I posted a Google Drawings version of this activity and realized that it might not be feasible for everyone. It would be easy to change it to a low tech project.
Have students draw out their goals using paper and pencil. They can use the "9" as either a "q" or a "g". I showed two different ways you can lay out the year in the pictures above.
Once they have a sketched out version give students clean paper and colored pencils to do the final copy. Finished versions could easily be hung in the hallway.
Our student HP Tablets come equipped with Microsoft Windows Ink Workspace, if you have that students could use it to digitize their sketch. We also have a Kami subscription but students could use the free version to digitally draw their goals as well.
I used these requirements when filling out my goals sheet:
- List 2 things you would like to do (think about things that might make you a better student/person, healthier, or more organized).
- Use the 0 as an "O" and make up a goal that starts with that letter (one thing, organize, over, etc...you may need to brainstorm this one with students who might be struggling)
- Name something you would like to 1earn (school or personal...think about something you might watch on YouTube you might learn from).
- Use the 9 as either a "g" or a"q" and set a goal that starts with either one of those letters. For a "g" you can use "get", "give", "go". For a "q" I used "quit" but I could have also used "quiet".