# Goals 2013

Good morning, friends!  So here we go: our first in-the-moment and let’s-show-our-thinking-on-the-blog post!  As we get started this morning, follow these directions:

Now you try!  Think of a specific, measurable goal for YOU for 2013, and leave your idea as a comment on this post.   Don’t forget to leave your name!  Good luck and happy goal planning, friends!  I can’t wait to see what FABULOUS things you come up with. 🙂

## 61 thoughts on “Goals 2013”

1. Seamus says:

My goal is to focus on school in school, and everything else somewhere else! I will sit at the front of the class, and I’ll know I achieved my goal because my grades will go up.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Yay! Great goals!! Sitting at the front is awesome! Sounds like you are on the path to meet your goal!

2. Sophia says:

My goal for 2013 is to be better at math. I will know if I achieved it because my test scores and grades will be higher. To get to my goal I will get on sumdog more, and practice my basic facts.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

I know you can do this—-great goal!!! It will all “add” up to stronger math skills for you!

• Sophia says:

I don’t think I have achieved my goal because I have not been practicing my math fact and have not been playing sumdog.

• Sophia says:

I don’t think achieved my goal because I didn’t practice math facts or play sumdog. But I will try my very hardest to complete it over the summer!!!! 🙂

3. Rosalee says:

HI!! Well my goal is to get all 4s on my basic facts!How I am going to make sure that happens is I am going to study more! And how I now I have achived my goal is my binder well say 4s. 🙂

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Wow, all 4’s—-great goal! I know you can do it!

4. Keelan says:

My goal in class for 2013 is to not talk in the line.To do this I’m not going to stand near the people I talk with.I will know I achieved if I don’t talk to my friends in the line.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Wow! What a good goal!!! I used to talk in line a lot, too! I know you can achieve your goal, stick with it!!!

• Mrs. Maldonado says:

I’m sure Mrs. Sisul will be smiling ear to ear when she reads this!!

• Keelan says:

I’m pretty sure she will be, too.

• Don says:

I sort of did,well I went down but then went back up. But I did not get my highest.

• Keelan says:

I think I sort of achieved my goal because I had to be reminded sometimes, and some other times I would stay at a level 1 or not talk. I think I can still stay quiet in the line without reminders from Mrs. Bearden.

5. Don says:

My goal is to get my highest reading levle I have ever achieved. I am going to achive my goal by reading as many books as I can before the year ends. I will use status of the class to help me out with my goal!

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Yay! How many books do you think you’ll read? Books are wonderful! Awesome goal!

• Don says:

That is a great question, maybe around 15 books. Right now I am reading Sammy Keys it is really good so far.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

What is Sammy Keys about? Glad you’re reading it!

6. Anna Kappel says:

My first goal for 2013 is, when I’m reading, I should right down words that I don’t understand for spelling tests. My second goal is to, when I don’t understand whats going on, instead of interrupting, I should listen REALLY well, then if I still have questions, I will ask them later. My third goal for 2013 is: When I work with people who I don’t work with a lot, I should get to know them first, before I might work with them. My fourth goal is to get a lexile higher than 1,024.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Awesome goals, Anna!!! That interrupting one can be really tricky—-I know you’ll do it!!!

• Anna says:

Thank you!

• My goals for 2013 went pretty well. But, I did not write down many words for spelling lists. Part of that is because we have not been doing spelling tests that often. For my second goal (listening instead of interrupting) I think I did pretty well. But do you call interrupting raising your hand while the teacher is talking? Maybe. 😦

For my third goal, I don’t think I worked on that one a lot. Dang. 😦 But that is one that I will try to remember for Nipher ( 🙂 ) next year.And for my last goal (getting a lexile over 1,024) that goal was reached! (Oh yeah!) After that, my lexile was 1,080, then it was 1,00, then 1,050. Pretty good!

Hope you in joyed my goals! Happy summer! 😛

7. Owen says:

My goal for 2013 is to practice long division, basic facts, and 2 by 3 (or) 3 by 3 multiplication at home every night for 15 minuets a night.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Great Math goal, Owen! I know you’ll “figure” it out and meet your goal!

8. samantha says:

My goal is to write more good stories instead of paragraphs of unfinishedness. How I will do it is during free write I will look for paragraphs of unfinishedness and add to it!

• Samantha says:

No more paragraphs of unfinishedness left and guess what I don’t (gasp) have any more paragraphs of unfinishedness.

9. Aiden says:

My goal is to get 3 on my basic facts. I will know I achieved it when we do basic facts tests in class. I will work with my dad at home.

10. Fiona says:

My goal for the rest of the year is to get a 3 on subtraction basic facts. I am going to make that happen by doing Sumdog.com and practicing subtraction. I will know I did my goal by the next time I do subtraction basic facts and I will see my grade on the paper.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Yay, Fiona! Subtraction can be difficult so what a great goal! Can’t wait to hear that you made it!

