2015 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s here! The big 2015; the year Marty McFly from “Back to the Future” traveled to.

Of course with a new year comes a new you, new mistakes, new wishes, and especially new resolutions.

For those who don’t know what a “New Year’s Resolution” is, it’s something resembling a goal that you would like to accomplish in the new year.

For example Annabel Flores (7) said, “My new year’s resolution is to get better in math. I need help with math because I know I struggle in that subject.”

According to www.usa.gov , the most picked New Year’s resolution of this year is to lose weight. Of course right in second is to volunteer or to help out more.

Also, according to www.statisticbrain.com , only 45% percent of Americans make or set out a New Years’ resolution. Also, only 75% of people carry their resolution out through just the first week and then quit.

There are many reasons to make a resolution for yourself even if it’s to lose weight or to beat a new video game. Set goals for yourself and reach high this year.

Here is a picture of Arlette Aguilar's (7) New Year's Resolution list.

Arlette Aguilar’s (7) New Year’s Resolution list.

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Its Really a Sweater, But Whatever

It’s been a pretty tough winter season and it’s not over yet, so thankfully we have a bunch of jackets. But the thing is Annabel Flores (7) thinks the jackets are way too expensive. Did you know that we have a uniform policy because they wanted to “even everyone out.”

Grace Sadowski (7) says “I don’t like our uniform jacket, because it needs more creativity, at least more than just a G.” Thankfully we get to wear non-uniform jackets on really cold and it stays cold all day.

Alessandra Saldivar (7) said, “We should be able to wear non-uniform jackets every day, because we already have to wear uniforms”. The actual policy for our uniforms is royal blue, navy blue, and white shirts and navy/khaki pants.

So there you have it. We should be able to wear non-uniform jackets, but our hoodies would be a little cooler with a little “more creativity”. Did you know we’ve had the uniform policy for more than 7 years!

This is a picture of the newest version of the jackets

This is a picture of the newest version of the jackets

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Deck the House with Lights

Christmas caroling, Christmas trees, ugly sweater parties, gingerbread houses, visiting Santa Claus, Elf on the Shelf, watching Christmas cartoons, watching Christmas movies, reading Christmas stories, baking cookies, spending time with family, secret Santa, opening presents, popcorn garland, Christmas cards, snowmen, snowball fights, and making reindeer food. Chances are at least one of those 18 ideas is a Christmas tradition for you and your family. Before you start picking your absolute favorite though, don’t forget decorating your house with Christmas lights.

Everyone has to love Christmas lights, whether it’s watching your dad hang them on the roof, putting them on your Christmas tree, driving around your neighborhood looking at them, going to a light festival, or even just lighting up your front yard. Believe it or not there is a neighborhood that has their very own Christmas light festival. It is called the Windcrest Christmas Lights festival, and if you live there it is really easy to enter, compete, and win. Some people go to these light festivals as a family tradition. “I go to the Windcrest Light Festival almost every year,” says Chasity Clark (7).

While looking at lights is fun, can you imagine setting them up? Even if you think they are perfect other people might be thinking that you aren’t creative enough, or that doing one color makes your yard boring. Others might think that you are just trying to show off. Chasity Clark states, “The one thing I don’t like is if they only use one color.”

“My favorite part of decorating is listening to music while doing it,” said Cristiana County (7). People can take decorating the front hard and make it a game. If you’re listening to music or racing to see who can hang up more lights, just decorating with you family should be fun.

It’s so fun to look at your neighbors Christmas lights. It’s even better to go home look at all those bright lights and not lift a finger to hang them up. Occasionally you have neighbors who don’t decorate, but it gives your yard a bigger spotlight. If your Christmas might not involve looking at lights maybe you should add that to your long list of traditions this year.

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Award winning Grinch in the Windcrest Holiday Lights Contest

 

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