Earlier this term, we set some SMARTS goal for our self’s. Before I could set goals I needed to identify what I did well and what I needed to improve on. By setting goals I have something to aim for.
To make the goals we needed to refer to the SWOT analysis sheet (SWOT is actually a acronym. The ‘S’ stands for strengths, the ‘W’ stands for weaknesses, the ‘O’ stands for opportunities, and the ‘T’ stands for threats.) . The sheet helped us to write down our strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The 4 goals were, writing skills, reading skills, mathematics skills, and learning behaviour skills. We found the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and the threats of our goals.
Now that you know how my goals were made, let me share them with you. My Writing goal was to improve on using my past tense and present tense. I chose this goal because I have trouble writing stories with the right tense. I hope to achieve my goal by the end of term 3. I will achieve my goal by reading more stories with the kind of tense that I have trouble with. This will help me because I will get more of an idea of how to write a story with that tense. To show that I have improved at my goal, I will write a story using that present tense.
My Mathematics goal is to get 80% accuracy or greater, on my New Wave Mentals by the end of Term 3. I have chosen this goal because I am currently achieving an accuracy of 90% on simpler Maths New Wave Mentals. To achieve this goal I will work in clinic groups with Mrs Kane. I will also visit websites on the class blog to improve my skills. I will also identify areas for improvement and practise at home. My scores on Maths New Wave Mentals will be evidence of my achievement.
My Learning Behaviour goal is to share the load of the work evenly, because I always go ahead and leave my group behind, so most of the time I have to catch them up. To achieve this goal I will stick with my group and give roles to each team member so nobody gets left behind. Everyone should be up to date with the group work so no one is left behind, that should be the evidence.
Below this text is my SWOT analysis sheet that helped me.
Hello there dear readers! I am putting this post up about Jeremy Scott. He is just a regular person like all of you. But he took on a challenge, that pushed himself to the limit. He took a challenge of riding a bicycle from England to New Zealand! If you were to look that up on the map, that would be a very long trip. The route he took passed through 29 countries. In total, he cycled 51,917 km! It took him 964 days! That would be 2 years and a half. Plus, he did all this to raise money for the charity! He’s not a super athlete. He even had a heart problem when he was younger, and yet, he did this…
Yesterday, we had Jeremy come to our class room and share his fascinating adventure with us. He brought his trusty bike along too. He talked to us and showed us pictures of his trip. After his presentation. We had a opportunity to ask him some questions. Almost everyone did, but I, kinda chickened out. So I didn’t ask him any questions that I had floating in my mind. When I didn’t get to ask a question, I felt kinda left out as well. But that was the past! Now, we move on to the future!
The 2 intriguing facts that I caught from Jeremy’s presentation were that in Cambodia, He showed us a picture of a huge plate of food! It had fried rice, zucchini, carrots, egg and sausage, all for $1! That is a very, very, very, cheap meal. That was 1 fact now, the next fact is this: It doesn’t take a super human to traverse the world in a bike. Jeremy, has proven that.
Don’t look away now readers! The was also a message in the presentation of his whole journey. The message that hit me good was that, over time confidence builds, and you won’t be afraid to do something else as amazing as that. This changes my thinking because it makes me think that when I am afraid of something that I have to do, I will gain confidence as I do it.