Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Activity with template

I survived my first day back!  My kiddos started addition with regrouping, so I wanted to have a less stressful  Language Arts activity for the day- which led me to Cara Carroll (my go to for all things cute and creative, of course!).  We made these sweet little New Year's hats with our resolutions.  First, I read the book, "The Night Before New Year's by Natasha Wing {maybe a little too simple for 2nd grade, but they loved it nonetheless, plus we learned what the word "resolutions" meant :)}  And, our brains were fried from math (hear me trying to justify, haha)!

This is a horrible picture, and I didn't take any up close, but here's the final product:

Check Cara's out because she added party blowers and pom poms which make them even cuter!  I'll try and get a better picture tomorrow :)


laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

This is super cute!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Sandra said...

Love the templates. Your door looks too cute!

Sweet Times in First



Tara said...

So super cute!!!! I don't know how you do it all:)))

4th Grade Frolics

Jess said...

Those look so cute! I didn't get anything crafty done today to hang in the hallways! So kudos to you! I did see many Kindergarten teachers that had already put these on their doors as well!
Rambling About Reading

Kelley Cirrito said...

I am doing a similar project tomorrow! Cara creates some GREAT stuff!

Kinder Fun said...


YearntoLearn said...

Cute as ever. Glad your first day back is over!

Yearn to Learn Blog

Amy said...

Thanks! Tomorrow is my first day back and I have this craftivity planned. The templates make it much easier for me!

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

Thanks so much for the template! I can't wait to use it with my students!
Stories From Second

Ms. Rachel said...

I did this today too! Check out my pics!

Your door is too cute! I just stuck mine on a bulletin board, no title, but hey, they're displayed!

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

I think my maternity sub (who was my intern) will be doing something like this - if not, I am DEFinitely doing this next year!
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Team Carroll said...

Aaaaahhhh!!!! Yours turned out SO dang cute!!! LOVE! So, my kids were totally still on vacation because they were SO not ready to do a dang thing today. We'll be revisiting this tomorrow, too :) Hope you had a great day back!!!

Cara :)
The First Grade Parade

Mrs. Lirette said...

Adorable! Thanks for the template, Amy. We kind of free-styled it in my room today...but I'll be using this template for sure next year! :)

Mary Lirette

Tiggeriffic 2nd Graders said...

Cute! I did these too, with the blowers and pom poms...I just couldn't resist adding a little pizazz! I wish I would have read that book though. We just dove right into resolutions and goals.
Stacee :)

amy.lemons said...

Thanks so much y'all! I wish I had the stinkin' poppers and pom poms, but maybe I'm still be lazy from winter break haha!

Cara- completely understand! I had about 10 kids in my class during recess because they didn't do a thing during class either! Feel your pain, girl!

Melanie said...

We did these today, also!!

First Grade Newbie said...

This is a cute idea. Thank you for the template. I'm a first grade newbie. I have been following many of the blogs in the giveaway for the last three months and I continue to discover even more of your blogs each day...2 more before I saw your giveaway. I have become obsessed. I would love to win this giveaway. It would help me so much as I venture more into teaching first graders. Thanks to all of you for creating and sharing your ideas and for re-energizing me. My kids love it and get excited each week as they get new things to play and create! first.grade.newbie@gmail.com

New Town Kapai Kiwis! said...

Thank you! I googled for some ideas and came across yours.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, too cute!