Let’s talk sticky notes, one of the joys of visiting an office supply store. These removable wonders come in all shapes and sizes—stars, circles, squares and more.
And the colors! We’re no longer limited to pastels (although I actually prefer pastels or light neon colors for most notes). I love the selection but be aware that dark colors may require a permanent marker for the writing to show up well.
And speaking of colors, you can assign a different color to each child or type of task.
Here are some ideas for using sticky notes in your homeschool:
- Stick a note on a textbook with the details of an assignment for the day or the week.
- Line up sticky notes on the edge of a countertop or cabinet, with chores, school assignments or other information.
- Scribble a short task list (or grocery list) on a note.
- Keep them next to the computer to write quick notes, codes, links, etc.
- Stick them on a marker board to cover an answer for a game show quiz.
- Stick them on a marker board to cover points during a lecture, remove as you come to the point (sort of low-tech Power Point!).
- Use them as temporary flash cards.
- Write a “secret mission” on a sticky note and have your child carry it with them all day (this works well for phonics, new words and math facts).
- In rows, write math answers on a sheet of paper, then write the matching math problems on a sticky note. Have your child say the answer then peek to see if they got it right.
- Or write math facts on a sheet of paper (spaced in rows) and the ones your child knows, cover with a note. Study the uncovered facts, then cover some more!
I’m sure you can come up with some other ways to use sticky notes in your homeschool or otherwise. Share them below….