Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Perpetual Post It Note Calendar

I'm going to show you how I created a Post It Note Calendar that can be used year after year. 

Since you probably already know by now that I'm a teacher, it probably won't surprise you if I tell you that I love school supplies. My favorite school supply ever is the wonderful Post It Note. With all of those colors, sizes, and shapes they are absolute perfection.

I wanted to make a big wall calendar for the entire school year so I can see everything all at once. So after scouring Pinterest I found a lot of examples of calendars made of post it notes...here they are.
I used a combination of what I saw on Pinterest, and combined it with printing on Post It Notes which I saw here on Pinterest.

I bought 2 of these Post It Note Color Cubes at Target. I really like the gray color and figured that I could use the brightly colored ones for special days and holidays.

So I took large sheets of paper and started laying out the gray Post It Note squares for Monday through Friday. (My paper had a very faint blue grid that helped me line them up almost perfectly.)

I sent it to get it laminated so that I could use it year after year and so I could put the dates on it with a dry erase marker.

I then set up a template for the days of the week and holidays so I could print those out on the colored Post It Notes. I know it sounds crazy but you can print on a Post It Note. 

You just need to know which way the paper feeds through your printer. If you want to use my templates, they are for sale here on my Teachers Pay Teachers website.

(You may want to print up the days of the week and put them on the calendar before you get it laminated)

the first page of the template file

To use the templates, you have to print it out on a regular sheet of paper, 

then put Post It Notes on top of each square and then put the paper back into the feed tray of your printer. 

Make sure that you figure out which way the paper feeds through or you will end up jamming your printer with those Post It Notes.

Now, every year you can renumber your calendar and move only the post it notes that may change, many will stay the same.

Do you have a creative way to use Post It Notes?

Originally posted on ballinwithballing.blogspot.com

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