This year one of my lovely teammates came up with the idea of having our first weekly homework assignment be asking students to write their history by creating a diagram of the tree rings of their life. The students and parents loved this project and we got a wide range of results, from regular white paper to large posters with pictures to projects that actually looked like a tree.
This week we moved on from looking backwards to looking forwards. The students are setting long term goals for their future, including what college they would like to attend and what job they would like to have. I've already had a few turned in and it seems like pilot is a popular career choice for my kiddos. I guess I need to pull out some resources about airplanes!
If you'd like to have your class create these long term goals, you can download the two page sheet for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Or you can access it in my larger resource: 3rd Grade Common Core Data Notebook. We are using this entire notebook this year so that students can track their success in achieving each Common Core Standard.
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