A new year meant it was time for new goals at Martin Avenue Elementary. Sixth graders in Stephanie Speciale’s class created 2023 vision boards with attainable objectives.
Students made their vision boards with Google Slides and selected pictures that would remind them of their goals. Ms. Speciale noted the importance of selecting goals that are challenging but achievable, and can be accomplished through their own hard work, determination and commitment.
Olivia Zukowski said she is looking to improve her softball skills so she can help her team as a pitcher and first basemen. The vision board, she said, will remind of this goal.
“It pushes me to work harder in what I want to do,” she said.
Dylan Hanovic has several ambitions, from academics to athletics to self-care. He wants to get good grades, read more, win a sports championship with one of his teams and spend less time playing video games and more time outdoors.
“It’s a checklist,” he said of his vision board. “Once in a while, I can look at it, see what I have to do, and do that.”
Ms. Speciale said that her students recently began using Google Classroom apps, so this project gave them an introduction to Google Slides, a popular presentation tool. They improved their technology skills while also setting a path to self-improvement.
“This was something they were very enthusiastic about and focused, because it was personal to them,” Ms. Speciale said. “It was centered around their new year so it was about new opportunities.”
Date Added: 1/24/2023