Celebrating 2017 in the Classroom {Freebie Included!}

31 December 2016

When do you go back to school?  We go back January 3rd.  I'M NOT READY!  I need to get all the December projects down when I get back and usher in the new year.   I am sure you are planning on doing the same.  I am here with a freebie and some resources to help you celebrate 2017 in your classroom and to make your transition back after break a smooth one.

The above and below image is an easy New Year craftivity and hallway display.  It actually was one of the first products I posted on TpT, so if you already own it, redownload to get the update for free.   

I like to read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution and then discuss resolutions.  I also discuss what it means to "start on the right foot."  We chart our resolutions on the Smartboard and the students write and illustrate their resolutions inside the card.  After that, we trace our feet and add it to the outside of the card.   I write the names on the feet in a fancy handwriting.  

Included in the packet is a banner for you to print out and add above your display.  I like to print the banners on bright colored card-stock and string with twine or ribbon.  

Print and go activities require little prep; just what you need after holiday break.   I utilize the printables below from my New Year Blackline Printables packet.  Just click to check out the packet.  It is on sale right now, along with my whole store. 

Here is a FREEBIE for you!  It is a 2017 pendant style banner.  You should have each student complete one banner flag and decorate it.  String the banners around the room or in the hall!  Click the image to download from Google Drive.

Looking for Common Core New Year themed literacy and math centers?  Check out this packet:


Also, check out this Graphtivity.  My students love to share whether or not they stayed up to watch the ball drop.  Personally, I am in bed!  

Here are some read alouds for you to check out:

As always feel free to pin and I want to wish you a Happy New Year.


  1. Really cute, and engaging activities. I can tell you put your whole heart into your classroom! Happy New Year!


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