Sunday, May 4, 2014

Goal Setting Checklist FREEBIE!

Hey guys! I just wanted to share a quick little post and freebie with you. A colleague recently shared this idea with me about students setting and tracking their own goals. I thought this was a fantastic idea and wondered why I hadn't thought of it myself. This is such a great way to empower students and hold them accountable for their own learning. I have had my kids use graphs to chart their own progress in reading, but I haven't actually had students come up with their own goals they want to accomplish.

There are lots of great ideas on the internet, which I've posted on my Pinterest board.
But there aren't too many products that are simple enough to use with kindergarteners. So, I was inspired to create a quick little freebie for those of us in the younger grades! I thought this would be a nice simple visual way to make goal setting a less daunting task for kindergarteners.

One way to use this would be to give each student a goal checklist weekly or monthly. Have students choose 3 goals from the picture sheet, then cut and paste their goals onto their goal sheet. At the end of the week or month have students check off whether they accomplished the goal or still need to work on it. Then they will choose new goals for the next month. You could have students tape their goal sheet to their desk or keep it in a folder. The important thing is that they are revisiting it frequently to monitor their goals and keep track of their accomplishments. You can also keep these for parent conferences or send them home to keep parents informed of their child's progress.

I'd love to hear more ideas for goals I can add to the chart. Please comment if there's something you'd like me to add. Click one of the images below for your FREEBIE

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Student-Goal-Setting-1232074
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Student-Goal-Setting-1232074
Also, if you're into the idea of having students set goals, check out this awesome student data binder from Mrs. Knight, which allows students to set goals and track their own progress! I love this!
http://creatingreadersandwriters.blogspot.com/2013/03/empower-your-students-doable-data.html

That's all for now! Thanks for visiting :)

19 comments:

  1. This is a really fun way to encourage goal setting. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes! indeed you are right. You can check a few more here!
      Checklist Template

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing! This is a great way for my K students to set goals and keep track of their progress.

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  3. I am so excited that I found your blog! I was a classroom teacher for 5 years until I became a stay at home mom for the past 6 years---And this fall I'm going back to the classroom as a Kindergarten teacher! I need all the ideas I can get, and your blog is fantastic! Thanks so much! I am so excited to be a Kindergarten teacher again!

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  4. This is such a great idea. This allows the kinders to take responsibility for their own learning and progress. You could also use this during parent teacher conferences.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome resource! This is my second year as a Kindergarten teacher and I haven't quite figured out how to encourage my students to set and track personal goals! I am thinking of all the ways my students can use these goal setting checklists. I look forward to exploring your blog more and sharing it with my K team. I will also be checking out your resources on Teachers Pay Teachers. Thanks again!

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  6. Hi!
    I absolutely love this!! I would love the Goal page you show above with the "accomplished" and the "still improving". Please send it to aarsenault@d64.org
    Thanks!

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  7. This is an amazing resource is perfect for K. Thank you so much. I have been attempting to create something like this but did not have the vision you clearly have.

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  8. I'm SO EXCITED to incorporate this in to my classroom this year!! Can I pick your brain a bit more, though?

    When you print the "I Can" picture cards, do you print enough so that each child has their own set? I've printed my own colored set to laminate to use whole group ("This is what we're doing today...etc"), but how do you use them with the students individually?

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  9. I love the checklist above with "accomplished" and "still improving" so students can be responsible for whether or not they've mastered the skill/reached the goal. The download it links to does not contain that goal sheet, though. Is it possible to get a copy of the one posted? Thanks! :)

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

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    1. I was wondering this too and would like a copy. thanks- mmacho@isd578.org

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  10. We are goal-setting this week and your ideas fit perfectly. Love the ideas you chose for possible goals. You took the words right out of my brain! Thank you!

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  11. Your blog is great. This is a wonderful resource for my special needs students. Could you email me the accomplished page as that is the terminology we use in IEP's. Please send to pupdogjenny@yahoo.com

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  12. I love your ideas and its such a nice way of getting kids to set their goals

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  13. I would love the updated goal sheet also. srussell@fdschools.org
    We are planning on using it for our parent night when we go over our FAST data. Could I have the 5 FAST areas that are testing in kindergarten. Sight words, nonsense words, letter sounds, onset sounds, Segmentation

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