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Walking the Road to Success

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ACTIVITY 4: Steps to a Successful Year

Jackson is a new 7th grader at Carl Sandburg.  He did not have a positive experience in sixth grade at his old school, and he wanted things to be different here at Sandburg.  Before school started, he set goals for himself to stay out of trouble, do all his work on time, get involved in activities, and make new friends. 

 

However, things have not gone so well.  He wasn’t selected to be a starter on the soccer team.  Some of the players made snide comments to him, and he got into trouble for pushing a teammate.  He also lost points for not turning in his social studies homework on time, and he still doesn’t have anyone to hang out with after school or on the weekend.

 

 

How does this story make you feel?

 

 

What advice do you have for Jackson to help him “walk the road to success?”  Include all the wisdom you have gained from your own experiences as well as the ideas you have learned about success in social studies. 

 

Recreate a brief conversation between Jackson and you to help encourage him to reach his goals.

 

Me:

Jackson:

Me:

Jackson: