New Year, New Goals, New Teaching Activity!

Looking for something to start off the new year with your students?  Here's an easy and fun activity to do with students from 4th-10th grade!

I use these graphic organizers as a way to get students thinking about their goals for the new year!  I've included two organizers in the download - one with 10 questions for the new year and another one that is blank.  Use the blank one to reflect back on the Top 10 events of 2014, the Top 10 books they read... lots of ideas to get students reflecting on their past or thinking forward to their future.  Click the image to grab a FREE copy from my TpT Store.


I like to do the activity too and share my goals and dreams with the class - it helps them to connect with me and see me as a real person.  These make a nice bulletin board or classroom display - students love to read and share their goals with each other.

Happy New Year!
~ Addie ~
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A Day of Giving Back!

It's the time of year when I think it's important to share with others if you are able.... so this year I'm joining forces with some of the amazing sellers on TeachersPayTeachers.com to donate a percentage of the profits from our sales on Dec. 14th, 2014 to the charity of our choice. Thanks to Erica at Nitty Gritty Science for the fabulous idea!

I'm going to donate 50% of my sales tomorrow to my local Christmas Hamper Society - a wonderful group who bring Christmas cheer to local families who might be struggling during the holiday season.
You can visit my store HERE.


There are many other sellers participating in the Day of Giving Back - check out their stores below!




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2014 Holiday Blog Hop for Secondary!



I'm so excited to be hopping on board this Christmas Blog Hop for Secondary Teachers!  Thanks to Faulkner's Fast Five and The Language Arts Classroom for hosting!

Holiday Fast Five

One Thing On My Bucket List for the Holidays  - I am determined to learn how to knit... it seems like everyone around me is knitting up wonderful scarves and hats and I'd love to join in the fun.  I'm hoping my mother in law will show me the basics over the break. However, I think I may have two left thumbs...

One Special Tradition - We cheat and open a present on Christmas Eve... but it's so much fun!

One Gift Idea - I love to give homemade gifts and this year I'm going to make spiced nuts.  So yummy, so easy, and so easy to put into a cellophane bag tied up with a pretty ribbon.

One Activity for the Classroom - I have read "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" aloud to my ELA classes (yes, even my seniors!!) over the last few years and they love it! Some great discussions about memories, the message of Christmas, commercialization and more always follow.

One Freebie - Here's a fun and easy to use writing prompt using Winter themed words.  Use it as a story starter, poetry starter, inspiration to make their own and more!  Just click the image below to grab a FREE copy!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Winter-Writing-Prompt-Subway-Art-Idea-163355



Wishing you all the best this holiday season!

~Addie
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