You can see part 1 of 4th grade's goal setting unit here.
Part 2 of my mini-unit on goal setting with a 4th grade classroom was on the three components of a "good goal". While I think SMART goals are great, that's too much for my 4th graders to handle, so we focus on the ideas that:
- A good goal is realistic.
- A good goal is specific.
- A good goal has a plan.
-Review material from previous lesson.
-In a circle, students complete a ball toss activity. Students stand in a circle and give them the following guidelines:
-Each person can only get the ball once.
-You cannot toss the ball to someone right next to you.
-I will be timing you.
-Continue through PPT. For specific:
-Have students work individually or as table groups to identify examples andnon-examples of
-Ask a student volunteer to make a specific goal for their ball toss time (do not interfere with how realistic it is) and write it down.
-Repeat the above
-For has a plan:
-Students sort action steps by which goal(s) they would help you achieve.
-Repeat the ball toss activity (using their plan!) to see if they make their goal.