Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Toast to a New Year!

New Year's Resolutions 
Last year when I taught kindergarten I read Whistle for Willie By Ezra Jack Keats and we talked about setting goals and accomplishing anything you put your mind to if you practice and try hard. We then talked about what a New Year's Resolution is and why people make them. The students then wrote their resolutions on a slab of butter and pasted it on a piece of bread. I think this is a great activity for any elementary grade level so I plan on doing it again with my second graders. As you know, I have no skill, so I printed, cut, and traced this toast clipart onto brown construction paper. I also printed a page full of lines onto yellow paper and then my fiancé cut out butter slabs for me since he thought my original square ones looked nothing like butter :D It's a team effort. What other cute activities or books do you read? I'd love to try something new. Happy New Year! Enjoy your last few days of vacation. 

2 comments:

Nicole said...

What a great idea!! I've just started following your blog and your ideas are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration :0)

Ms. Durning said...

Thanks! :)

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