One of the stacks of books I brought home is from my Ginny Dowd collection. She is the creator of "The Phonics Dance" and guru of phonics instruction and just all around awesome teacher. My partner in crime and I discovered her at SDE's Conference for Ohio First Grade Teachers a few years ago. We did a little healthy stalking...and were invited to see her in action in her own classroom...totally amazing teacher and great person! If you haven't seen her in action, you really should take a peek. She totally changed the way I teach my children and run my classroom. I wish she had an interactive blog for all of us, but I don't think she's made that step yet. I don't know her totally as a person, but from what I saw...she's one busy lady! Here's the link to her website:
Then comes the fun part! We'll use a 12"x18" piece of construction paper to make a 4 Fold Foldable. I let the children choose from any color of construction paper they want. I always pre-fold the paper and then depending on my group, I either show them where to cut or I do it myself for them.
|Ignore the property labels...we'll put one digit on each section so that it shows 2012.|
As they complete their embellishing, I'll provide them with their resolutions and the following paper so that they can rewrite their resolutions.
We then cut out the boxes and lift each 2012 flap so that we can glue our resolutions onto our project. It's pretty simple and the kiddos have fun with it every year! I'm sorry I don't have a final example to show you but I will in less that a week as we go back to school on Tuesday, January 3.
Have a great day!