With all that said I thought it was only fitting to show you part of my classroom in honor of my first new day with my 22 new kindergarten friends.
This is our classroom goal board. Each month the goal will change and when each student achieves the goal they get to write their name on a laminated football. They then place their football in the end zone or between the goal posts. Students who achieve the goal for the month also receive a prize.
Other goal ideas for different grades might be: reads all sight words, knows multiplication facts, counts by 2s, etc.