Determination

Curriculum Pack ImageDetermination is “overcoming obstacles in order to reach my goal.”

Determination is like climbing a mountain. You have to know what you want to achieve, then put one foot in front of the other until you reach the top. 

Climbing a mountain takes a lot of effort. It is tempting to quit and turn back when you feel tired or discouraged. But determination means pressing on, pushing forward, and not giving up. Determination makes you a winner, not a quitter!

You can “win” at school by concentrating in class, finishing your assignments, and doing your best in every subject. You can “win” at home by helping your family, doing your chores, and making good choices. It takes determination to win—but you can do it!

I WILL:

  1. Set the right goals.
  2. Get moving.
  3. Face challenges.
  4. Not be discouraged by failure.
  5. Keep trying.

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Collage of activity sheets and free downloadsSupplement the curriculum with these reproducible sheets. (Click a link to open or save PDF.)

Videos

Learn hand motions for the poem and song. Taught by Robert Greenlaw.

Get lyrics to the poem in the Determination Curriculum.

Read the full nature story in the Determination Curriculum.

Get music for “Determination Train” in the Songbook & CD set.