Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year!

It’s officially 2014!  How long do you it will be before we remember to write that down correctly?  As we bring in the Printable New Year's Center Packet with activities about new year's resolutions, self portraits, math problem solving, reading comprehension and verb tenses by Raki's Rad Resourcesnew year, this is a great time to talk with our students about new beginnings, celebrations and resolutions.  I have done all of those things with my New Year’s Center Packet.  It includes looking back at the previous year, looking forward to what will come and of course some time to look at the celebration itself.  The best part is that you don’t have to cut or glue, so if you’re “not quite” ready for the first day pack, you can simply copy and staple this packet and fill a whole day with New Years centered learning.  Download a copy from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

This year, I teach mainly math, so we will spend some time looking at years and how to compute a person’s age by knowing the year they were born and the current year.  We will also talk about the fact that there are different calendars used around the world, and how the New Year is celebrated in China, India and Islamic countries which do not use the Gregorian Calendar.

What will you do with your students to celebrate the New Year?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources