You will need post it notes for this activity - they are available in the office.
When we count the omer from Pesach to Shavuot - we are counting to Matan Torah. A common question asked about the omer is why do we count up 1,2,3,4,5. Usually, when we count in anticipation we count down - 5,4,3,2,1. A meaningful answer to this question is that the counting is not just about reaching the end goal - it is about all the small things we do along the way to get there - so we need to count each day, not just that we made it to the end. So what we are supposed to be doing in the time between pesach and shavuot is not just waiting for matan torah, but actively doing things to show our appreciation and love for Torah.
Today is the 23rd day of the omer.
Give each student 4 post it notes.
One one note - have students write a specific goal they have in terms of Talmud Torah this week. It could involve paying more attention in class or in fellows or in itim, learning something extra on their own, paying attention to the dvar tefillah in shacharit, trying to make a connection between what they learn and their life. Be as specific as possible. Teachers should model this - share your goal.
Write Monday 23, Tues 24, Wed 25 on the other notes. On each note, write a specific thing you can do each day to reach that goal.
Have students hang the notes on the wall - the goal, surrounded by the ways to get there. If there is time, have students put checks on the notes they particularly appreciate.