January No Prep Activities: "Happy New Year" activities | Distance Learning

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Teachers…let these 8 "New Year" low-in, printable educational activities get you started your first week back in January on the right track! Here is enough to do to fill your entire first day—or parts of each of the first few days. Help students transition back to school with a little fun and a little learning--and make your planning easier too! NOW WITH DIGITAL ACCESS AS WELL!

What do you get?

★ A New Year's Party planning "project based learning" math task

★ A "playing with words" activity for New Year's

★ A math challenge...building "2021"! (updated annually)

★ A division facts game--color and black and white version

★ A January writing prompt (choice of TWO prompts included)

★ 2 different goal/resolution page

★ A "New Year's" math challenge page

From a challenging open-ended math problem, to working with words, to writing math equations, to a writing prompt, to a set of word problems, to goal setting…Use all or some of these to get back into the swing of things. Students can work independently or you can use many of these as cooperative learning activities!

Updated each year with the new date so no need to repurchase!

Easy to copy and ready to use…geared for grades 3-5.


See also my "New Year, New Goals" bulletin board and tons of other winter resources!

Click Here!

How about some other winter products?

"Chilling with a Great Book" Book Review/Bulletin Board project

Bundle of 3 sets of winter-themed task cards

Set of winter word problems!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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