New Years Bundle

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    Happy New Year 2019!

    This money-saving bundle includes THREE print-and-go resources to jump-start the new year in your classroom. Each packet is sold separately, but buy the bundle and save 20%!

    1. Ringing in the New Year

    Teacher directions, sample products, and answer keys are provided. Activities include:

    • *Day 1:
      • Reading Comprehension- “Read All About It: New Years”
      • New Year’s Eve vs. New Year’s Day T-chart
    • *Day 2
      • Read the Room Scavenger Hunt
      • New Year’s Eve vs. New Year’s Day Venn-Diagram
      • Letter Writing: New Year’s Eve vs. New Year’s Day
    • *Day 3:
      • New Year’s Resolution Poll
      • New Year’s Resolution Poll – Create a Bar Graph
      • New Year’s Resolution Poll – Create a Circle Graph
    • *Day 4:
      • Writing Our New Year’s Resolutions – graphic organizer
      • Writing Our New Year’s Resolutions – bell (for display or bulletin board)
      • Ringing in the New Year bulletin board title
    • *Day 5:
      • New Year’s Math – Word Problems
      • Good-bye December, Hello January Poetry activity (includes sample and two writing templates)
      • Last Year vs. This Year Venn-Diagram

    *Note: This packet includes 5 DAYS of activities - including both language arts and math. There is a suggested scope and sequence, but all activities can be completed in any order – most take about 10-15 minutes.

    2. WHO Do You Want to Be in 2019?

    Engage your students with this fun print-and-go craft and bulletin board display that asks the students to brainstorm WHO they want to be in the upcoming year. Encourage a growth-mindset as they think about positive character traits they hope to exhibit in 2019.

    So many times my students are asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" And more than any other class, these students just don't know. I find that the question really stresses them out. So, I decided to take a different approach. I created an activity that focused in on WHO the students want to be, not only what.


    Give each student a body template (I’ve included multiple templates for you to choose from)

    Show the students the list of positive character traits (or brainstorm a list as a class)

    Have each student fill out their “body” with different positive character traits that they want to exhibit in the coming year

    Instruct each student to draw/color the face and cut out the entire body to turn in.

    Display the students on a bulletin board with the title “WHO do you want to be in 2019?”

    Resource includes:

    *Teacher instructions

    *Multiple body templates to choose from (2 to a page for paper-saving printing)

    *Suggested list of positive character traits

    3. Holiday Re-Cap Writing Activity

    Looking for a fun way to reconnect with your students after a holiday break? Well, look no further - this writing activity is the just-right thing for you! This writing prompt asks students to share about their vacations in a succinct way - and gives them practice with the writing process.

    Packet Includes:

    Graphic Organizer

    Writing page: Rough Draft

    Revising/Peer-Editing Checklists (2)

    Writing page: Final Draft

    Writing page (with box for illustration)

    Classroom Use ideas:

    Day 1: The students will brainstorm ideas and fill in the graphic organizer

    Day 2: Rough draft – using the information in the graphic organizer, they will write a short essay about the highlights of their holiday.

    Day 3: Revision/Peer-editing day

    Day 4: Final draft writing day

    This can be presented and/or posted on a bulletin board entitled “My Holiday Re-Cap”

    Resources created by Jessica Lawler

    Joy in the Journey

    Total Pages
    40 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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