• Fiona says:

So am I! So excited! Today I might play Sumdog.com and do subtraction! Basic facts can be difficult but you just have to keep on working at it and you will achieve it!

• Fiona says:

I got 3s on my basic facts! Also to get better at them I will practice them during the summer and get better and better at them.

11. Natalie says:

I have a lot of goals for this year. Now that it’s a new year, (2013) I have new goals and new achievements to achieve.:) My main goal for this year is too get a higher reading score. (since I’m in the 900’s, I want to get into the 1000’s) I want to get a higher reading score because I want to read higher and more interesting books. If I did get a higher reading score, I would also have a goal of reading a whole series of books. I have had high scores, but this one is the one time that I will try my best on. Now that I have realized that I actually have a goal, I will try my best to achieve a higher reading score!

Have you ever wanted a higher reading score? What is your reading score now?

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Natalie, I know you will achieve your reading goal! Go, Natalie, Go!!!

• Natalie says:

Thank you! I will try my best to get as high as I can! Thanks for commenting! But before I go,do you have any goals?

12. Jernandra says:

My goal is that I will try to make my reading score go up. I will read more to help achieve my goal. I will know if I achieved my goal because when I take my SRI in March, I will see a higher score.

• Ms. Miller says:

Jernandra, What a wonderful goal! I know you will succeed because you are a hard worker. If you ever need someone to read to, please come and read to me 🙂

13. ames says:

my goal is to find extremely difficult challenges in the new year(new origami, faster at division,etc.) while also focusing on the predicament with my family and how to fix it.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Wow! Big goals Ames! What kind of origami do you make?

14. Anna C says:

My goal is to read (and finish) all of the books in the secret series. I will achieve this goal by setting a goal for myself to read a certain amount of pages each time I am reading to lead me to achieve my goal. How I will know how I achieved this goal is to make a list of the chapters in all of the books and check them off after I read them. When they are all checked off I will know that I have achieved my goal.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Love your goal, Anna Rose! My favorite word is”finish”!!!!! You have been so excited about these books, I want to read them, too!!!

• Anna C says:

Thanks Mom and I will FINISH all of them.

• Anna C. says:

I am very close to finishing all the books! I got very close to completing my goal because whenever I would read I would get sucked in and that made me read faster and longer.

15. Devan says:

My goal in 2013 is getting better at doing fractions.I will know if I’m getting better if the edison has a fraction problem I will know the answer faster.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Wow a fraction goal! Awesome!!! I know you’ll make your goal!

16. rebekah says:

My goal is to do good on my M.A.P test.

17. Jack says:

My goal is to stop arguing. My plan is in Mrs. Wilson room. Mrs. Wilson sed that I will get to play my book bag if I go until Friday without arguing. All I need to do is say “ok” and move on.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Wow, this is a great goal! What a wonderful strategy to just say “ok”. I know you can do it!!!!

• Mrs. Maldonado says:

…and you can do it Jack!! Great goal!

• Jack says:

I cudint have dune with out you

• Mrs. Wilson says:

I think this is a great goal. I am glad that you have a plan for how to achieve it!

• Jack says:

thank you

18. Peter H. says:

My goal for 2013 is to run a 5k under 22:56. I will reach that goal by practicing a lot. My other goal is to get a lexile over 1,000. I will reach that goal by practicing reading books at my leile. I will know I have completed that goal when I see my SRI score.

• MaryAnn Curtis says:

Pete, I’ll keep my eyes open to see you running around Kirkwood! Great reading goal!

• Mrs. Maldonado says:

Sweet! All the more ready for track and field camp this summer! Good luck Peter!

• Peter says:

Well, I didn’t achieve my goal yet, but I will keep on running and practicing. Although, my goal for 2014 will be the same thing. Hopefully I accomplish it!

• Peter says:

Well, I didn’t achieve my goal yet, but I will keep on running and practicing. Although, my goal for 2014 will be the same thing. Hopefully I accomplish it! P.S. I am doing track camp in the summer Mrs. Maldonado!

19. oacurtis@netzero.net says:

Jen, What a great idea! Is it ok for me to reply to the kids’ posts—-I have some extra time today—taking a quiet day!!! I can’t remember if parents are ok to do this. I’m sure it was in another email, but……….. Thanks, MA

• ABSOLUTELY! We’d love you to do that! 🙂

20. Natalie says:

WOW! I just looked back at this 2 days from the last day and i actually remember writing this! I did achieve my goal! 1048! I think my goal for 2014 will be to get even higher! 🙂

21. ZB202 says:

My goal was to do Better on the timed division. I got better at it but I am not the best I could be still on timed division. So my goal now would still be to work on my timed division. And another one of my goals would be to not go down at all on my SRI and get a higher score each time. I achieved that goal but might have gone down one time. And My goal on that is to keep getting a higher, and higher score each time.