We're back at school and started 2012 by learning about New Year's traditions. We read Squirrel's New Year Resolution. We talked about what resolutions are: a promise you make to yourself for something you want to learn or do to make yourself better. Then we talked with our partners about some possible resolutions and then shared and created a bubble map. Then the students created these balloons with their resolutions. The most popular was help mom or dad every day.
We also read The Night Before New Year's and discussed what we did on New Year's eve. We illustrated/wrote about a tradition we shared with our partner. Then we talked about the foods we eat on New Year's Day and why we eat those foods. We tasted black eyed peas and graphed if we like them or not. Then we analyzed our results.