In my classroom, setting and working tirelessly toward goals are crucial to our overarching theme of going from “good to great.” I set goals for my students, use data to assess our progress toward those goals, and design lessons based on those analyses. Likewise, I aim to instill in my students the importance of reflecting about areas in which we can improve and addressing those areas in order to grow as learners. I also want to invest families in this process in order to ensure that a goal oriented mindset stays with my students after they graduate from pre-k.
As part of our celebration of the New Year, we made resolutions with our families. Each student received a note and blank resolution card the first day back last week. Students returned the cards after coming up with a resolution with family members at home.
2007 New Years Resolutions
Tyrone and his mother:
Our goal is to read more words and count more numbers.
David and his mother:
Our goal is to read two books every night and find more words and letters.
Sierra and her family:
As a family our goal is to spend more time reading and sharing our thoughts.
Derrell and his mother:
Our goal is to improve Derrell’s writing of letters.
Tyrique and his mother:
Our goal is to strive for the best together.
Awana and her mother:
Our goal is to identify numbers and the alphabet and to work on writing Awana’s first and last name.
Karen and her grandmother:
Our goal is to read one new book a night and write down two new words out of the book.
Fuquan and his mother:
Our goal is to read a book every night.
Kevin and his grandmother:
Our goal is to help Kevin read a book until he understands how to read alone.
Jeffrey and his mother:
Our goal is to learn how to tie our shoelaces.
Ravon, his mother, and father:
Our goal is to sing more songs together such as “The Wheels on the Bus.”