The teacher across the hall did this little craft and writing activity which I thought was amazing!!! She bought plastic gold Christmas ornaments for 50% off at the after Christmas sales and look at the idea SHE came up with!!! She tied the ornaments onto a piece of clear string and paper punched a hole midway down the page. The students wrote 2014, decorated the sheet with confetti and wrote about their new year. The string can be manipulated to show the ball dropping! WOW! I am sure her students loved this activity and my students are just wishing that they could do this too! Believe me, next year I will be looking for those little plastic balls. Happy 2014!