Everyone writes New Years Resolutions which are randomly read by participants. Can you guess who wrote it?

Game Materials
A slip of paper and something to write with

Game Preparation
Prepare slips of paper for people to write their resolution(s) on

Game Play

  1. As each student arrives, give them a piece of paper and ask them to write down a New Years resolution (which is not too personal or embarrassing)
  2. Put all the New Year resolutions in a bowl.
  3. Each person must pick one piece of paper out of the bowl.
  4. Resolutions are read, one by one and everyone shares who they think wrote down each New Years resolution.
  5. The person who correctly guesses the most is the winner.

Do you make New Year's resolutions?

What is a resolution? A resolution is a promise or a goal. 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 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 at home, 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, working harder for better grades, or being a better friend.

If you work hard to keep these promises, it will make you feel better about yourself! Your promises to yourself should not be too hard to keep.

Kid President AWESOME YEAR Challenge!
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Ask yourself the following questions

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How SMART are you?

Read the following goals and decide which goal is the SMART goal:

1. I will do better on my report card during the third nine weeks.

2. During the third 9 weeks, I will get at least a B on all my math tests, and at least a B on most of my quizzes and homework assignments.


Divide you paper in half:

On the left side, create an academic resolution using the SMART template .

EXAMPLES: grades, study habits, work quality, attendance, meeting deadlines etc.

On the right side, create a personal resolution using the SMART template.

EXAMPLES: family, friends, attitude, health, motivation, community etc.

**You will turn these in to your adviser before you leave.**