Happy New Year! Looking to mark New Year's Day in your classroom? The idea behind My New Year’s Wish is to get kids thinking ahead to the new year. Specifically, what they hope to accomplish, learn, or achieve for themselves, and what they hope happens within their community. I use the term ‘community’ fairly loosely – it could mean their family, school, neighborhood, or even the world at large! We are all comfortable identifying hopes and dreams for ourselves. I love to extend the act of wishing for good things for others, as well!