10 New Year's Resolutions from Elementary School Students
Posted 01/11/2018 11:20AM

Elementary students at the International School of Beijing

Elementary students at the International School of Beijing (ISB) shared their hopes, dreams, and plans for 2018. For many, the New Year brings to mind new beginnings and the chance to call out their goals for the next twelve months. We joined Kathryn Handy's grade 5 class for a fun and thought-provoking New Year's activity. When Ms. Handy introduced the topic of resolutions to her students, she encouraged the class to enlarge their thinking beyond achieving and getting, to practicing and giving.

Elementary students at the International School of Beijing

“Through this exercise, they are developing not only their understanding that their habits and behaviors directly impact on their goals, but also confidence in independently choosing a path to develop along, as well as mindfulness and compassion toward other people,” said Ms. Handy. 

For those parents who might wish to make resolutions with their family at home, Ms. Handy recommends allowing children to generate their resolutions themselves. "In that way," said Ms. Handy, "They can learn to analyze what's important to them and plan and take genuine ownership of their goals."

 

1. Andy K.: Leadership

Elementary students new year's resolution


2. Anya P.: Positivity

Elementary students new year's resolution

 

3. Chelsea C.: Swimming

Elementary students new year's resolution

 

4. Claire S.: Openness

Elementary students new year's resolution

 

5. Daryl L.: Be an All-Rounder

Elementary students new year's resolution

 

6. Gabby T: Smiling

Elementary students new year's resolution

 

7. Henrik M.: Helpfulness

Elementary students new year's resolution

 

8. Kiss M.: Maturity

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9. Larry K.: Joyfulness

Elementary students new year's resolution

 

10. Michelle Z.: Thankfulness

Elementary students new year's resolution

 

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