Rockin' Resolutions

January 2nd and already back to school!  The kids were magnificent.  Thank the heavens above for their behavior because 5:45 am rolled around too fast.  Darn insomnia!  

Yesterday I posted about Dots-N-Spots Rockin' Resolutions craft! Uber cute, right?!?

I just love this lil guys response.  My book of the month for the fall was Pigsty.  Still making connections which makes my heart go aflutter!  Not sure if you can read but he says, "I want to help make the school NOT be a pigsty."

Today I read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution.  Have you read this book?!?  So cute!  Several of multi meaning words.  Great for predicting/inferring, sequencing, and problem solving!   This story takes you on a journey with Squirrel as she learns about resolutions that better yourself and resolutions that help others. 

Using the sheets provided in yesterday's post, I had the kids brainstorm a list of goals for bettering themselves and helping others.  These goals could include school or personal.  I had answers from helping friends learn to tie shoes to recycling more.  Eating healthier to riding their bike without training wheels.  All discussed by students through a turn and talk.  


So... my classroom is located directly across the hall from guidance and the principal.  I'm sure they thought my kids were nuts.  Matter of fact, "Nuttier than a port-o-potty at a peanut festival!" Yes.I.Did!  At 2:45pm I popped open several bottles of sparkling white grape juice.  {SIDEBAR} I had one guy tell me, "No thanks, I'm too young for alcohol!"  Holy Smokes, Batman!  I can only imagine what they say to their mommas.  HA!  Anyhow, we popped open the bubbly and counted down "loudly" 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  We toasted each other and ate animal cookies at the stroke of 3pm. Since the Mr. broke his ankle during the holidays and awaiting surgery any day now, we were in PJs cozy on the couch.  The most exciting celebration to ring in the new year happened today.  Some might say "tho thad'!  LOL! 

Happy Teaching!!!!


Tania said...

I don't have sparkling juice but I am here to wish you a very happy 2013!

My Second Sense

Mrs. Saoud said...

Tania, Happy Twenty Thirteen {as the Biebs would say} to you too!

Lisa R. said...

I love that Rockin' Resolutions craftivity!! I am off to check it out. Thanks for letting us know about it! :)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Jessica Ehlinger said...

Thanks for the shout out sweet friend!

The Curious Catfish

Mary at Pitner's Potpourri said...

I love Squirrel's New Year's Resolution!

Becky said...

They turned out sooo cute! Thanks for the second shout out! :)

Jess said...

That is so cute that you did a toast with your kids! We aren't going back until January 7th so I feel it's little late to do New Years stuff!
Rambling About Reading

Ms.M said...

Lv the guitars Cheryl! Happy new year.


Teresa P. said...

Great ideas! I will have to try and find this book, it looks so cute! I also loved the guitars!

Gladys said...

Awesome ideas! LOVE the guitars! :)

Room 114 said...

Love that you had a toast with your kids! What a great idea :)


Stories from Room 114

Heather's Heart said...

I love those Rockin' Resolutions!

I might have to get some sparkling grape juice too! That is too funny what that little one said! =)

Blessings to you this New Year!

Heather's Heart