How are you a different student this year than last year? What do students get away with in your classes? What's the nicest thing a teacher has ever said to you?
You have a copy of these in your resource binder, and they are really quick and fun ways to connect squads and whole courts. Use them when you have those last two or three minutes before the bell!
Resolutions for Everyone!
What resolution would you make for the President of the United States? Kids will enjoy this sheet of resolution questions from Christine Maxwell where they get to make up goals for other people. Great for squads or the whole class.
SO Fun!!! These lists could be done in squads or as a whole class, lots of times over. Print off this great resource from Addie Williams and have fun commemorating this past year.
Top Ten Reasons You Weren't Popular in High School :)
This simply outlined reflection will prompt those students who benefit from sentence frames.
Mrs. Leah Simpson once said, "I often make their assignments look like a brochure so they take it more seriously... and it works!"
The kids will take this fun foldable seriously as well, for it lets them pen their goals on the back of a creatively disguised reflection form!
Whether Native speakers or learning, this Spanish language work sheet invites students to evaluate their learning and personal goals.
Do New Year's Resolutions work?
Researchers say yes! Watch this live animation video before completing these activities to help students motivate toward goals that will stick. (5:47 mins)
Still growing the mind...
A sweet flow chart to remind your kids that yup... Growth Mindset never ends!!
PERFECT for squads, these simple feedback forms allow students to share how they are doing, and receive peer feedback. Direction toward specificity and honesty will be important. Leave these in their binders to revisit once a month!
Happy New Year Balloons
No balloons will be harmed in the completion of this activity...
Kids fill out their goals for the upcoming year concerning themselves, friendships, family relationships, and the world- decorate and hang for a festive look in your classroom. image: bubblebobbleballoons.co.uk
A resolution Mobile!! This project will take a bit more time, but includes English and Spanish versions. Students care create personal mobiles, or a class mobile, of their goals, hopes, and aspirations for 2017!
Though comparisons can be dangerous, especially in middle school, looking to those we admire and mirroring their traits can help make goals more concrete and specific. This worksheet has students fill out a Hashtag (#)Goals sheet, a trending Twitter and Instagram #, to identify their traits and goals.
A less structured worksheet, students will reflect on their personal, behavioral, and academic work to create new goals.