Thinking of all the busy days ahead of us between now and January 1st, I was reminded of our blog from last year for New Year’s...
New Year Lesson: 3-Books, Free Worksheet
We have updated the Resolutions page (always popular) here.
Activities that allow us to reflect on the past are helpful in establishing habits of reviewing what we have done well, what we enjoyed, and what we would like to change. Below are some suggested activities that use the SGM icons to add to your toolbox.
Download and cut apart the questions below. Invite students to take some time—the amount determined by you and depending on your group—to think about how they may respond before they share with others. Note how the icons will help students focus in on their responses.
Pair students with one another. How you do this is your choice as you may structure this activity as you feel most appropriate for your group.
OR you may use your name cards (we have each student’s name on a popsicle stick and store them in a container to easily choose two at a time to randomly pair students) to partner students.
OR, for older students, you may run a sheet for each participant, ask students to make some notes, and then pair students to talk about all of the questions with a partner.
OR you may choose to use the questions in a center with the students choosing several to respond to in writing.
The format is up to you!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!
Sheila Zagula works with MindWing Concepts in product development, drawing on her expertise and talents as well as many years of implementing the Story Grammar Marker® and related materials. Her teaching career spans thirty-eight years, most recently as literacy coach in the Westfield Massachusetts Public School System. Sheila has experience as an early childhood educator, a teacher of children with special needs, and a collaborative instructor within an inclusion framework serving children in grades K-5.