One of the writing assignments we do at almost every grade level as we return to school for the new year is to explain to our children about goals and resolutions and then have them write a New Year's Resolution of their own. In Kindergarten the teacher started by reading the book Squirrel's New Year's Resolution and then discussing with the children her own goal for the new year. Then she had the children turn and talk to a partner about a goal each might have for 2012. Finally the children shared out their goals giving each child even more choices and expanding their thought process. Finally the little writers were asked to go write a resolution ( or "revolution" as one little kindergarten put it!) Enjoy the adorable writing of some of our youngest writers below!
My resolution will be to help my sister make better choices at home so she does not get in trouble.
Taking out the garbage
My resolution is to clean up my room.
I will recycle because it can help the environment.