Learning Targets

This year my principal wanted all teachers to post their teaching objectives, or "Learning Targets" in their classrooms.  He wanted to be able to walk into a room and know what the students were learning.  He also wanted to be able to ask any child and they would be able to tell him what they are learning.

I ended up using a pocket chart to display mine.  You know, the ones that have velcro on the bottom and can attach another onto the bottom to make it bigger?

I made "I can..." sentence starters and taped them to the outside of each pocket.  There is plenty of room to write out my objective or standard onto a full sentence strip.  Woo hoo to not having to cut the sentence strips to a particular size.  That would have been annoying.

I also made a cute little sign with a bullseye to put next to the pocket chart.  I even added a little arrow pointing to the middle!

I made a set just for 2nd grade with I Can statements that you can pop right in the pocket chart, checklists for when you teach and assess each standard, and stickers to put on folders to help you organize your materials for each standard.

Go ahead and check it out in my TpT store


  1. Hi Nicole,

    I'm not sure of anyone with links to 3rd grade HM resources. Have you tried looking at yahoo groups for HM third grade? I know there is a group for 1st and 2nd grade.

    Primary Graffiti

  2. I like the idea of leaving the "in reading I can.." in a pocket chart. Love, love the Target sign!! That is great!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Ha! I have the same targets on my board! How funny!

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    Happy Thursday!


  4. I love the thought of causing this "in examining I will.. inches within a pants pocket chart. Love, really like the target indication!! That is certainly fantastic! Inclusion Instruction

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