Happy New Year! I hope you have had some time to relax and recharge over the break. I’m sure the last thing you want to do right now are post-break lesson plans! I designed these January Resources for Kindergarten with YOU in mind!
I hope that the ease of these print and go January activities for Kindergarten (or first grade) help you make a smooth transition back to the classroom!
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Here are 12 January Resources for Kindergarten or First Grade for After the Break…
1. Ring in 2023 with New Year’s Resolution Writing Templates!
This fun lesson makes for an awesome January Bulletin Board. It’s a great activity to do the week after returning from break! This resource was just updated to include 2023 writing templates and new bulletin board lettering as shown below.
I read the story Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution. We discuss what the word resolution or intention means. Then, together we compose a list of resolutions or goals. Students choose one idea to write about on their writing template. Boy and girl craft templates are included to use as paper toppers. This board is one of my favorites!
2. January NO Prep Journal Writing Prompts!
Simply print these January journals, and you have an ENTIRE MONTH of writing lessons at your fingertips! These monthly writing journals have been an absolute life-saver for me. No matter how busy we get, we always write everyday because I have these on hand.
Two formats are included to use as journals or as individual worksheets at your writing center. For instance, I use half of the prompts and combine them into journals. I will use the other half as individual worksheets at my Writing Center.
The journals are also great to have on hand for a sub! This winter resource is sold separately or as part of a writing bundle for the entire year.
3. Snow Globe Winter Resource
Another one of my favorite winter resources is this Snow Globe craftivity! Simply print the writing and craft templates onto card stock, and let the students do the rest. No tracing or black construction paper needed!
I like to place my students’ photos inside the globe, or you may have them draw themselves. Finish with a touch of acrylic glitter glaze for an extra touch.
4. Writing and Math Winter Resources
This Snow Much Fun Writing and Math Bundle includes differentiated monthly resources with a winter theme. In addition to using these pages for math or writing workshop, they are also perfect for centers or morning work. The possibilities are endless with these no-prep pages that the students can complete independently!
5. Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Celebrate MLK Day with this AWESOME Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bulletin Board Bundle. This craft turns out amazing. Choose from a variety of writing templates for the craft. Extra writing templates are included for use throughout the week or during Black History Month!
6. Snowmen Hat Number Mats
These Snowmen Hat Number Mats are perfect for an instant Winter Math Center! Print and laminate for use year after year. The mats are perfect for number writing practice as well as 1:1 correspondence practice using ten frames!
For extra fine motor practice, I like to have my students roll small play-dough balls to show the number in the ten frame.
7. Super Bowl Opinion Writing
Are you ready for some football writing? The Super Bowl will be here before we know it. It’s a perfect time to introduce opinion or persuasive writing with these customized football writing templates differentiated for writers in kindergarten through 4th grade.
Choose from 12 templates, and create a Super “Bowl-etin Board!” Lettering shown is included as well.
8. Snowmen at Night
I love the Snowmen at Night and Snowmen All Year books. Use these customized Snowman Hat writing templates and craft templates to create the cutest winter wonderland in your classroom or hallway! BONUS bulletin board lettering is included!
I created this Marshmallow Math Bulletin Board Bundle last winter, and my kids absolutely LOVED it. I had my students choose doubles facts using two different colors of Jet-puffed Mini Marshmallows.
This activity was great practice for number formation, addition, writing number sentences, and cutting with those fine-motor skills! Marshmallow lettering is included as well as all craft templates shown. This one is a must-have for kindergarten or first grade!
10 & 11. Report Writing Winter Resources – Penguin and Polar Bear Report Units
I recommend integrating report writing into the winter theme. In January, we complete two research report studies on polar bears and penguins. Both of my research report units include the research, graphic organizers, and report writing templates. My kids get so into non-fiction resources as we study about these animals, and they have a great report keepsake to take home at the end of the month!
12. NEW Monthly MATH Journals
Lastly, Kindergarten math lesson plans are complete for the entire month of January with these print and go kindergarten math journals! The January Kindergarten Math Journal pages focus on number sense, counting, addition, place value, ten frames, story problems, patterning, and number writing.