In my classroom, I have my “I Can” board which states the classroom standards and ‘I Can’ statements pertaining to those standards. [To read more about that, click here.]
However, I wanted to branch out from the classroom standards and make something specific, for each day. So I created “Today’s Goals”.
I wrote each of my classes on the board under a main ‘Goals’ section. Then I wrote specific items I wanted to cover in class that day.
Because it was written on the board, I could easily remember to bring it up at the start of class. I could also tie it into the standards and make sure my students understood the purpose of each day and each assignment/project/paper.
This was a simple planning strategy that I felt helped focus my students at the start of each class period!