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New Year Tips and Resolutions Lesson Plan

Ten Great Tips For The New Year (Thanks to long time Busy Educator supporter Al Beck for sending this my way. Below is a lesson plan I use with students on our first day back in the new year.)

1.  Stay out of trouble.

2.  Aim for greater heights.

3.  Stay focused on your job.

4.  Exercise to maintain good health.

5.  Practice team work.


6.  Rely on your trusted partner to watch your back.  Take your time trusting others.

7.  Save for rainy days.

8.  Rest and relax.

9.  Always take time to smile.

AND


10.  Realize that nothing is impossible.

The New Year—Starting It Off Right

The new year is a great time to start fresh, a lot like you did the first day of school in September.  Here’s a chance to reinforce your goals for the class as well as an opportunity to look back to what you and they did well the first term.  After all, January comes from the two headed Roman god Janus, the god of gates and beginnings.  One head looked backwards to the past and the other head looked forwards to the future.  You and your class do the same.

Here’s how I do this.  As students enter the class, I give them a sheet of paper to copy the three resolutions I’ve written on the white board or my black board.  This exercise shows the students that the new year is a new beginning. Here is the list I have for the students:

Something to do more frequently.

  1. Something to improve.

  2. Something to NOT do any more. 

When students finish, I file their sheets in their student folders. Then, just before the last term begins, I interview each student about their resolutions and whether they achieved them.

The new year is, a new beginning, a time for goal setting, for resolving, to do your best.

New Year Lesson Plan

Name________________________________

Date_________________________________

New Year's Resolutions

Under each resolution, write 3 ways to accomplish it:

A) Something to do more often:

1.______________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________

B) Something to improve:

1.______________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________

C) Something to NOT do any more:

1.______________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________

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