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Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls at Meadow Hill, Lesson 2


The Fireworks! Outreach held its second lesson of the school year last Wednesday, November 7th at Meadow Hill GEM School. Building off of lesson 1 and the theme of the program, confidence, lesson 2 focused on the importance of setting goals. The lesson opened with an engaging activity where the girls were challenged to execute a series of three exercises. The outreach team encouraged the students to listen carefully to commands, while supporting them as they as they showed confidence in their physical abilities. Upon completion, the girls were broken up into 4 groups and assigned to a cadet facilitator. The discussion started with defining what a goal is and how they differ from dreams.

Using a product developed by the Fireworks! team, cadets taught the students how to build steps for achieving a goal using the S.T.A.R. Goals model. S.T.A.R. stands for specific, timely, achievable, and risk. Using these 4 tools, the lesson culminated with each girl building a goal wheel. The goal wheels were divided into 3-5 sections, each one used for an area of the girl’s life where she wanted to set a goal.

Fireworks! returns to Meadow Hill for lesson 3 later in November to discuss identity. 


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).



Cadet Alana Chandler directs her group to write down ideas for their goals.
Cadets encourage the girls of their physical ability in the opening activity.
Cadet Anujin Gankhuyag explains how to use S.T.A.R. goals to build steps to reach a goal.
The lesson closed with a check on learning and a group “Firework.




Date: 2018-11-20 19:53:49





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