My Term 3 SMARTS Goals!

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.

SWOT analysis sheet


SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Accurate, Relevant, and Timed.

I have identified my SMART learning goal to be asking questions when I need an explanation.

I chose this SMART learning goal because sometimes I don’t ask and keep going, when actually I don’t know what to do.

To solve this problem I am going to keep my ears alert and ask whenever I don’t know.SMART LEARNING GOAL BUBBLE