For the past couple of years, I’ve really loved printing various visual supports for my therapy sessions onto Post It notes. They’re great because I can stick them in student notebooks, directly onto assignments, and they’re disposable! This hack helps me keep my therapy material organization simple and organized for each student.
I’ve gotten a ton of questions about how I do it so I thought I’d share a short tutorial here.
First things first, I don’t do this on my school printer. It might be possible, but that printer stresses me out! Instead, I use my home printer which is an HP OfficeJet Pro 8715. I use HP Instant Ink for monthly printing and absolutely love it.
To start, I print a template onto a blank sheet of paper. It will look something like this:
Then, I stick a Post It note onto each box. I try to line them up as best as possible!
Last, I put this paper back into my printer and print the visual supports directly onto the Post It notes.
It always takes some hard thinking and trial and error to make sure I’m feeding the paper back in correctly but once you get it, it’s so easy! It should look like this once you’re finished!
In case you’re curious, the visual support shown is included in my Compare and Contrast packet. It includes several different Post It notes visuals!
You can also download a FREE template that I’ve used to print on Post It notes by clicking here. PS: It’s uses PowerPoint so you’ll need that program in order to use it!
Hope that helps! Happy printing!
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