SLP’s write goals all year long for their students. We are pretty good at knowing what goal areas our students need to grow in their communication development. I don’t know about you all, but I like to feel as though I achieved something over winter break. In order to have a successful winter break, an SLP must put into practice his/her goal writing skills. This is how this blog post came about. I sat down and wrote out some SLP goals because, let’s face it, I am just that efficient. Don’t be secretly jealous at me because I am organized and want to maximize my break off from work. (Please know that this is sarcasm lol).
SLP Goals For A Successful Winter Break
Here are my SLP goals for a successful winter break. Let’s do a little progress monitoring to see how I did with meeting my goals.
Progress toward goal: Provided Felice could put on a beanie and/or hat, Felice has successfully met this goal by not doing her hair more than five times during winter break. When she was hanging around the house, Felice was successful at maintaining bed head and not brushing her hair at all.
Progress toward goal: Felice successfully cooked a homemade meal of Asian noodle bowls for her family, eggs and bacon and chicken and salad. The rest of the meals were taken care of by Costco, dining out or the frozen section. Less mess equals less stress for winter break lol.
Progress toward goal: Due to long periods of rainy weather, Felice was able to stay in her PJ’s for an entire day, snacking on cozy food and drinking warm beverages for a day.
Progress toward goal: This goal was met with 80% accuracy. I did get up at 5:30am one morning to head home early from visiting family. Fortunately, my two little kiddos sleep in until 7 or 7:30 and are now of the age that they can occupy themselves for an extra half hour before I have to get into mom mode.
Progress toward goal: Felice met this goal. We spent time with my husband’s family Christmas Eve, hosted Christmas at my house with my family, went hiking with my son, visited my aunts and grandma, planned some play dates for my kids, went to coffee in real life with Firefly Speech & Language (she lives in northern California too), went to a cool science museum with my kids and hoping to end my break with a little snow shoeing.
Progress toward goal: Felice partially met this goal. Due to having two children, I was not able to spend four whole days relaxing. I did have chunks of time each day that were spent relaxing. There was also one evening out with the hubby that was kid free.
Progress toward goal: Felice met this goal. My work bag went straight into my closet and never came out. I am still in denial that I have to go to work on Tuesday. I did, however, work on some fun sensory bin activities for the SLP Summit that I will be participating in on January 11th at 5pm. You can sign up HERE. I consider writing reports and IEP’s as doing “work” over winter break. Quite frankly, I will have no of that going on in my house lol.
Progress toward goal: Felice successfully met this goal. She did not shave her legs for 5 days during winter break. Secret confession. I think I shaved my legs once over the span of 2 1/2 weeks. Shoot, I didn’t even shave my arm pits once! (Okay…that was a big JK). I could never do that.
I met 7 of the 8 goals I wrote for myself! Did you meet any or all of these goals? I KNEW I would not have met a “organize your closet” goal, so I left that one off. Any ambitious people actually get things done over winter break?