The students will discuss responsibilities.
I have written several short scenes to be acted out by the class. Only the beginning of each scene is given. The students will be asked to act out the ending.
Mom: Stacie, the baby is crying. It’s time for his feeding.
Stacie: But mom, I fed him last time. Can’t Ann do it this time?
* * *
Ann: The house is a mess, Mom will be home soon and dinner isn’t on yet. Stacie, you were home all day, didn’t you do anything today?
* * *
Stacie: I went to a party last night and I had a terrific time.
Mary: That’s great Stacie! But where did you leave your baby?
* * *
In acting out these scenes, the girls will discuss whose job or responsibility it is to do certain things. I hope to elicit different responses from the girls. They have to realize that it is their child and that they are responsible for its well being. If they are still living at home, they must share in the workload to help make things go easier for the family.
A goal is something a person plans to do within a certain time period. When put together, goals become a road map to life, a direction, a plan to work for. Having no goals to work toward would be like trying to get to Edgetown, Maine, without a map.
The students will be instructed to write their goals down on paper in order to think about them more clearly. They may be tentative and indefinite and they will probably change many times.
One Immediate Goal
1. One goal that I would like to accomplish:
2. This is the first step I am going to take:
3. My next three main steps will be:
4. I have the following skills and abilities:
5. I have the following knowledge that will help me reach my goal:
6. To achieve my goal I need more information about:
7. Here are places and people I can go to get help:
The goal I set last week
___ was met with ease
___ was met with difficulty
___ was not accomplished
This lesson could have to do with personal goals, school work or a project. It could be done with any students.