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Students create long-term “Goal Clocks” in this lesson


P.E. & Health  



Title – Goal Clocks
By – Catelin Welch
Primary Subject – PE & Health
Secondary Subject –  
Grade Level – 4

Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills Standards:

      Health Education 11A – explain the importance of seeking guidance from parents and other trusted adults in making healthy decisions and solving problems
      Health Education 11B – explain the advantages of setting short and long-term goals.
    Health Education 11C – describe the importance of parental guidance and other trusted adults in goal setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • By the end of the lesson, the student will have drawn at least three goals for each section of their clocks.
  • By the end of the lesson, the student will be able to recognize what a goal is.
  • By the end of the lesson, the student will have established at least three goals.


  • Paper plates
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
  • Ruler


    Create an example.

Introduction to lesson:

  • Have the students clear their desks.
  • Ask questions about what they know about goals like…
    • “What is a goal?
    • What is the difference between a short term goal and a long term goal? Give me examples.
    • Why do people set goals?”


  1. Pull out your example of the paper plate.
  2. Explain what your goals are and how you’re going to reach them
  3. It is suppose to look like a clock
    • Hours 12 – 3 is the rest of the school year (ex. 4th)
    • Hours 3 – 6 is the next school year (ex. 5th)
    • Hours 6 – 9 is the school year after next (ex. 6th)
    • Hours 9 – 12 is the school year after that (ex. 7th)
  4. Have them use a ruler to draw a line through the middle of the plate “hotdog style” and “hamburger style.”
  5. The students are suppose to draw at least three goals for each section of the clock.
  6. Have them write a brief summary of their goals for each section.
  7. Have the students color their clocks.
  8. Walk around and make sure all of the students know what to do.
  9. When they are done with their clocks, have them clean up their area.
  10. Ask for volunteers to share their plate with the class.


    Have the students share their plates and them hang them on the wall as classroom decoration. At the end of the year, see if they have reached their goals.

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