We all have dreams about the future. But why is it that we can’t always make those dreams come true? Since the future seems far away, we often put off planning for another day. It’s important to remember that we have to take many steps to make our dreams a reality. The first step is goal setting. Goals can be short term or long term, but either way, they take determination and dedication to achieve.
The following Flocabulary songs center around the importance of goals and dreams. Below the videos, we have questions you can use to encourage a discussion about setting goals. And Flocabulary has many more songs and videos to teach Character Education.
Songs About Goal-Setting
3rd Grade: “When I Grow Up”
This song can be used to inspire students to achieve their dreams. Ask: What do you want to be when you grow up? What are some ways to make sure you achieve your dreams? Why is ambition important? Watch now.
4th Grade: “We’re the Piglets”
This is the story of a smart pig who planned ahead, and his two brothers who weren’t so lucky. Ask: What made the main character different from his brothers? How did he plan ahead? What can we learn from the story of the three pigs? Watch now.
5th Grade: “Play It Like a Game”
This song can help students overcome nervousness about taking tests. In this story, we meet a girl who got over that fear. Ask: What did the girl do to get good grades? What did she pretend quizzes and tests were? Would you do the same? Listen now.
8th Grade: “It’s Alright”
This is the story of Nydia Velázquez, the first Puerto Rican woman elected to Congress. Ask: Who influenced Nydia? What advice did her father give her? How is Nydia a good role model when it comes to goal-setting? Watch now.
Questions for Discussion
- How did goal setting play a role in the success of the characters in the videos?
- Why is it important to set goals?
- Why might we give up on our goals?
- How can we make sure we achieve our goals?