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Have you made a New Year’s Resolution and what is your promise for the New Year?
What does it mean to make a resolution?
How did this practice start and what are other New Year’s customs around the world?
Why is New Year’s on January 1st and has it always been celebrated on this day?
These links should help you answer these questions.
Grade Levels: 3 -5
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? What is a resolution? A resolution is a promise. It is a promise that you make to yourself! It is a tradition for people to make resolutions at the beginning of a new year. There are different kinds of resolutions.
One sort of resolution has to do only with oneself. You might decide to lose weight, to stop eating candy, to exercise more, or to watch less TV. Other resolutions might involve family or friends. You could resolve to be more patient with your little brother, to be more helpful to your mom, or not to get into fights with your friends. Some resolutions are about school and the outside world, such as getting to class on time, trying for better grades, or not teasing the neighbor’s dog.
If you manage to keep these promises, it will make you feel better about yourself. So, it’s important not to make wild resolutions that are too difficult to follow.
Your promises to yourself should not be too hard to keep.
The box below is divided into three sections.
1. In the first section, list at least two resolutions for your personal improvement.
2. In the second section, list at least two resolutions that have to do with
family and friends.
3. In the third section, list at least two resolutions about school and the
|FAMILY AND FRIENDS:|
|SCHOOL AND THE OUTSIDE WORLD:|
Nobody’s perfect! The beginning of a new year seems like a good time to think about changing. That’s why people make resolutions in January.
In this activity, you are going to write the first draft of an essay about your promises to yourself for the new year. The best resolutions are those that you can be pretty sure of keeping. Choose three of the resolutions you listed above – one about personal improvement, one about family and friends, and one about school and the outside world. Write a five-paragraph essay about these New Year’s resolutions.
Write your first paragraph here, introducing the topic.
Write your second paragraph here. It should describe your personal improvement promise and tell why you are making it.
Write your third paragraph here. It should describe your family and friends resolution and tell why you are making it.
Write your fourth paragraph here. It should describe your resolution about school and the outside world, and tell why you are making it.
Write your fifth paragraph here. It should restate the topic and sum it up.
REVISING AND WRITING A FINAL COPY
1. Edit and revise the first draft of your essay about New Year’s resolutions.
Here are some suggestions:
|a. Does the first paragraph introduce the topic in an interesting way? Can you make it more exciting by beginning with a question or a startling statement?b. Do the next three paragraphs describe each resolution? Do you clearly explain why you are making these resolutions?c. Do you restate and sum up the topic in the last paragraph?d. Are all sentences complete? Do subjects and verbs agree?e. Is all spelling correct? Consult a dictionary.|
2. Write the final copy of your essay below. Write a title on the first line. Indent at the beginning of paragraphs. Use the back of this worksheet if you need more room.
This activity is from Writing Activities for Every Month of the School Year.
ALSO FEEL FREE TO VISIT THE RESOLUTIONS PAGE (LOCATED ON TOP) TO SHARE RESOLUTIONS WITH THE PS119 COMMUNITY
This is the year of 2017. I have 5 New Years resolutions.
These are my New Years resolutions. I will try to fulfill them.
This year in my magnet studies I am studying Argentina. Argentina is located in South America. The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina. The second largest city in Argentina is Cordoba. The third largest city is Rosario. The tango is a famous dance in Argentina. It is originated in Buenos Aires. Argentina’s school year is from March to December. Since Argentina is locate in the Southern Hemisphere, there summer is are winter and are summer is there winter. In Argentina the school hours are 7:30 to 4:00. That is a Long time. Those are some facts about Argentina.
My new years resolution is to help my mom clean
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My New Years resolution is to be a better big brother.
By Keyon Fleurjuste
My new year’s resolution for the year of 2017 is to eat more and gain 3 pounds ( i am very skinny) ,play with my
brother and sister more and and exercise more with them too. I also want stay more positive about people and be
nice to them , i also want to stay more focused on my work . What do you want to do for your new year’s resolution ?
My New year resolution is to get better at basketball. also it is to get higher grades on my test. also to get better grades on my report card. the last one is to get better grades on my test and progress report
My New Year’s Resolution is to be a better daughter and sister. I will do my chores without my parents telling me. I will try to get along with my sister Suraya and forget all our mistakes. I can do this by spending 15-20 minutes with Suraya and doing my chores after finishing my homework. I will listen to my parents and not argue. These are my New Year’s Resolution.
My NewYears Resolution is to pass the state test so I can move on to the next grade.