Adventures with Mrs. Key

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year 2013 Freebie

I have been enjoying the break. I've enjoyed it so much that I made a Happy New Year Freebie.
When we go back to school, we have two days to review. It seems like the perfect time to do some quick New Year Activities. I'm going to read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution. It is a really cute book!
 I made a resolution definition page to help my little loves understand the meaning behind making a New Year's Resolution. After reading the book, we will talk about all of the different resolutions the animals make. Then, we will use the 2013 foldable that's included in the packet to make four of our very own simple resolutions.
*Note: The 2013 foldable is not my original idea. When I first started teaching, a friend of mine shared the idea with me. I'm not sure where she got the idea from.
Under each flap, we will write...
2-In 2013, I want to learn ______.
0-In 2013, I will ______ to be a good friend.
1- In 2013, I will exercise by _______.
3- In 2013, I will help my mom and/or dad by _______.  
After making the foldable, we will write about our resolutions on the writing page.
I will print the circles for faces and the triangles for hats.
My kids can draw their face in the circle and decorate their hat as they would like.
To make a streamer, we will fold and glue a piece of construction paper into a long tube shape. I will give them some wrapping paper ribbon to make the streamer part.
The writing page and the face, hat, and streamer will all be glued to a long sheet of construction paper. We will hang those in the hallway.
Click the picture to check it out!

New Years Teaching Ideas


  1. Love seeing this book, thank you for sharing!!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  2. Thanks for the great freebie!! I love it!!

    Your newest follower!!,
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your link :) Dawn , your blog is just adorable! Thank you for the fabulous freebie. I am so thrilled to be your newest follower!

  4. I think that having a streamer on the front will make it all the more fun! What a great touch! Found you through TBA ;)
    -Leslie @KindergartenWorks

  5. Thanks so much for the freebie! New follower!
    Strive to Sparkle

    1. Thank you for following along. I'm glad you're here! :)

  6. Hello there. Thanks for finding and following my blog. I followed you right back!

  7. Wow! This freebie is INCREDIBLE! Thank you! I am pinning it to TBA's pinboard now :)

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment and for pinning it. I hope many teachers were able to use it. I know my class enjoyed it this week!

  8. Awesome freebie Dawn! Thanks for linking it up over at the New Year Blog Party on You joined up when there were only about 40 contributors! If you come back now you will find over 170 New Year freebies and paid items! Thanks again for taking part in the party, it was a great success!

    1. I enjoyed it. I'm glad it was such a huge success. Just imagine all the teachers who were able to snag all those freebies to use in their classrooms.