New Year 2015: Art, Goals, Experiment

Hi Everyone!

We had a crazy busy week (as I'm sure you did, too) and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Here's a look at some of what we were up to!

We started off our week making our New Year's goals. The goals are written underneath 2015. We added lots of bling to make it all sparkle:)

The flip books were a freebie from the Applicious Teacher. But we added our own spin with the faces and hats.

Happy New Year Resolutions Flap Book for Grade One

The only directions for their goals were that they had to pick two for home and two for school. It was pretty funny to see how many kids resolved to play more video games! Not sure what their parents will think of that:)

Grade One Goals for the New Year

Later in the week the children made these foam wishing wands. They wrote "Wishing You a Happy New Year 2015!" in felt pens.

New Year Wishing Wands
The next morning we played "May There Always Be Sunshine" and danced around the classroom with our wands, wishing our friends something fabulous for the new year. Everyone agreed it was TONS of fun!

On Friday we continued with the New Year theme and did a combination art/experiment lesson to make fireworks.

As you can see from the pics we used white glue, salt, and food colouring mixed with water.



Hope to see you there and have a blessed New Year!







14 comments

  1. Love the New Year's resolutions and the dancing to "May there always be sunshine." I'm pinning both for next year! Happy New Year!!
    Lyn

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Lyn!
      So glad you stopped by:)

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  2. Love your New Year party kids - and the dancing - and the fireworks. No wonder you had such a fun first week back.

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    1. It was a lot of fun and luckily my little friends were on their best behaviour:)

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  3. Sounds like you had a fun time with the new year! I felt off all week because we had staff development on Monday. Short week with kids always seems to throw me off, but my kids were amazing. I couldn't ask for a better group! :-)

    Crystal
    Teaching Little Miracles

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    1. I know what you mean about short weeks! It's weird how they can mess things up.
      Glad to hear you have a great group of kids!

      Happy New Year, Crystal!

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  4. What great activities! Love their goals! Yeah, I once had a student write for their school goals to learn how to bowl! Okkaayy. :) I also love your wand singing-what a wonderful classroom community activity!

    Not Just Child's Play

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Joelle.
      Bowling...haha! I guess it's the nature of grade one.
      Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I'll definitely do that again.

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  6. I can just imagine the joy while singing and "wanding" around the room!

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    1. Yes! You nailed it...it was a joyful experience, Tammy:)

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  7. What fun for celebrating the new year!!!! The 1st graders in Glen Rose did a project like your 2015 resolutions with the faces and hats. I have really enjoyed walking through the hallway and seeing them all lined up along the wall - faces laughing and cheering as I pass! Fabulous! You create such a joyful room for your little ones!!!! Thanks for sharing all that JOY! Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rhythm! Happy new year to you, too!

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