Do you set goals regularly with your primary students? If so, you may have struggled to find a kid-friendly form that allows you to give your "little's" ownership of their goals. This form was made as a result of a PLC that I recently attended which only reminded me of the importance of starting the goal setting process early, and teaching students to monitor their own progress toward meeting their goals.
When using the form, the students will (1) choose one thing they would like to work on. This goal could be academic, behavioral, or even social/emotional. The students can write their goal in words, draw a picture, you could scribe the goal, or have pictures that you pre-create using a board making program, or online images.
They will then (2) determine an action plan for the goal. Yes, this will take a lot of coaching on your part.
Finally, the students will (3) determine what they will do when they reach their goal. How will they celebrate? What are they working for? This last step is a great way to get the parents involved. What is their favorite reward at home? This will encourage the students to be working on their goal at home and at school.
There are blanks for the students, or you, to check of if they have reached their goal on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
You can print a new sheet out every day, week, month, etc., or laminate so that the checks can be wiped off and started again the next week. Once the goal has been met, print a new sheet to write a new goal.
Also included is a small poster that can be used to display completed goals in the hallway or in a classroom display.
Great idea: Start a goal wall so that students can see all the goals that they have met throughout the year.