Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Year's Learning Targets

At the beginning of this week, we talked about the New Year and how many people take this time to think about goals that they want to reach.  We discussed the goals that they have been working on in Kindergarten.  We call those goals "Learning Targets."  They each picked a learning target that they wanted to reach more than anything and wrote it down.  Some even checked their portfolios to help make their decision!   They used the collage method to make themselves wearing a party hat to display with their New Year's Learning Target.  Here is the display:

My New Year's Learning Target is to tie my shoes.

My New Year's Learning Target is to read a level 4 book.

My New Year's Learning Target is to write all my numbers to 100.

My New Year's Learning Target is to write like David Shannon. 
They really reflected on what skills they still needed to work on.  Others Learning Targets  they mentioned besides the ones shown above were: Recognizing numbers to 100, reading all of the sight words on our list, and reading all of the color words.  

After our long break, this was a great way to get the kids back into the mindset of thinking about where they are, where they want to be, and how they are going to close the gap!  

The kids have decided that they would like to do an inquiry on snow.  Stay tuned to find out where this investigation may lead us!


  1. I love it!! It is so nice to be able to be this involved in their learning. Thanks for the information, you are an amazing teacher!

    1. Thanks Erica! I was hoping this would be a great way to communicate the learning that that the kids are involved in! I am glad you are enjoying it!