New Year's Resolutions in the Classroom

New Year's Resolutions in the Classroom

My 5th-grade class and I had a lot of discussions about resolutions and goals for the new year. The biggest areas of concern that they needed to focus on were being responsible for their work and cleanliness.

I had students who always went above and beyond when it came to cleaning our room each day, and most times it wasn't even their mess they were cleaning! Of course, like all teachers, I had several students who misplaced work or frequently forgot to pass in assignments.

Rather than just having my students brainstorm a goal, I decided to make an organizer that would help them to gather their thoughts and self-assess to see what areas they need improvement in.

There are two checklists in this set - one for school goals and one for home goals. First, they will read through
and check off any goals they want to focus on this year.

Next, they choose one goal that they checked off. If they have more than one, they will look closely to see which is the most important to them at this time.

Included are two graphic organizers, one with a sentence starter and one without.
New Year's Resolutions in the Classroom

Both of these graphic organizers provide them an opportunity to plan out how they will best achieve this goal in the coming year.

Lastly, there are two writing templates; a template for one goal and a template for two goals. I always liked to differentiate writing assignments by giving my class the option of completing a graphic organizer, or a writing paper for their final copy. 

My class really enjoyed this activity. It was a great way to help them to narrow down the areas of school and home that they needed to improve on. 

If you are interested in purchasing this resource you can find it in my shop here, or just click on the pictures above!

Happy 2022!

No comments