Goal Setting

GRADES 3-5

Learning Goal

Students will learn to clarify and establish concrete goals.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the lessons, students will be able to:

  • Visualize their goals
  • Create goals for school, relationships, and hobbies (personal interest)

Learning Summary

Setting goals is an essential life skill that helps us find meaning by providing direction and steps to achieve our dreams. This lesson introduces students to the practice of identifying their goals and breaking them down into manageable steps.

The lesson begins with a mindfulness activity in which students focus on their breath and bodies to get centered for learning. In the introduction, the class discusses why it’s important to set goals. You then lead the students in visualizing the achievement of their goals. Students then fill out a wheel of fortune graphic organizer listing their goals for school, for hobbies, and for their relationships. Students end by reflecting in their journals.

Classroom Teaching Example