Welcome to a brand new year! I wish you all health, happiness, and prosperity for the coming year. May 2015 be YOUR year!
I’m super excited about this blog post because not only will it be here on I Heart Grade 3, but it will also be featured on the new collaborative blog that I am involved with this year! It’s called From the Maple Tree and it will feature teacher authors from all across Canada as they blog about their journey as teachers in this wonderful country! I can’t wait to see what some of my colleagues have come up with!
So, let’s kick the New Year off right with what else….? That’s right! It’s New Year’s Resolution time! Now normally I don’t do resolutions because I never follow through on them but I think it is in the best interest of myself, my students, and my colleagues at work to try and conquer this not so secret vice of mine.
Now those of you who now me well might think that I will try and wean myself off of my Tim Hortons addiction but NO! Perhaps I will try that one next year. This resolution of mine will take inner strength, commitment, and a sense of organization that seems to be lacking in my genetic make-up!
My New Year’s Resolution is…..
To keep my desk at work neat and tidy!
This picture that you are about to see is actually not that bad. My desk has been a lot worse! I’m talking mountains of papers, workbooks and corrections to do… and tons of joke are made at my expense because of it!
My intentions are to keep my working area neat and tidy this year! And just how do I expect to keep myself on the right path? Well, I developed a cute little flip book for my students in which I modelled my own goal for the new year! Check it out below!
My students and I are going to be doing this activity when we come back together next week! Notice how mine is all about keeping my desk in order! My kids are going to get a kick out of this!
Do you like this little flip book? You can get your own copy right here:
What I love about this is the differentiation that is included! Your reluctant writers all the way to your proficient writers will have a great time with this craftivity! Plus, this makes the perfect activity for you and your students during that first week back after the holiday break!
Happy New Year!