The kids had a great time with this activity. First we discussed what a resolution was. Then we made a chart of resolution ideas for school AND for home.
Nothing fancy this time around. My on-the-spot drawings have a lot to be desired-BLAH. But, you get the idea.
After our class discussion, my kiddos completed their own bubble maps of their resolution ideas.
Then, they wrote about one school and one home resolution they wanted to achieve this year.They had to include details about how they were going to accomplish their resolution too. Here is our finished New Year Board:
After I take down this bulletin board, I am going to bind all the kids' resolution writings together into a class book. At the end of school year, we will revisit their writings and see if any of them were able to achieve their goals. I guess you could think of it as a mini time capsule project.
Today we also got a very exciting delivery to our classroom. Right before school was out, an awesome package arrived from our pen pals!!! The kids were so happy to hear from them. Look what was inside the box....
Halloween ghost letters, Thanksgiving letters and turkey lollipops and holiday mail!!! The kids were thrilled!
And finally, I want to give a shout out to my own kid. I am so proud of my third grader. He started school yesterday and was given a book report mobile project to be completed by next week. Over winter break, he read a biography of Jackie Robinson. He came home from school and wanted to get started on the mobile right away. The teacher's directions for the project were to have parents help their child complete the mobile. However, I have to say, my son did this on his own. The ideas are all his! I helped him draw the shapes and we had fun picking out different fonts for his facts! I think he did an incredible job!
I just needed to brag a little about my own kid! I would be thrilled as a teacher to have one of my students turn in a project like this.