daily doodle journal or activity- maybe an interesting way to get students involved and focussed. Doodle of a chapter? Doodle of a thought or key concept. Doodle of something you learned? Doodle your way through the day.
Grateful Jar: The year just started! Set up a jar and write down your happy moments as you have them on pieces of paper and put them in the jar. At the end of the year, you can read back through them. More like a "Happy Moments of the Year" Jar
DIY calendar journal— index cards! I made this calendar journal three years ago and have written in it daily ever since. It has been so rewarding. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make your own!