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Goals? What Goals?

Didn’t you set goals last July/August at the beginning of school? Time to dust them out and see what you have accomplished this year. I put my goals on a temperature gauge accidentally and decided to print it out so I could color in red progress towards my goals. For one of them, I labeled on the side 

Ignoring
Thinking 
Planning
Beginning
Working
Progressing
Succeeding
Accomplished

Two of my second grade classes accomplished their goals of reading 100 books aloud together. They celebrated with Tim Hamilton coming to read and CAKE. YUMMY CAKE! While they worked on their goals, they’d excitedly beg me to read to them at every opportunity. They cared what the titles were and noticed my trend towards reading nonfiction. 

Now they have set a new goal to read 100 books by February. I know they’ll accomplish this because they skip all the dithering steps to get right to work. How about your goals?