Ring in the New Year
Tune: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Let’s all do a little ringing, (Shake hands as if ringing bells.)
Let’s all do a little clapping… (Clap hands.)
When is your birthday?
(Say months of the year.) January, February, March…(Children stand up on their birthday month.)
Let’s all be a little kinder… (Pat friends on the back.)
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Book Drawing - Purchase a roll of tickets at an office supply store or make your own. Every time children read a book give them a ticket and ask them to write their name on it. Collect tickets in a cup or sack. At the end of each week, the teacher draws a name and that child “wins” a book. (This could be a book the teacher has purchased or it could be a collaborative book the class has made.)
Foot Bookmark - Let children take off their shoes and trace around their feet. Cut out and decorate with crayons or markers. Encourage them to use their foot as a bookmark when they “step into a good book.”
Hint! You could also let children do rubbings of the soles of their shoes and use these as bookmarks.