NEW YEAR? NEW FREEBIE!
As I thought about how soon it will be Monday morning, and the official end to winter break, I considered how highly unmotivated I will be to spend time (in line) at the copier! Therefore, I figured I'd do a no printable required New Year's Traditions activity to expose my students to the various customs of countries around the world.
Also, I want to know if they have any unusual family traditions for ringing in the new year. This also builds classroom community - BONUS! For example, my childhood neighbors had a tradition of clanking pots and pans at the stroke of midnight, whooping and hollering at the start of a new year. I think it must have been a way to ward their home of bad spirits, but who knows, I never did ask! My family and I always usher in the New Year with a fresh batch of menudo and a midnight toast.
Long story short, that's how my NEW YEAR Traditions Presentation was born! But, for those of you in need of a note-taking guide or something that shows your admin team that students are truly learning, I've added this companion freebie, which is indeed a printable! (Click IMAGE above)
Currently 2015 - I guess I should make it a resolution to participate in all the monthly currentlys this year. If I do it within the first 5 days of the month, I can treat myself to a glass of wine! OMG... I am so like the children, MUCH better inclined to follow through when bribed!
CHEERS to the NEW YEAR! Oh, and don't forget to visit Farley's Currently linky for January 2015!