Ok, so I am 26 years old and I still get that excited nervous feeling for the first day of school. I have loved seeing the happy kids walking to and from school with new backpacks and shiny shoes.
I loved this idea of setting goals with your kids at the beginning of a new school year. Linda and Richard Eyre say that setting goals is natural to kids. They want to do it and they love to see themselves improving and getting better.
Setting goals has always been a big part of my life. My dad was an avid goad setter. We would set goals at the beginning of the year and on Memorial day. My dad had a goal binder that he would pull out now and again and see how we were doing. Sometimes he would have personal interviews with us and we would discuss how we could better fulfill what we said we would. I mean this was serious business.
This is the format of our goal sheet:
1 year goals: