Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's time for some new goals!

Hello class!

Now that you have seen your Term #1 report cards, it is time to sit back and reflect on how well you did.  There are several questions that you should be asking yourself.  Are you happy with how the term went?  Did you work to your full potential?  Could you do better?  Do you want to do better?  Did you achieve this term's goals?  If not, what could you have done differently?  Hopefully, your response to most of these questions is a resounding "yes".   However, even if you did answer "yes", it doesn't mean that you can't improve in some capacity and that is where this week's question comes into play.

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your future.  Not just for your future here in Grade 4 or 5, but in your entire school career as well as continuing onto your adult life.  It is an excellent habit/skill to try and master.  By setting goals you will be able to decide where you would like to go in life and have complete control on how to get there. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you will always know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You'll also quickly spot the distractions that would otherwise lure you from your course.  More than this, properly-set goals can be incredibly motivating, and as you get into the habit of setting and achieving goals, you'll find that your self-confidence builds fast and that is always a good thing!  :-)

So, your goal this week is to set a few goals.  You see what I did there?  :-)  Unlike in class, these goals do not have to be classroom related.  Your goal(s) can be classroom related, sports related, family related etc.  There are no set limits here except for one small tidbit.  You must be able to accomplish your goal by the end of December.


In order for something to be a goal:
  • It has to be important to you, personally.
  • It has to be within your power to make it happen through your own actions.
  • It has to be something you have a reasonable chance of achieving.
  • It must be clearly defined and have a specific plan of action.

To summarize:

1.  Tell me here what your goal(s) for the next month and a half will be. (re-read the above list over again to make sure your goal is a good one!)

2.  Accomplish your goal by the end of December.

3.  Provide me with updates as you go or if you need help achieving it.

4.  Have fun and start over-achieving!  :-)

Mr. Boettger  :-)

Don't forget about the video I showed you at the beginning of the year.  Feel free to watch it again if you have forgotten!

Finish Strong

This week's bonus question is:  Who is the person credited with creating this wonderful piece of technology we call the "internet"?


  1. #1 One of my goal is not to fight with Jordan or Clayton for a week.

  2. 1.Do my best in school.
    2. Be a good guy to people.
    3. Doing my work.

  3. no I'm not happy with my grades.

  4. finish all my homework on time

  5. Bob Kahn is one of the most credited .

  6. friends can help me achiev my goals.

  7. Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau in 1990.

  8. goal is to get all b+s on my report card.

  9. *#1 My goal is not to fight with Jordan or Clayton.

  10. My goal that I already accomplished, is to read 2 books in 1 month.

  11. 1. My goals for this month and half are to pay more attention in class, put up my hand more, stay in for recess and catch up on work I get behind in. I also would like to bring up my french mark a little and of course write neater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 2. I will try to accomplish my goals by the end of December!!

  13. My first goal is to be to put the S.O.T.D up at least 4 more times before the end of december.

    My next goal is to finish all of my unhanded in work by the end of december.

    My last goal is to get a perfect score on a test if we have one before the end of december.

    For the bonus question no single person invented the internet it was more than one person.

  14. 1) My goals for this fow weekes are to '' Ask more questions in class , do not talk in class and read.

    2) Yes I probile can keep my goals till December!!!!!

  15. No one person invented the Internet. There were several people
    who helped.
    Leonard Kleinrock created "Packet Switching" which is the way
    packets of data can be sent from one place to another using
    an address like a letter would.
    JCR. Licklider started the idea of a worldwide network of computers.
    Larry G Roberts created the first long-distance computer network.
    Bob Kahn & Vint Cerf invented the Transmission Control Protocol
    that moves the data. These 2 guys are the most of any person that
    invented the Internet.
    Radia Perlman created the Spanning Tree Algorithm that helps bridge the many networks.

  16. My goal is to write more neater to get my writing mark to a A . I will achive my goal by focuse more on how neat my writing is. that's how I plan to achive my goal .

    It said no one person created the internet it took many different people to develop this technology.! ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) had a part in it. Vincton Cerf says," I consider Bob Kahn and myself to be the principal fathers of the specific design, but we were very dependent on the work of others." So, no one person created the internet it was created by different people.

  18. madi

    My goal is to listen to my parents more, getting a better mark on
    my grades, being more nice to my sisters, and doing more things
    around the house.

    By: madi

  19. I'm doing better on being nicer to my sisters.

  20. Ok, the last comments that I wrote I was thingking about something alse, so my goals in this term is:
    -getting better grades on my work
    -bringing my homework on the day that it is due
    - and not taiking to my firends during class

  21. Re: madi3380

    What does "better" mean? Remember to be specific. For example: a B+, A etc.

  22. Re: kirra109

    I say make it three weeks! :-)

  23. Re: alyssia109

    How many books would you like to read in the month and a half?

  24. Re: tyler109

    I think you may have to change your first goal and set your sights a little higher! :-)

  25. the person who created internet is Bradley Mitchell.

  26. Mr.B, my goals for this month is to get five goals in hockey, do good on my Casi and on any other work and try to help as many people as I can. Those are my three goals for this month.

  27. Mr.B I was looking for who invented the internet and there was a lot of answers, here are a few of them. DARPA, Tim Berners-Lee and ARPA. Mr.B I don't know if these are right, one of them might be right but i don't know that, i was just throwing out ideas. Oh and DARPA and APRA are groups of people.

  28. My goal this month is to get a shutout in goalie. I can achive this goal by concentrating on the play more offtin.

  29. My goals this month and a half are remembering to take out the recycles and the compost every other day. Another goal is keeping my room clean and when my mom folds me clean laundry I will put it away the first time she asks me not the third or forth. Those are my goals for a month and a half and I will work my hardest to achieve them!

  30. My goel is to be nice, caring and respectful.

  31. My goal is to help my mother with anything she needs!!!!!!

  32. Re: mack109

    That is a great goal! Let me know how it goes please!

    - should I let your mom know this deal? :-)

  33. Re: jacobw109

    How many games do you play in the next month and a half?

  34. Those are great goals parker109! However, what does "good" mean? Level 4? Level 3+?

  35. The goals that i want to acomplish is to help people more and be more resposabale.

  36. My goles are, 1.get along with my sisters, hard.

  37. Those sound like great goals mitch!

  38. Re: kaden109

    Be more responsible in what way?

  39. Mr.B good on casi means level 3+. And on any other work at least level 3-. And for my goals for my getting 5 goals in hockey, I havn't got any goals yet because we havn't had any games but we have 2 this week-end. For doing good in school I don't know yet because you havn't handed back all the work, wich you won't do for a while. And for helping people I helped my mom do the dishes twice and do the lauudry 3 times and I will help my dad build a rink in our yard.

  40. i want to respect people and tret them nice.

  41. Mr.B on question 4 when you say tell 3 examples do you mean from the book or what I learned. Please reply tonight, oh and if you don't can I have extra time at 1st recess or 2nd.

    Thanks, Parker

  42. Hi Parker109!

    You must tell me at least 3 things that you learned from the novel and then tell me what you think the author was trying to accomplish by writing the story.

    I hope that helped.

    Mr. B :-)

    - regarding the clock issue, I will look into it. I'm not sure if it can be fixed or not.

  43. Hay Mr.B a nother one of my goals are to get along with people like my brother and pay attetion more.

  44. My goals for the next 2 weeks are:

    1. To learn my times tables to 10 x 10.

    2. To improve my printing and handwriting.

    I am going to follow my progress by testing myself now and
    in 2 weeks I will retest myself to see how much I improved.

  45. Mr.B today I had a hockey game in Oro, we won 2-0 and I got one goal!!!!

  46. I also have a game tomorrow in Midland against Penetang at 5:05pm.

  47. How much have you improved connor109?