I finally have something to share today for Made 4 Math. Yesterday instead of cleaning my bedroom closet like I should have, I started playing around with trying to figure out how to make a template to be able to print directly onto post-its. I have seen such cute ideas of printing on post-its, but none really applied to what I would use in my classroom.
After a couple hours of trial and error and several wasted post-its, I achieved success. I am so excited at the endless possibilities of being able to print on post-its. I plan on printing out some post-its for formative assessment and math workshop. I will be sure to post photos of what I do.
This is the template I created in Power Point. I basically created a 3x3 square using the shape tool (although PP would not let me create a perfect 3x3 but it was close enough. Make sure you duplicate that slide a few times so you do not have to start over when you mess up your squares (and mess up I did, several times!). Once you have your page ready to print you must go back and get rid of the lines on the slide you are printing by putting no fill and no line. This is very important or the lines will show up on your post-it. Now if you made your square big enough so it won't print on the post-it then you won't have to worry.
Place your post-its on top of your template and then print away. Do not forget to delete the line and fill from your square you made.
I am so excited at the possibilities of what I can print on post-its! I am no printable expert so if I can figure this all out on my own I'm sure you can too! If you make something be sure to leave a link in the comments. I would love to check it out.