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  • Mandi SLP

Ringing in the New Year in Speech! 3 FREEBIES

Updated: Jan 1, 2022

Updated 01/01/2022

When I return to work after winter break I like to do reflection activities with my students to promote positive thinking. I use a couple (free) resources that help students look back on the positive things that happened in the past year and make goals and aspirations for the next.

1. The first resource I use is my New Years Freebie that can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers. This can be used with any aged student but works best with 2nd grade and up. The student will write and draw about his/her favorite things from the past year (favorite color, favorite movie, favorite food, places they visited etc...) and on the second page they get to draw things they hope to do in the new year. This activity is great because students can either write or draw their answers (or both!). It is fun to keep a copy on file to pull out next year to compare!

2. The second freebie is perfect for younger students. It is a drawing/coloring activity. It has a prompt that says "It's 2022, here's what I'm going to do!" Super cute and easy to use with any students. Click here or on the picture to get it!

3. The third freebie is a simple writing prompt. There are two pages in this download too. The first prompt is "2017 was a great year because..." and the second is "2018 is going to be the best year ever because..." These prompts are great because it encourages students to find something positive in the past year (even if they had a bad year) and think positively about the future. I use this prompt with 2nd grade and up. My students also love decorating the years. Click here for an instant download.

I hope you find these resources helpful! Have a great new year! If you download either of my New Year freebies on TPT, could you do me a favor? Will you take a few seconds to leave me a review or feedback? You can do this on the TPT link at the bottom after you download it! It really helps me to improve my resources for you!


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