Meet your partner class over a live virtual exchange. Encourage students to ask fun questions and share about themselves and their community.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: relationship skills, self-awareness, and social awareness.
Engage students in a conversation about meeting your Empatico partner class. You might explain: “We have an exciting opportunity to meet a class that is located in another part of the world. When we meet them, we may discover that we share some things in common, and there may also be some differences between us! To learn more about each other, we will introduce ourselves, describe our class and community, and share some fun stories!”
Ask students the following questions:
Facilitate a live virtual exchange between both classes. Guide students through introducing themselves, sharing fun facts and stories, and asking each other questions. Students might ask:
As students interact, remind them to practice curiosity and kindness, listen carefully to each other, ask thoughtful questions to learn more, and take turns speaking.
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: