Students learn how important goals are and learn to make their own using guidelines. This is a fun, interactive lesson to get students to think about and write down what they want from their own lives.
Time Frame: 2-4 Periods
Class Size: 5+
- Students determine goals that meet their lifestyles.
- Students tie values and goals together with what is important to them.
- Start by teaching values and how they relate to personality and their self.
- Expand on goal setting, guidelines, and vocabulary such as long and short term goals, prioritizing, resources (human, material, community) and how goals can be met.
- Lecture notes
- Construction paper
- Printing service or photo lab (Like Walgreens/CVS, etc).
- Writing utensils
- Balloon stencils to trace
Background for Teachers
- I used a digital camera and told them to be camera ready the day I planned to take their pictures.
- Lecture on values, goals, personality
- Create a list of goals using the guidelines for setting goals (specific, realistic, time frame, resources)
- Have students pick three (I did mine for with a Marriage and Family class so their goals had to relate to them and their future families).
- Using construction paper (the more colors the better) have students cut balloon shapes out (3) and write a goal on each one.
- Using tape, secure the string to the balloon.
- Have students pose individually as if they were holding the strings to the balloons and take their picture.
- Print pictures out.
- Student cut their pictures around their bodies (head to toes) and attach to the string by their hands.
- Display around the class for a fun reminder of their goals and cute, decor too!