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Just One Word - New Year Goal Setting Project

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  7

  • Year

    Year:  2 - 5

Inspire your students to reflect and set goals for the new school year with a “Just One Word” goal setting project.

Back to School Goal Setting Made Easy

This student goal-setting project is best used as a beginning-of-year social-emotional learning lesson. Encourage your students to set attainable goals and begin their new year with a one-word goal in mind that will carry them through the next school year..

With this template, students will identify their one-word goal for the school year, reflect and plan for how to meet their goal, and reflect on the goal setting process. Then they will create a fun One-Word t-shirt to illustrate their goal for the year.

Prepare an Easy Back to School Classroom Display

Use this activity to create an amazing Back to School bulletin board inside or outside your classroom. Have the students complete the project, then display their one-word tee shirts on your bulletin board. Now everyone can see what your students are focused on in the new year!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This resource is a low-prep resource that only requires you to make copies for your students. Provide them with copies of the project templates, pencils, and crayons. Then you can turn them loose to set goals for the new year.

Before You Download

Use the Download button to download the Google Slides or PDF version of this resource. Print each student a copy of the template pages, stapling them into a packet for easier distribution.

Get more Back to School ideas here!  

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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