Months ago, I purchased this craftivity from All Students Can Shine knowing that I would use it to help us set our learning goals.
To begin, we read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution. We learned about resolutions and come up with a definition for this word based on the book.
Then, we looked at our ESGI data. I showed the class our data for language arts and math. But they wanted to know more. They asked if they could see their own data. So, I showed them each their data. As I did, we talked about the areas which we all excelled and those which were important for our overall learning success. As we had this discussion, I could tell that some students were beginning to understand the impact learning has.
I met with each student individually to talk about their resolutions. Each child was honest and did an excellent job of selecting a resolution that reflected what they needed the most to be successful in the classroom. We talked about how we could each support one another to help make their resolution a success.
I love this bulletin board and plan to keep it up for the remainder of the year. Why? Because it will serve as a reminder of our learning goals.