It is that time of year again….it is the end of the year! (Or, maybe by the time you are arriving here it is just after the new year!). When a new year, or month, or day comes around, it is always good to set goals. I know those days that I don’t set goals for myself, I get less done. Even if my goal is just to sit and do nothing, I feel if I set my goal to do nothing, I feel much better about doing it. If I write aggressive goals and I shoot for the stars, I usually can accomplish those goals and I feel great about it. It is good to teach children about setting goals! One of my children is not so good about doing her chores. If you make a checklist for her, though, she is great! When you make specific, measurable goals for her, she loves to get through her checklist. So, today I thought we would bring you a free goal setting worksheet for kids. This worksheet is great for kindergarten or first grade.
What are your goals in the coming year? Please leave me a comment and let me know what some of your goals might be. My goal for Sight and Sound Reading is to grow traffic by 5 times what I get now by JULY. I am sort of scared of that goal and have no idea if I can do it…but, I am going to try and day by day I hope to get bigger and better. Anyway…
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.