February 11, 2018

#GoalGetters



Hey teacher friends!

I am so excited to show you my new tool for goal setting and data tracking in my classroom.

But first, let's rewind to August.

During the first week of school, students filled out these goal sheets. They wrote in one goal for each category. It made for a gorgeous, colorful, and meaningful bulletin board for the first half of the year! 



A few weeks ago, I pulled my students in small groups to revisit their goals from the beginning of the year. I took them off the bulletin board so we could look at them carefully. They put check marks in the boxes of goal they had achieved, and wrote "not yet" in the boxes that they were still working on.

They loved seeing how many goals they had already achieved, and they loved seeing how their handwriting had changed since the beginning of the year! I encouraged my students to use their slips as bookmarks to be a constant reminder of their goals.



You can grab a few variations of these goal sheets and the #GoalGetters header for FREE right here!

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Since I took our goals off of the bulletin board, I needed something new.

I decided to come up with 8 goals that I want my third graders to meet by the end of the school year, which is only a few months away!

I printed the goals on colored paper to match my classroom, then hung them up on my #GoalGetters board.



When students achieve a goal, they get to put their initials on a label, which I stick on the board. It's a quick and easy was the celebrate with the students, and it serves as a data wall for me. Additionally, it does not draw attention to students who have not yet met goals.



You can find these labels on Amazon here for less than $3.00.


If you decide to try this method, let me know how it goes for you!





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