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Students explore reasons for setting goals and techniques to achieve them. They discover the importance of setting goals, both short-range and long-range. Students assess their own situation and write specific goals to meet their personal, educational objectives.
Fourth graders view a PowerPoint presentation "Setting goals." They use Kidspiration to organize long and short term goals for academics. Students write essays about Goal Setting. Students work in groups and create a dialogue involving their entire group, and edit with "Movie Maker."
Third graders read and discuss the book, Miss Rumphius. They go over new vocabulary included in the book and discuss the concept of setting goals. They set their own goals for the summer and present them using a graphic organizer which shows how those goals will be accomplished.
This is the last lesson in the series put out by Together Counts on health. This activity has youngsters setting goals to keep their energy balanced by making excellent eating and activity choices. They may need a little help making these plans in a realistic and measurable way. By now, most youngsters know what's good to eat and that they have to get outside and play. So reinforce this and help put them on the path to maintaining a healthy balance.
Students discuss needs and problems of a community and then use critical thinking skills to devise goals to solve problems. Once group discussions are completed,students respond individually to reflection questions on goal setting worksheet.
Setting goals plays a major role in becoming a self motivated learner. Students will read and discuss a story, set personal goals, and analyze a sacred prayer. This lesson includes: teacher evaluation, goal worksheet, prayers, story, and well thought out discussion questions. Note: This is clearly intended for a religiously affiliated audience and not appropriate for the public school setting.
Sixth graders set goals for themselves and identify realistic steps to achieve their goals. They visualize themselves achieving their ambitions and draw a picture representing their success. They create a classroom mural that focuses upon classroom goals.
Learners discover the benefits of setting goals for themselves.  For this guidance lesson, students work together as a class to identify goals. Learners then investigate options for attaining their goals and discover the relevance of goal setting in their academic work.
Students set goals for their class. In this community building lesson, students evaluate what the climate of their classroom is like and discuss what they would like it to be like. As a class, they create goals for the class to reach.
Sixth graders develop long term finance goals and understand why they are important. For this character education lesson, 6th graders compare the benefits of perseverance versus impulse spending. Students set five personal goals.
Learners apply basic time management skills to their lifestyle and implement study skills. Also, they should be able to implement management techniques in their daily lives as well. Students list activities and assignments and determine where they are losing time by small scale planning and set goals. There are three lessons in all that build upon one another.
Second graders discuss the role of goals, and play a word recognition game that examines doing the best job we can do and being the best we can be. They write one personal goal and determine if it is a short-term or a long-term goal.
Who is a champion to your class? Elementary and middle schoolers think of a role-model from their lives. Then, in their journals, they write evidence of that person's perseverance. They identify the character trait of perseverance with the autobiographical character, Michelle Kwan. Additionally, they write a personal narrative essay that describes the steps they took to achieve a personal goal.
Students are introduced to the benefits of goal-setting and the steps in the goal setting process. A group activity with a ball give students practice in all steps of the process and an opportunity to see the benefits of setting goals.
Students review the importance of goal-setting and the steps in the goal setting process and practice cooperative behavior while reviewing concepts, setting goals, and formulating short term plans.
Learners examine the process for setting goals. In this setting goals lesson, students review Part 1 of this lesson to determine their understanding of setting goals. They participate in a cooperative activity in which they practice teamwork. They discuss how they will improve their behavior after thinking about what went well during their teamwork activity.
Students set goals. For this goal-setting lesson, students discuss the benefits of setting goals and examine how goal-setting could help them improve their grades.
Students explore the importance of setting goals. For this guidance lesson, students generate personal and academic goals for the school year. Different activities are provided for seventh and eighth grade.
Students demonstrate understanding of American's value of time according to three areas: Being on time, time management, and setting goals. They plan a week's activities and make short-term and long-term goals.
Students investigate the concept of a healthy diet for senior citizens, while specifically emphasizing a low consumption of sodium. The diet has the intention of helping to reduce blood pressure and students set goals for a heart healthy life.