Ha...Are you all making New Year's Resolutions? I totally believe in self improvement and growth. I believe that true fulfillment and happiness in life comes from striving and stretching and growing. What I don't believe is that anyone can achieve complete perfection. I am striving to live a gentle life of serenity, balance and contentment. Here are a few of my favorite words for 2017:
One of the first things I have my third graders do when they return from winter break is make a personal goal that they can work towards in the new year.
Here is some of what my students last year came up with:
Last year I connected our study of Ancient Rome with the New Year's celebration.
We learned that the month January comes from the ancient Roman god: Janus.
He was depicted with two faces...one looking forwards to the future and one looking backwards to the past.
My students then spent some time reflecting on what they wanted to focus on in the New Year.
Students wrote and drew pictures. It was interesting hearing what they came up with.
Here are the printables that we used for this activity.
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Here is another New Year's bundle that includes poetry, math and more.
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Are you making a resolution for the new year?
Would love to hear!
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Have a happy New Year!