Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

 Happy 2015! New Year's Resolutions!

The new year is right around the corner.  It's usually the time that we all try to find a resolution to become a better version of ourselves.  I always try to become a bit more organized... so we'll see how it goes!  If you are looking to become more organized, check out the large selection of labels and editable signs at my store. Just click on the tab to the left that says, Editable Items. Here's a sample of some of the labels available (the labels come blank for you to edit):

In the classroom, I always like to explain that a New Year's resolution is a goal or promise we make to ourselves that will help us become even better at something. Then, we try to think about what we can do to accomplish our goals.

The project below is really easy to make and the kids love it! 

For the hat, I created a triangle tracer for the children to trace on scrapbook paper, wallpaper, or construction paper (if you'd like), and a tracer for the hat trim to fit the bottom of the hat. The kids loved trying to match their trim to their hat!

For the head, just cut a rectangle about 5 1/2 x 7 inches on skin color.  I taught the kids how to create face shapes and circles by just 'cutting the corners' and it works great for kids from K to 2!  This also helps to alleviate the prep time of having to trace circle shapes and oval shapes. 

My kids used the same trick of 'cutting the corners' for the eyes. I cut white paper about 1 x 1 and they did the rest. 

**Once my kids learned this trick, I never had to trace a circle shape or oval face again! Bonus!**

How to cut the corners:

Lastly, add yarn or construction paper for hair and add the blower (you can grab these at the dollar store!)

Just thought I'd share the newest product at my store that I'm really excited about: Community Helpers. It includes a 15- page reader for the children to learn about each community helper.  Then, they can  complete their own community helper book based on each helper.  It includes various writing prompts and activities similar to my best seller Label It! and many more. Check it out.


For those of you who are looking ahead and planning for February and Dental Health Month, have you grabbed your FREE Bright Smiles, Bright Future Kit yet? 

The great people at Colgate provide a classroom kit for K-1 with books (for whole group and students), DVDs, parent information, and a class set of toothbrushes, toothpaste samples, and much more.  To order your Bright Smiles, Bright Future kit sign up now by clicking here! 
Once you sign up, you'll receive the kit each year!

There is also some great dental health information you can download at their website for K-1 and 2-3. Click here to check it out.
Here's a sample:

If you are looking for a fun activity for Dental Health Month, check out my FEBRUARY POST for this fun FREEBIE!


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