Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year

Here's a New Year's Bulletin Board freebie. Have the students come up with a resolution and write it in the party hat. I've included a colored AND black and white version because let's face it colored ink isn't cheap. I don't know many teachers that print in color. When I make activities like this, I just tell everyone to pretend their watching 1950's television:) After they write their resolution, give them time to decorate their glasses. A little glitter would really make these stand out.  I've also included the dates through 2019, so I've got you covered for the next eight years.
Click HERE for your free copy.

Teaching Tip of the Week
I like to use my students' pictures several times throughout the year. There are lots of cute bulletin board ideas out there that use students' pictures. I take a head shot of my students at the beginning of the year and then just reprint every time I need them. You might even be able to laminate them and reuse.

Anchor Chart of the Week
Explaining what resolution means can be difficult even for older students. I like to use a graphic organizer when I teach vocabulary words.  Click HERE for an anchor chart and graphic organizer freebie.

















UPDATE:
Although this is a blog for 3-6 teachers, I'm adding something for 1st or 2nd grade. My mom is a first grade teacher and wants to do a little vocab lesson on Monday. It is basically the same form but a little more geared toward 1st grade. So here you go Mama because I love you so much! Click HERE for the new form.






22 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! I like your graphic organizer a lot!
    Kristen

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  2. Thanks Kristen! I had to use my 3 year-old as the model. I can't wait to see what it looks like with my 4th graders.

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  3. Great idea! I like the use of the picture in the bulletin board display. Wonderful! You could then have each kid create their own "anchor chart" of the vocabulary word (with their own sentences, synonyms, etc..) to display along with it. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  4. Great idea Stephanie! I'm going to snatch up that idea and use it. I don't go back until the 5th, which means a 2 Day week. Ugh... I hate those kind of weeks.

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  5. THIS IS COOL! I am definitely going to make this a workshop activity after the break. I had them write their goals but this way of publishing is way cuter than the idea I had in mind!!! Thanks for sharing : )

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  6. Thank you so much! I always struggle with finding things to display on my bulletin board.

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  7. I love the New Year's Board! Can't wait to use it with my kids!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

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  8. Elisabeth,

    Thank you! I can't get to your blog, Twins, Teaching and Tacos. The link didn't work. I would love to follow you if you would leave me the link.

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  9. Amber,

    Thanks! I'm your newest follower!

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  10. Thank you! I love your blog. I'm a follower!

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  11. Oh my goodness, Selina! You are amazing! I love the blog!

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  12. SHAWNA!!!!!! Thank you so very much! Miss you, I hope your year is going well.

    Selina

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  14. I am really enjoying your blog. I have a 4th grade buddy teacher I am sharing your blog with. I am one of your newest followers! I like that you offer color AND black and white freebies, great idea! I am awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award. You may copy it from my site to your blog. Have a great day!
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  15. Hi Kristen!
    Happy New year
    I love to read your blog this way of teaching is very helpful for teacher and student.


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  16. Thanks Mary and Christina! Thank you for your kind words.

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  19. Happy New Year..and god bless

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