Post-it Dry Erase Surface Review

My classroom has many different areas for flexible seating. Three of those areas have tables of various sizes with dry erase contact paper on them.  These three areas are favorite areas for my students.  They love practicing math facts, vocabulary words, doodling, etc. on the tables.  The only problem is that the dry erase contact paper is a mess!

The dry-erase ink no longer erases, and students have picked at the contact paper so much that the edges are rolled up.  I'm always on the lookout for a better solution to the contact paper.  Post-it now has a dry erase surface, and I was asked by Shoplet.com Office Supplies to review the product.
The Post-it Dry Erase Surface with Adhesive Backing comes with the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface, eraser cloth, and directions for hanging.
The first thing I noticed about the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface was how thick it was.  This is much different than the dry-erase contact paper.  I found the directions easy to follow.  Post-it suggests that two people hang the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface.  It definitely took two people to hang it!  The Surface measures 36"x24" and would be difficult to hang by yourself.  I decided to hang the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface on my classroom door because my walls are a rough cinderblock.  I was afraid this would ruin the Surface.

I placed the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface low enough for my students to be able to sit on the floor to write on it.  I was really happy with how smooth it was writing on the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface and how well all the ink erased.


Even colored dry-erase markers were completely erased from the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface.

I was definitely pleased with the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface!  My plan is to replace all of the dry-erase contact paper with the Post-it Dry-Erase Surface.  You can find the Post-it Dry Erase and other 3M products on Shoplet.com.  Shoplet also offers cleaning supplies, medical supplies, and office furniture.

Focus

One of my favorite activities to do with my students after winter break is to have them choose a word to help motivate them for the remainder of the school year.  I always choose a word with them.  Thanks to Michael Friermood we made a cute bulletin board in January to display our words.

This year my word is focus.  My life has been pulled in so many different directions lately that I've lost focus on some of the things that make me feel happy and productive.  I really need to take time for myself.  This is easier said than done!  If I don't schedule it, it is likely not to happen.  I decided that I needed to find a planner that would help organize my life.  Luck would have it that Freedom Mastery contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing one of their Dated Deluxe 2018 Planners.  Freedom Mastery is a small start-up company dedicated to giving people beautiful tools to get back to writing, goal setting and chasing their purpose and passion.  

The planner comes in 6 different colors.  I chose the rose gold planner.  It's closer to the color below.  I'm not sure why the top picture looks so pink?  This planner is much larger than daily planners that I am used to.  It measures 7.5 X 11 and has a beautiful design on the cover.

You can read all about the planner here on their website.  There are so many amazing parts to this planner.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Directions on how to use the planner

Five sheets of stickers to use in the planner




Colorful fold-out pages to help with action steps and goal setting

 Weekly reflection pages

Monthly reflection pages

In a nutshell, this planner is amazing!  I'm very excited about using it to help me focus.  I want to make a point to schedule time in my busy schedule for daily exercise and reflection.  I also want to set goals for completing all of the products I have started for my Teachers Pay Teachers store that I just haven't had time to finish.  Stay tuned for updates on how the planner is working for me!

Freedom Mastery is offering a 10% discount if you would like to purchase one of their planners for yourself!