To get my students to want to learn different things, I created the "We Nailed It" board. I have it divided off into four sections, each with a different goal. When they reach that goal, they "nailed it" and they get to put a nail on the board with their name on it.
The download is of the heading at the top.
I also have the "nails" available for purchase for just $1.
I sectioned the board off with yarn and just typed out the goal. The ones that I have for Kindergarten are; Knowing all the letters, Knowing all the letter sounds, Counting to 100, and writing their names the "school way".