Setting goals and working towards them helps show growth in the classroom. It is also a skill for future learning.
Procedures for Goal Setting
1st-Read Goals Setting Books
Start with a few books about reaching dreams and setting goals! Check out Giraffes Can’t Dance…all about not letting others discourage you from your dreams! Check out 5 Goal Setting Read Alouds.
The students then talked about their goal for kindergarten and filled out a football goal sheet. Yes, watch as they color and get instant information about hand grip and pencil control!
Place goal sheets where they can be viewed as a reminder or be sure to have them where students can reference them.
4th-Keep Track of Goals
Now each time the students meet a goal, they sign the class goal sheet! It keeps the goals visible and in the students’ minds! It is so cool to see the names added as the weeks progress.
I also have a comprehensive goal sheet in each Learner’s Journal. The students color or circle when they meet a goal. They are so excited to look in their journals and talk with each other about what they know!
They can also record on a learning journal app like @Seesaw. (free for teachers)