On Fridays, I give quizzes using said Post-it notes. They are always on Post-its, always five questions long, and I always give one point for trying and one point for being correct. Why? Because my turtle-doves are horrified by tests. While it is clearly my job to ease this horri-fi-cation, it is also my job to assess what they have learned. So... I assess with pretty, colorful, non-threatening post-it notes. Super-stickyness comes in handy as I keep track of them to put them in the grade book.
This week, I handed out one post-it note too many. Since they were wasted anyway* I said "Oops. You don't need that one. Just write me something nice on it." So they did.
|We are working on spelling next week...|
*Note--the sticky-ness decreases with each use, you know. This renders them less useful once unstuck from the pad and re-stuck on a student desk. Especially because each kiddo has the compulsion to un-stick and re-stick the note after it has been placed on their desk--sometimes multiple times. I know this, you see, because I have experience with the use and re-use of Super-Sticky Post-It notes. It's one of my super powers. Get it? Super? As in Super-Sticky Post-it Notes? Get it?