We've been working on using post-it notes in my room. In the past, I've introduced them much earlier in the year. This year, I waited until after the winter break and I'm so glad I did. I feel like the kids are really using them with a purpose now. It's also given us time to work on our peer discussion skills. I love the conversations I'm hearing between students around the room.
"Excuse me, I need help with this word (on a post-it note). I've already tried to find familiar chunks."
"I put this word on a post-it note because I don't know what it means. Will you do a vocabulary wheel with me?"
Here is the anchor chart we made to introduce how to use post-it notes.