The learners will write realistic goals that will allow them to persevere to
each one successfully.
- Show students seven marshmallows, which represent goals—one marshmallow per goal.
- Have one student stand in front of you and gently toss all seven marshmallows to the student. (The student
will probably catch one or two).
- Next, try it again, except this time toss each marshmallow one at a time. Count how many they were able to
catch. (The student should catch almost all of them).
- Explain that these marshmallows represent goals that you set for yourself to achieve. When you set too many
goals, it becomes difficult and hard to persevere to achieve them all. Therefore, work on one or two at a time
and you will be more likely to persevere and be successful.
- Have students then write one or two goals on an index card that they will accomplish within the next month.
- In about a month, share goals and accomplishments during a community meeting.
End your community meeting by informing your students about the schedule of the day.
Send home directions for the “Marshmallow Goals activity. Encourage families to
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