September Writing contest: My Goals for this year.
What goals will you reach this year at school?
In no more than 4 paragraphs tell me what you plan on doing this school year. If you have not thought about this perhaps this is a good time to take stock and think about it what you intend on improving this school year.
Then tell me what you want to do this year. Choose one thing you want to change in terms of learning and one thing you want to change in terms of behavior.
1. Introductory Paragraph Introduce yourself and what you are writing about.
2. Academic goals This is what you want to do to improve your learning. Did you want to improve your math skills? Maybe learn how to multiply numbers. Maybe you improved your ability to write. Maybe you want to become a better reader or a better writer. Give details.
3, Behavioral Goals: This is refers to your behavior. Maybe you want to get better control of your behavior. Or you plan on being nicer to other students and consider how others feel this year. Maybe you want to be a better listener or follow rules more closely. Perhaps you stopped bullying other students. Or maybe want to become less shy and join in play and classroom activities more often.
The third paragraph should tell me how you plan on making these changes. If you want to gain control of your behavior are you going to create a plan with your counselor or para or parent. If you want to be a better reader are you going to make sure you read everyday at home for 30 minutes each night.
There are three levels of winners.
1st Prize is 10 dollars these are written pieces that include and introductory paragraph, both a behavioral and learning goal and a clear plan on how you are going to make these goals a reality. These written pieces have a clear beginning, middle and end. They are written in complete paragraphs for each goal and the plan. The writing is engaging and clear and the paragraphs include many details.
2nd Prize is 5 dollars these are written pieces that may include both a behavioral and learning goal and may contain plan on how you are going to make these goals a reality. These written pieces have 3 distinct paragraphs include some details and for the most part are ordered and are somewhat clear.
3rd prize is 1 dollar.These written pieces contain a behavioral or learning goal. They include one or two details and have some order. They may or may not contain a plan for how these goals will be achieved.,
All written or blogged entries must be in to me by Wednesday September 20th. Either hand written clearly or typed. You can blog them here if you want just include your first and last name as well as class teacher’s name.