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