To ring in the new year with writing I created a "Happy New Year" writing paper. We discussed things that did not go so well in 2011 and talked about how we could make 2012 a better year for the class. Then I had the students write about what their new year's resolution is. They turned out really cute and I was amazed at many of the things the students said they wanted to work on for 2012.
I will post pictures soon! To get a copy to the New Year's writing paper click on the picture below: