The first day we come back from winter break, I always spend some time talking about new year’s resolutions. In kindergarten, many students don’t understand what a resolution is and what it means. I love to do an interactive read aloud of “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution” by Pat Miller to help with this. It’s such a great story about helping friends; a trait we are always talking about in school.
This year, as we come back from break while still in distance learning, I created Google Slides™ for all of us to complete. After reading “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution”, we will quickly brainstorm more ideas on what we would like to resolve to do in the new year; both in school and at home. I anticipate a lot of my students saying their resolutions are to “help friends” and “help family”, and that is just fine. I love getting more creative, but making a resolution as a five-year-old is a tricky task.
I anticipate it will take us a few days to complete a slide for all of us. I’ll screen share my slides and type in what they would like to say. I love when my students share their ideas and goals with each other, they really are the best.