NEW YEARS ACTIVITIES

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NEW YEAR'S ACTIVITY BUNDLE

This New Year’s bundle contains a variety of fun and creative activities to hold your students’ interests when you return from your winter vacation!

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NEW YEAR’S AROUND THE WORLD
This resource includes 4 non-fiction texts (one page each) that introduce students to New Year's Eve / Day traditions around the world! Included is lots of information about how 4 different countries ring in the New Year with facts about interesting traditions, practices, and customs! The countries covered are Romania, China, Scotland, and Spain. Studying New Year's Eve around the world is an excellent cross-curricular activity as it connects well with Social Studies!

Each of the texts has a reading response that ask students comprehension questions regarding the piece (5 questions per reading). Also included is a detailed answer key for each of the assignments. These can be used as homework reading, or as an in-class lesson plan!
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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS & GOAL SETTING
Start off the New Year by helping your students set SMART goals with this New Year's Resolution resource! Included in this resource:

• A 9 slide Powerpoint presentation that guides you through the lesson and provides interesting information on resolution (what is a resolution, celebrity quotes about resolutions, why we make them, success rates, how to make a successful resolution).

• A list of the top 10 resolutions made in the USA and a journal response activity which allows students to respond.

• A detailed resolution making worksheet that will allow students to understand how their resolution relates to their long term plans, what challenges they may face, how they will overcome the challenges, and what support systems they will put in place.

This is always a great activity to start off the year! It gives students purpose and you learn a lot about them in the process.
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NEW YEAR’S MYSTERY HIDDEN PICTURE
Celebrate the new year with this fun hidden mystery grid picture. A letter color code is provided and each box has a letter that students must color based on the code! This is great for helping students become more detail oriented.

Included is one mystery grid that reveals the year 2016! (download an update next year with a new year included). The student handouts and answer keys are both included.
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NEW YEAR’S MADLIB
Use this mad lib activity during the start of the New Year to get your students laughing and having fun! Included is a madlib page for students to fill in their own words and an original New Year's mad lib story about a funny party where students can add in their own words
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NEW YEAR’S REFECTION COOTIE CATCHER
This fun New Year's activity will not only keep your students engaged, but will also help them reflect on the past year while also setting goals for the new year! This fortune teller/cootie-catcher can easily be folded by your students, and they can use it to ask each other questions that require reflection.
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