27 New Year’s Teacher Tools for January


Ring in the new year wishes with these 27 teacher tools. You’ll find a collection of New Year’s worksheets, resolutions freebies, crafts, activities, gifts for students and Chinese New Year ideas too! Have a happy new year with your class and celebrate the coming of 2015.

Have you seen? The Teach Junkie activities section is growing in numbers of pictured tutorials and collections with free classroom activities so you can always search there if you’’re looking for something different. {wink} What’s your tip for teaching resolutions in January? Share with us fellow teach junkies!

New Year Wishes Worksheets: 27 New Year's Teacher Tools for January - Teach Junkie

New Year Wishes Worksheets

1. Thinking about a New Year Worksheet – A single page printable (or poster size) to feature new year’s reflections.

2. New Year’s Eve Survey – A single page printable that has students describe their favorites.

3. Math and Language Arts Pack – A first grade set of activities featuring matching time to the hour, greater than, less than or equal to, addition and abc order.

4. New Year Wishes and More  – This packet is a set pf printables to help ring in 2015.

Resolutions Freebies: 27 New Year's Teacher Tools for January - Teach Junkie

Resolutions Freebies

5. Writing Booklet – A back to school in January booklet of writing prompts with fun graphics.

6. Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution – A writing template to go along with the great New Year read aloud.

7. Writing Paper – A simple first grade template with room for illustrations.

8. Remembering Last Year, All About Me – Here is a set of pages to reflect on 2014 and look forward to 2015.

New Year's Crafts: 27 New Year's Teacher Tools for January - Teach Junkie

New Year’s Crafts

9. Ringing in the New Year Bells – Students can write their goals for 2015 down onto a free bell-shaped template.

10. New Year Kid Faces & Hats – Cut and paste sweet little kid faces and party hats to accompany your New Year’s writing pieces. Add party blowers for a 3d effect.

11. Goal Paper Strip Firecrackers – With a paper tube and goals written on strips, students can create a firecracker writing display.

12. New Year Hats – A cute little cut and paste hat with the year, a star on top.

Happy New Year Activities: 27 New Year's Teacher Tools for January - Teach Junkie

Happy New Year Activities

13. Party Blower Syllables – Instead of clapping or tapping syllables, have your students sounding out the number of syllables in a word using party blowers.

14. Flap Books Resolutions – Lift the flap on the numbers in 2015 to write down goals for the new year.

15. Photo Booth Props – Set up a fun an silly photo booth for students to take photos. Add printed photos to your resolutions writing for a grand display.

16. Find Somebody Who – Here is a fun way to get students discussing what they did over winter break by asking questions of their classmates.

17. Roll and Cover Dice Addition Games – Adding with a New Year’s themed game makes it much more fun.

Poems to Ring in the New Year: 27 New Year's Teacher Tools for January - Teach Junkie

Poems to Ring in the New Year

18. Happy New Year Poem – A poem to welcome back students to school in January.

19. Think Think Think Poem – A way to help describe resolutions to kids.

Classroom Gifts for Students: 27 New Year's Teacher Tools for January - Teach Junkie

Classroom Gifts for Students

20. Hi-lite of the New Year – Replenish your hi-lighter stash with these cute gift tags.

21. Happy New Year Pencil Flags – Simple to cut and paste around the end of new pencil. Great for all grade levels.

22. Bright New Year Glow Sticks – Wish a bright new year with glow sticks and a simple printable tag.

Chinese New Year Ideas: 27 New Year's Teacher Tools for January - Teach Junkie

Chinese New Year Ideas

23. Chinese Paper Plate Drums – Create Chinese New Year drums with paper plates in this easy tutorial.

24. Chinese Paper Lanterns Tutorial – Construction paper and scissors are all it takes to make these Chinese New Year paper lanterns.

25. Paper Chinese Dragons Art Project – With black paper, string and scrap paper – each dragon is unique!

26. Paper Plate Dragon Scales – This collaborative project would be great for an entire grade level to work on to create a master display for the Chinese New Year.

27. Roll Dice Activities – These ready to go activities will have students rolling a die to draw, race and cover Chinese New Year-inspired images.

There you have it! Tools to make your teaching life easier. Thanks talented teachers – your printables and lesson plans are great! Feel free to share your “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” badge on your blog, facebook or instagram. You earned it! {{high fives}}


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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.