Happy New Year!

The first post of the year!  I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve!  We had family over, watched the kids play, played games, ate food, and had a great time!  Now everyone is still sleeping and the house is quiet, so I thought I'd get on here real quick and post a New Year's poem that I'll do with my students bright and early tomorrow morning.
Just click on the picture to download.

I'll also have them complete this goal sheet.

I'm making these cute pencil flags that I found at Sunny Days in Second Grade for my students tomorrow.

We will also do some activities from Cara's FREE unit at The First Grade Parade.

I'm trying to make that transition back into learning a smooth one on Monday morning and I hope you can too.  (Unless, of course, you're like the rest of the country and you don't go back until Tuesday.)  Please tell me there are others going back tomorrow?!?! 


  1. Sorry to say we aren't going back until Tuesday. I wish we had off before Christmas...we went until the 23rd, so it's kind of nice to have this extra day now.

    Have fun! Thanks for sharing the poem!


  2. Sadly, I too am going back tomorrow. Wah. Love your ideas for the first day back :)

  3. Thank you! I am going back tomorrow (Monday) too...after a 12 week maternity leave! Say a prayer for me :) I am going to post your poem and work on making those adorable pencil flags. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love, love, LOVE the poem! Thank you so much! I think I will use it as our Morning Message on Tuesday (yes, I said Tuesday, I'm so sorry you go back tomorrow...boo) and then use it again later in the week for our Poem of the Week. So awesome, thanks! :)

  5. Super cute stuff -- and I feel terrible that you have to go back tomorrow. That's just WRONG. (I don't go back until the 9th. I know!!! Thank goodness for Furlough Days!)
    I hope your first day back is great!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  6. Thanks so much for the poem!! We don't go back until Thursday... please don't punch me, haha! But this poem will be perfect for our poetry journals. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  7. Thanks for the great stuff! I'll put it to use on Tuesday!!

  8. We go back tomorrow (Monday), too. :(

    Thanks for the poem!

  9. Great ideas and thanks for sharing! I have mixed feelings about going back. Maybe we will have a snow day some time in the near future!

  10. Yes. going back tomorrow...no kiddos though! Hope you have an awesome start of school! :)

  11. We go back on Tuesday and will enjoy using the poem. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love these printables, girl! Ohmiword...we have to go back tomorrow, too!!! Boo!!! Breaks are NEVER long enough! HA! Happy New Year! Hope it's the best yet :) XOXO, Cara :)

  13. Thank you for sharing! What a cute poem! :)

  14. Thanks for the cute freebies! I am going back on Tuesday but will spend a chunk of my day tomorrow getting READY to go back on Tuesday.
    Lori @

  15. Love the poem! We don't go back until the 9th - we taught until Dec. 21st - but I am going up today to try to get my act together for next week. Hope you have a great day!

  16. Haha oy! I commented on your facebook, but I'm an addict, what can I say?! Hope today wasn't too awful!

    Hadar :)

  17. Thanks for sharing my flags! Love your poem - and how did I miss Cara's freebie??

    My blog stalking needs some improvement, obviously!

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  18. Sad to say I had to go in on Thursday to begin setting up a new classroom (new building...big move). I'm ready to see the little kids, but oh how overwhelming it has been to pack prior to Christmas and unpack during break...only a teacher would understand. Wish me luck!


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