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Goal-Setting Activities For the First Week of School {Grades 2-4}


Welcome, Your Students Back to School with these Newly Updated Activities! This back to school activity pack has 12 fun activity pages for students to complete the first week of school. These are an excellent way to get to know your students better. You can use them for morning work, centers, or just for fun.

It includes:
✔All About Me
✔Student Interest Inventory
✔Interest Inventories for Math, Reading, and Writing
✔Introducing Me!
✔My Goals for this Year
✔My Favorite Things
✔When I Grow Up
✔Ready.Set.Go! Activity

Each page has several questions for students to answer about themselves so you can get to know them better. Here are some examples of questions:
✔One thing I'm looking forward to 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade
✔One thing I want to improve on is
✔One thing I'm really good at is
✔One wish I have for this year
✔One thing I'm proud of is
✔Three words to describe me
✔One thing my teacher did last year that helped me was
✔Three things I do every day to make sure I have an awesome day!
✔I find it easier to focus when I am writing if
✔One strategy I use to help me be a better writer is
✔One thing I like about reading is
✔One reading goal I have for this school year is
✔One person I admire is  _________________ because...

It includes goal-setting pages for reading, writing, and math so you can learn your student’s interests, strengths, and areas to work on. There are separate pages for each grade level (2nd, 3rd, 4th) and a boy and girl “My Goals” page so you can personalize it.

Plus a bonus: How I Get to School Activity.
Easy Peasy…..just print-n-go!

This is a Digital Download. No Physical Product will be shipped. 



  • These specific files are ©2018 Heart 2 Heart Teaching, LLC. All rights reserved.
    • For personal use, classroom use, and non-commercial use only. It is unlawful to distribute any part of this file for any reason (whether they are free or for purchase).
  • Clipart, graphics, photographs, found inside this product are copyrighted. They may not be extracted from this file without written permission from the original artist(s).
  • We'd love to see how you use these activities in your classroom--- Tag @heart2heartteaching on Instagram!


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