Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

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 for an Organized Back to School

 

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.

Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

 

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.

Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

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

Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

PickyKidPix’s job as cox is to warm up the rowers. Here’s her commands to get them going:

Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

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.

Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

 

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!

Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

 

How are you using Post-it notes? Are your kids fighting over them too?

Post It Notes for an Organized Back to School

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

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  1. I love post it notes and never leave home without them!
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