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New Year Goal Setting Worksheets - Firework Template

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Prompt students to set various personal and academic goals at the start of the new year with our fireworks-themed goal-setting template.

Start with New Year Goals on January 1st!

Use this classroom activity in the weeks leading up to New Year’s Eve or after returning from winter break

This is a 1-page worksheet in which students will write their goals for the new year (or school year), with intentions for their:

  • Friendships
  • Family
  • Schoolwork
  • Hobbies
  • Health
  • Attitude towards others

Lastly, we’ve included a space for students to note their main hope(s) and intention(s) for the year. 

Printable Goal Setting Worksheet: Curriculum Goals

In addition to individual student work time, use this goal setting worksheet as a:

  • Indoor recess activity
  • Growth Mindset lesson exit ticket 
  • Homework assignment
  • Whole-class activity (via smartboard)

Help students understand the value in creating goals by writing some together as a class. Discuss how goals can help us improve ourselves and provide examples to put the goals into context for your students.

The two versions of this resource allow for different abilities in the classroom. Students who need some guidance can complete the template with the prompted goal headings. Alternatively, the blank template is perfect for open-ended goal setting.

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can select a specific goal and create a plan on the back of the worksheet to achieve it (or follow up this worksheet with our My Goal Setting Sheet). 

Students who need extra support can draw pictures of their goals and work on their writing in a small group setting

Before You Download Your Setting Goals Worksheet

This resource will download as a PDF. Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the prompts version or the blank template. 

Get more handy worksheets here!  

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