Teaching Resource

My Goal Setting Sheet

PDF, Google Slides | 1 page|Grades: 1 - 3

Support students in reaching a personal or academic goal by creating a customized achievement plan.

This student goal-setting worksheet is best used as independent practice as part of your social-emotional learning lesson. It can also be completed with a guided small-group or done as a whole class activity by projecting the worksheet via smartboard. 

Student Goal Setting Worksheet Scaffolding and Extension Tips 

Challenge students to either fill out a plan for both a personal and an academic goal, 2 personal, or 2 academic goals by a certain date. They could also create art (like a magazine collage) to support goal setting and present the plan to their class.

Students who are struggling to understand this concept might verbally explain to the teacher the goal they want to set and the date by which they want to achieve the goal, while the teacher assists with writing complete sentences for this resource.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Simply print one copy of the resource for each of your students to complete!

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

This resource could be projected on a whiteboard or on a wall digitally, and students could respond in pairs, telling their goals to one another or to use as a template when writing in their goal-setting notebook. 

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Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

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This resource was created by Saumirah McWoodson, a teacher in California and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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