We kicked off the month of September with setting our goals for Jog-a-Thon. As with any goal, it was important to identify and reflect on PURPOSE. Purpose is what drives determination and will to achieve. I introduced goal setting to the students by sharing my personal goal for September and the plan I had set out to follow. I shared my PURPOSE for running and how my bracelets are my SIMPLE reminder. Students had inquired how they could get one and it was an "ah ha" moment!
SET YOUR GOAL with PURPOSE, MAKE A PLAN, DO YOUR VERY BEST, and NEVER GIVE UP!
Why not provide that SIMPLE reminder to them just as I use?!
We began by discussing the purpose for Jog-a-Thon and understanding that the more we worked to reach our individual lap goals, the more our school would benefit. We also learned a lot about what it takes to build up our "ENDURANCE" and "CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS" to reach such a goal. Throughout the process, students learned what it takes to set a goal, make a plan, work hard to follow the plan, and reflect on the final outcome. Unfortunately our Jog-a-Thon day did not go off without any hitches, but they all took it in 'stride' and stayed true to their goal with the understanding of its PURPOSE! Another SUCCESSFUL Jog-a-Thon in the books and students were awarded a GREEN BRACELET as their reminder to SET GOALS with PURPOSE, MAKE A PLAN, ALWAYS DO YOUR VERY BEST, and NEVER, EVER, GIVE UP!