Setting Goals

Pair with a sending & receiving teacher for this activity.  Have your students write on a notecard:  my goal for next year (or my goal for __ grade) is ________.  Have them place the card in an envelope and address it to themselves.  Don’t have them seal it.  Give the cards to next year’s teacher.  Next year the receiving teacher should read each card and write the goal by the student’s name for the year.  At the end of October the teacher should mail the cards then ask the students in a week from mailing how they think they are doing with their goal.  This can be a fun surprise and motivating.  The teacher could help and reinforce students around their goal.

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