Happy New Year, Colorful Pages Community! I (like many) have been long awaiting the year 2021. We want to celebrate this new year and start it off right. Many people across the world are starting to set their 2021 New Year’s Resolutions. And, what a great time to teach more about goal setting to our students!
I always love teaching goal setting to my students. Goal setting helps kids (and adults) take charge of their own learning and desires in life. It helps them see agency and choice in learning while also promoting working hard and developing a life-long skill.
I have developed a free Grades K-5 Lesson Plan & Resources to teach more about New Year’s Resolutions and goals. There is a lesson plan, differentiated worksheets, and vocabulary cards all centered around an engaging diverse book, Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao, by Kat Zhang. Check it all out below!
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao, by Kat Zhang
The Spectrum for Multicultural Lit.: Exploration
Age Range: 4-8 years
As a fellow Bao-lover, this book was not only relatable, but also hilarious! In this picture book, Amy Wu is trying to make the perfect bao and she feels like she is never as good as her family members. However, Amy keeps trying and trying along with her cute cat sidekick!
Lesson Plan & Materials
In this lesson, students will be celebrating the New Year by learning about resolutions and goals. First, students will learn different goal-setting vocabulary. Then, the class will read Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao and chart the main character’s goal. After, students will brainstorm their own goal and fill out their own New Year’s Resolutions Chart. Last, the class will share their New Year’s Resolutions and Goals with each other in a Community Circle!
We would love for you to use the resources here while also using your knowledge of your students/kids to meet their needs during this time. Feel free to change up the activities in our lesson plan/directions. Check out the following free resources we have created:
- Grades K-5 New Year’s Resolutions & Goals Lesson Plan
- “My New Year’s Resolution Chart” Worksheets (differentiated)
- Vocabulary Cards for “resolution”, “goal”, and “achieve”
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