So... here is the chart that I made for my first graders. You know how I love scrapbook paper...some scrapbook paper and a few sticky note strips and bam! We have posted writing goals!
These are not the real goals for my students. I took the picture before I had a writing conference with each student to set their first real goal. Each time one of my students finishes a piece of writing, we have a writing conference. The student reads their writing to me and we set a new goal (or keep the same goal if needed).
Occasionally, teachers (and parents) ask me about the fact that my students reading levels and now writing goals are posted in my room. I try really hard (like most of us do) to create an atmosphere that promotes individualized learning. Everyone is working on improving different things throughout the day (even me - especially me) and I expect the students to respect each other. My students don't ever ask about it, they just know that it's my job to help them maximize their learning and that it's their job to work hard and support their friends who may have different goals.
Off to go shopping with the girls! These southern folks are lucky! I love snow, but I could get used to this sunny and 70's business.