31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

This week I decided to focus on New Year's Activities/Resolutions! These are some great products to get your students about writing some personal goals for the remainder of the year.  I loved doing this with my students because it also gave them a chance to learn about goals and setting personal goals.  A lot of my students excelled in so many aspects of their lives because they gave themselves a goal, pushed themselves, and worked hard for their achievements.  Hopefully these products can help out with that!

By: Michelle Chan

Subjects: English Language Arts 
Grade Levels: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool 
Resource Types: Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables 

New Year's Resolution pages: This packet includes 3 versions of writing New Year goals that appeal to students at different grade levels. There are also two sets of each: one for girls and one for boys.

By: Linda Kamp

Subjects: Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year 
Grade Levels: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool 
Resource Types: Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas 
Cost: $3.50 

This January printable contains 2-4 days of mini-lessons and activities for your students to learn about the history of the New Year's resolution and to write some resolutions of their own!

By: The Busy Class

Subjects: Life Skills, Winter, The New Year 
Grade Levels: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool 
Resource Types: Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables 
Cost: $2.50 

A new year (or a new school year) is a great time to turn over a new leaf, try new things, and end bad habits. Right around winter break (or at the beginning of a new school year) have a class discussion about resolutions. Brainstorm goals that are attainable and share some of your own. Have students create foldable and then hang for others to read.

By: The Lesson Plan Diva

Subjects: Creative Writing, For All Subject Areas 
Grade Levels: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 
Resource Types: Activities 
Cost: $3.00 

 Help your students bring in the new year with this cute craftivity. The students can write about what their resolutions are for 2015. There is also a "My Goals for the New Year writing prompt included. They make the face template to look like themselves. They can use construction paper or a hair template that is provided. Hair templates are provided for a boy and a girl. There are 2 brainstorming graphic organizers included. ( I will update this yearly with the correct current new year if you purchase.) There are handwriting and ruled lines provided.

By: Clutter-Free Classroom

Subjects: English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing 
Grade Levels: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 
Resource Types: Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers 
Cost: $3.75 

This is a great activity for the month of January as it focuses on resolutions or as I referred to them with my class...goals.

By: Anne Hofmann 1st Grade

Subjects: Basic Operations, The New Year
Grade Levels: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Resource Types: Worksheets, Projects, Printables
Cost: $2.00

 Welcome your students back to school in 2015 with these fun activities. Use as your first bulletin board of the new year.

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What are you looking forward
to use in your classroom for New Year's?


  1. Stephanie, believe it or not I've never done anything in the classroom for New Year's. I go back to school on Monday and I really appreciate these inspiring ideas. The month of January can be a little dreary in Maryland, and I can see how this could motivate the children to set meaningful goals for themselves. I do have a TPT store that features some very neat winter products:

    Writing Picture Prompts - Winter

    Winter Sight Word Board Games

    1 to 20 Winter Bingo

    I don't know if this is what you're looking for in your Fishing for More TPT Products Showcase, but I appreciate you taking the time to put all of this information together.

    Happy New Year!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

    1. Thank you for sharing! I will definitely check out your TPT store and see if anything inspires me for an upcoming showcase!