This book is perfect for my first graders because it does a great job explaining what a resolution is. Squirrel does not know about resolutions and finds out from her friend bear. Bear explains that "a resolution is a promise you make to yourself to be better or help others." (I love that explanation.)
While squirrel has difficulty thinking of a resolution for herself, she spends her time helping her woodland friends. They eventually point out that she her actions speak for themselves.
The story is sweet. The illutstrations are vibrant and have fun details. If you do not have this book in your collection, I recommend checking it out. It's great for this time of year.
After reading Squirrel's New Year's Resolution, my students will complete our little New Year's themed craftivity and write about their resolutions for the upcoming year. I don't really know who came up with the idea of using the left over blowouts with a writing assignment, but I think it is adorable. Plus first grader resolutions are really fun to read.
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