Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Year's Poster

Hi all! I know it has been awhile...I just can't seem to get a handle on this school year! I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off most days! However, I cannot complain...I have an amazing group of sweet, loving kiddos.

However, things are about to get a little bit crazier in my neck of the woods because one of the 3rd grade teachers I work with is moving after winter break...which means ANOTHER new teacher in 3rd grade. I will now be the veteran 3rd grade teacher at my school and this is only my 2nd year at this grade level!!! The good news is my team is fabulous and they have all taught before, so I know things will be just great :)

Tomorrow is our last day of school before winter break so I have been racking my brain for cute wintery (not Christmasy) activity to do with my kids. I couldn't find anything I liked on Pinterest (which is rare) so I decided I wanted to come up with something on my own. I wanted something simple and still slightly educational so I decided I would create a template for the kids to create a poster reflecting on the past year and looking into 2013.

I am having the kids answer the questions on the template, color, cut out, and glue to construction paper to create their very own New Year's poster. I have left this project pretty open by letting them construct their poster any way they want. We will be finishing up tomorrow so I don't have any finished products to show you now (except for my thrown together non-colored sample) so use your imagination!!

If you would like a copy of this you can get it from TPT HERE or if you are one of the first 5 to comment on this post I will send you a free copy! (Just make sure to add your email address to your comment)

Hope everyone is enjoying their last few days before break! Happy Holidays :)