Sunday, May 19, 2013

Indy Blog Hop and Post-it Template Freebie!!

Welcome to the Indy Blog Hop!  In Indiana, the month of May is always a a time of excitement!  As mentioned in a previous post this month, the Mini Marathon is the kick off to the month of May here in Indy.

If you're joining from Aimee's page over at Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks, welcome to my blog!  I was so excited to join in on this fun Indy Adventure full of freebies.  Once upon a time I was an Indy 500 Festival Princess and lived the month of May through a racing lens.  It was so much fun!  Here are a just couple of pictures that give you a glimpse of the excitement!

Some of the princesses with Marco Andretti...part of the legendary family!  

                    

              At the track for some practice laps!      Yes, we even got to race!  Flame-retardant suits and all!


Okay, back to teaching reality again!  As a part of my job I have the great opportunity to do a lot of professional development.  Our district is trying to "retool" our RtI program so that it is more intentional and aligned to our core instruction.  As a part of this, I have joined a team of people to provide full day PD sessions for a variety of educators in our district.  To organize myself, I needed some sort of organizational tool to help me set up...the problem is that all of these are being held outside of my building, so setting up early was not an option.  Being a planner, I was trying to control as much as possible.  As I was organizing my handouts, readings, activities, etc. I began using post-its on file folders to keep all of organized and easy to follow throughout the day.  Then I realized...WHY am I writing on my file folders and not just using post-its as the labels!  I'm constantly changing these and needing them for different things, so post-its make it flexible.















Here you can see my bag getting ready to go for the next day.  I have my folders organized by each part of the day, and marked with post-its.  For my next session, I can remove those post-its and change the different pieces.
                                                                                                 On the file on the right, I wrote my agenda, the chart papers I would need to create, and the materials I needed to bring.  I added to these as I continued to plan my day.  I also included all of my original copies so that if I needed more I could easily do that.

Then I was thinking...rather than having all one color, I could type and print up decorative post-its, theme based, subject based, or just fun designs!  So here is your copy too!




Here are the 3 x 3 post-it templates that I have created for you to print, put your own post-its on, and then send through the printer again to reprint these images!  It's as easy as pie, and your files will be so much more fun!  I wish I would have thought of this when I was planning my RTI sessions...they certainly would have been impressed with the design.  Hmmm...what kind of clipart goes with RtI?

From one Indy Blog Hopper to the next, I hope you race through this fun freebie adventure and learn from us fellow Hoosiers along the way!  Thanks for taking a pit stop at Run Teacher Run! Speed on to Heather's blog Teaching through Turbulence for your next stop by clicking on our Blog Hop button below.  Buckle up...you're in for a big treat as you continue around the track of Indy bloggers.



Gotta run!
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6 comments:

Elizabeth Hall said...

Very cute...thanks for sharing your pictures. Looks fun!
Elizabeth
Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

Brenda said...

Wow, Mary Beth! How cool to be one of the 500 princesses! That had to be such a fun season!
Thanks for sharing your Post It labels...so cool!

Brenda
Primary Inspired

Miss Wilson said...

Mary Beth, that's so neat you were a 500 princess. I've actually known 2 princesses myself. Thanks for the freebie Post It Labels they will be super helpful.


Miss Wilson
Twenty Something Teacher Tales

Nicole Swisher said...

Hi Mary Beth! I just had to introduce myself because I'm also an Indy blogger!! I'm pretty new, but I'm a 2nd grade teacher in Indy and am sooo excited I'm finding a lot of IN bloggers! I also LOVE the blog title and design! I love to run as well so this is great!

Nicole
All Things Apple in 2nd

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Alan Joe said...

Thanks for the post it labels.Being a teacher is a challenging and fun activity and I am sure that you are enjoying it to the maximum.