Ring in the New Year with 2021 New Year’s Resolutions Writing!

Happy New Year to all of you amazing teachers out there!  Can you believe it’s 2021?!
As much as I love my job, it’s always rough going back after the break.   REALLY rough.  Having no and low prep print-and-go lessons always makes the transition back to work a bit easier for me.  This New Year’s Resolution Writing and Craft Bulletin Board Bundle is one lesson that is perfect for the first day or week back from the break.

Prepping Your 2021 New Year’s Resolutions Writing

This resource includes your choice of 8 custom 2020 New Year’s resolution writing templates with differentiated lines for writers in kindergarten, first grade, or second grade.  Simply choose which format you like best, and print onto your favorite color paper.  I love using Astrobrights with all of my bulletin board displays.  Bright paper just makes everything look better!

2021 New Years Writing

The Lesson

 I begin by reading Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution to my kindergarten.  We discuss what a resolution is, and we brainstorm a list of possible goals for the year.  I make a list on chart paper modeling proper writing techniques.  Students then go to their seats, and each student completes the page beginning with the words “In 2020, I will…”  Kindergarten resolutions are just about the best thing ever.  You are guaranteed to get a good laugh!  My students’ resolutions included “doing more dancing, wearing pretty clothes, and learning to do a handstand.”

The Craft

My 2021 New Year’s Resolutions Writing Bulletin Board Bundle comes with your choice of 2 craft options.

Option 1:  Boy and Girl NO PREP New Year’s Craft Paper Toppers

Simply print these onto white card stock, and have the kids color and cut.  If they need help cutting, it’s always great to make this a buddy activity.  We pair up sometimes with 5th graders, who love to help my little ones!

Here is how this option turned out last year…

2020 New Year's Resolution Writing

Option 2:  Use the kids’ faces and the included party hats!

I did this option last year, and it turned out great!  This one does require some prep, but the end result is so worth it.  You’ll need to take the kids’ pictures and blow up their faces in PowerPoint.  Then, print the pictures in color.  We attach the party hats to their heads and hot glue on noise makers (which you can get on clearance after New Year’s Eve)!  Here is a photo of how it turned out last year using this option.
2020 New Year's Resolution Writing
This makes for a fun and fabulous New Year’s Bulletin Board for the month of January!  ENJOY!!!
I wish you a happy and healthy 2021!
I also have a Digital 2021 New Year’s Resolutions Bulletin Board Activity.  This one is perfect for remote teaching!  Click HERE to check it out!
2021 Digital New Years