When your students come back from Christmas break, discuss resolutions and the goals that they have for the New Year. Children choose a ball and complete the writing prompt. After they share their work, collect and sprinkle on a green-turf background, using the enclosed caption poster in the center: Having A Ball Reaching Our New Year Goals. I've also included 2 more writing-prompt stationery pages, for journal options, including one with a hockey theme.
Here are 16 January writing prompts to help your students WANT to write, by giving them some interesting and fun writing prompts to jumpstart their creative minds, they will be excited to get down to business. A nice plug in for the writing portion of your Daily 5 activities too.
Practice place value with this fun craftivity. Students trace, write, cut and glue the numbers under the appropriate "doors" that flip up, to reveal the year. Students practice subtraction by subtracting the year they were born, from the New Year to get their age.
I made these every year as a Christmas gift for my students. I've also done these as a whole-group activity with 4 to 13 year-old's. You can also use a pipe cleaner bent over the head and hot glued on either side of the ball. Add a pom pom on each side to cover the "ends" and wahla you have ear muffs.
Packet includes a paper plate "Me Mint" perfect for a December bulletin board border + a smaller Me Mint ornament.
Look closely and you will see that the snowman's face is textured, and made out of embossed wallpaper. Wally, the Wallpaper Snowman looks terrific dangling from the ceiling, as there is a writing prompt on the back. (There are 4 to choose from in the packet.)
Equal parts of non-menthol shaving cream and Elmer's glue, will make an awesome-snowy frosting, that really puffs up when it dries! The results are simply amazing.
Help reinforce upper and lowercase letters + numbers from 1-20 (teens are sometimes toughies for little ones) with an "I Spy" game.
A darling ornament - gift children can make for their family's tree. Sure to become a cherished keepsake. Also includes a poem. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over and get your free copy today. Keepsake Snowman Christmas Ornament.