New Year’s Resources for the Classroom (freebie)

It’s hard to believe the new year is almost here and it is time to set New Year’s goals.  We start back after the new year and I am already thinking about how I am going to re-focus my students.  They are always so excited and exhausted from winter break.  One important thing we do is spend the first couple of days reteaching important procedures.  This is a great time of year to talk about setting goals for the rest of the school year.  We brainstorm some personal and classroom goals and record them on chart paper.  


Brainstorming Goals

I try to stay clear of the word resolution and use the word goal. Here is a picture of an anchor chart we have used in the years past.

new year goals anchor chart

New Year’s Books

Here are some New Year’s books that I like to read aloud to my students.

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new year's books Collage

Finally, here is a freebie that I made years ago, but continue to update it for the current year.  It’s simple and sweet because I really only spend a day or two on New Year’s goals and then move on to winter activities.  Click below to grab yours.

This freebie includes a page for 2024. It’s just not pictured.

New Years Goals

New Year Goals Craft

If you are looking for a craft to go along with the graphic organizer freebie, check out this fun party horn. The goal strips coordinate with the sections in the above graphic organizer.

new year goals craft

The horn template comes with yearly goals, or just new year goals. You can find this craft resource below.

New Year Goals Craft

New Year Goals Craft

Do you have your students make goals or resolutions?


  1. Looking forward to getting new ideas to help teach my special ed classroom

  2. Love receiving quality freebies such as the ones offered. Thanks for your generosity.

  3. Great blog post! Much thanks!

  4. I can’t wait to explore all the wonderful ideas I could use to teach English to children in Italy!

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