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New Years - Word Wall Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 2 - 4

Welcome the New Year with this set of 36 vocabulary cards to cut and post on your classroom word wall.

Start Your Lessons With Words For The New Year

Our New Year’s Word Wall includes words that will be immediately recognizable AND stretch your student’s language skills and vocabulary.

As a result, your students will become thoughtful, articulate speakers and writers. 

Your download includes the following new year-specific vocabulary words:

  • Auld Lang Syne
  • ball drop
  • calendar
  • celebrate
  • cheers
  • clock
  • confetti
  • countdown
  • December
  • festivities
  • fireworks
  • first
  • games
  • goals
  • Happy New Year
  • holiday
  • January
  • last
  • memories
  • music
  • New Year’s Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • noisemaker
  • out with the old & in with the new
  • parade
  • party
  • resolution
  • ring in the new year
  • sparklers
  • stroke of midnight
  • Times Square
  • time zone
  • toast
  • tradition
  • twelve o’clock
  • year

We’ve also included a blank sheet to add your own list of words.

What Else Can You Do With This Winter Word Wall? 

Word walls are a fantastic way to expose students to the broader world of language with comprehension activities like:

🎆 Daily Oral Language and spelling word of the week exercises

🎆 Identifying phonemes—blends, digraphs, vowel teams, silent final e

🎆 Counting syllables 

🎆 Recognizing parts of speech (noun types, verbs, adjectives, compound words)

🎆 Creative writing 

🎆 Alphabetical ordering

🎆 Games (Charades, 20 Questions, Swat, etc.)  

You can use your word wall before, during, and after reading with your whole class, small groups, or individualized instruction. 

Here’s how to create a fun Word Search too! 

Customize Your Word Wall

  1. Select the type of font you would prefer from the drop-down box above.
  2. Click on the blue button and use the Teach Starter Studio to add a custom word list to the resource.
  3. Download and print your custom, themed word list.

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