Goal Setting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Now that we have wrapped up our 3rd 9 weeks and our student-led conferences, I'd like to share some of the resources I used to help our 2nd graders become aware of goals they have for themselves and ways they can set and meet goals. Here is one goal-setting card that is kid-friendly: Here is something I send home each Monday called the "Monday Memo." It keeps the parents AND the students aware on a week-by-week basis of how they are doing with their behavior and with their AR goal. On a side note, I allow the KIDS to set their AR goal. I want it to be something that will challenge them, but is also achievable. Students are also encouraged to set "conduct" goals. At our school, students must maintain an overall B average in conduct (80 or above for the year). Students start fresh every 9 weeks. This semester, I have been using a great website called "Class Dojo" - It is a visual way to positively manage behavior, it connects with the parents, and it saves time! Here is a resource I use with class dojo and setting behavior goals:

Alabama Nature Center

On Tuesday, March 31st MIB 2nd grade took a trip to Millbrook, AL to visit the Alabama Nature Center - If you've never been there, you should definitely plan a visit!
We took a long nature hike, learned about ponds, animal homes, and animal skins. We played "predator and prey" and made bird's nests. We had lunch while we listened to a speaker who showed us many snakes native to Alabama. We ended the day with observations through small lenses and enjoyed seeing our world up close. The kids had a great time and truly learned a lot. They are still talking about it today!

Playing "deer" and "coyote"

Happy field trip!

Italy, day 4

Today was our last day with our AUM students. Ms. Jones did a lesson on Italian Holidays. She split the students into groups and assigned 1 Italian holiday to each group. She provided each group with research and an iPad and a recording sheet to find out information about their holiday. Each group was responsible for making a poster about their holiday, presenting it, and telling how that holiday compares to American holidays. She did a great job and the kids learned a lot.

We'll miss you AUM students!