Wednesday, December 19, 2018

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “New Year Goals and Memories Craftivity (Freebie)”

by Being Inspired
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

*Updated for 2015* The beginning of a new year is a great time to teach reflection and goal setting skills. 

Included in the pack are:
- Drawing and writing worksheets for memories and goals.
- Star craftivity for memories from 2014 (with 3 different drawing and writing options for easy differentiation).
- Star craftivity for goals for 2015 (with 3 different drawing and writing options for easy differentiation).

This activity has been designed to be used after a reflection upon everything that has happened and everything your students have achieved in 2014. I use think, pair, share to ensure each child is fully participating. First they think to themselves, then they discuss it with their partner and then you call upon a few children to share either their or their partners memories. Then they can complete the drawing and writing activity. Repeat this with the goal setting part of the craft, first discussing hopes and dreams for the new year and then using think, pair, share again.

Print on colored card or allow the children to lightly color the stars with pencils or crayons when they have finished writing. Once the stars have been completed and glued together, punch a hole in the top of each one and hang them with string in your classroom. Encourage the children to refer to their goals throughout the remaining school year and reflect upon their successes before the summer holidays.

There are different drawing and writing requirements on each star so you can choose the ones that best suit the abilities of your individual students. 

Please rate and comment if you find this activity useful and let me know if there is anything I can do to improve it or adapt it so it better suits the needs of your students. 

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