything better! This is how we use them:
We use them to learn new vocabulary. Writing out a sentence helps PickyKidPix learn to use the word correctly and hopefully, it seals in the word into her long term memory. We have been working hard on her SAT vocabulary cards and are now on the letter D words!
Post-it Notes make great bookmarks because they don’t fall out of the book while you are reading it. This particular lime green Post-it Note has made it through my son’s summer reading book list from book to book. We need to read three books for summer reading homework assigned by his 5th grade teachers but we hope this particular bookmark makes it through five books.
PickyKidPix is learning to row as a coxswain. Post-it Brand tabs are helping to keep her organized. Her rowing coach asked her to bring a notebook to practice so she could write down the commands she is learning.
The most important command is how to stop the boat! There are other important things to know like the terms of the boat which I had forgotten even though I was a coxswain in college.
Stop = Wayenough
I think I learned it with a Boston accent because I would yell, “Way Nuff.” My daughter is speaking proper English with her rowers!
Port: left side of the boat
Starboard: right side of the boat
Stern: back end of the boat
Bow: front end of the boat
PickyKidPix’s job as cox is to warm up the rowers. Here’s her commands to get them going:
She has to keep track of the positions of each rower so she can call them in and out when she wants to row by less than 8 rowers. I vaguely remember doing this in college. It’s a dance of calling out a pair to stop rowing while simultaneously calling in a new pair to begin.
Grasshopper and Sensei is still away at sleepaway camp so I had only two kids fighting over the package from Post-it Brand and 3M. You’d think that they could divide it up amicably but both claimed they needed the small square Post-It notes. Thank goodness we could divide that one up!
How are you using Post-it notes? Are your kids fighting over them too?
This is NOT a sponsored post.