Engage students in a coding activity to create a "thank you" e-postcard for someone they are grateful for.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skill: social awareness.
Ask students to identify someone who they are grateful for. You might ask:
Using the Code.org tutorial below, guide students in creating an e-postcard to say "thank you" to the person they identified. Then, encourage students to send their "gratitude greeting"!
Facilitate a live virtual exchange to invite students to share their "gratitude greetings" with your Empatico partner class. Encourage students to share what gratitude means to them, why they appreciate their chosen recipient, and other ways they practice gratitude in their daily life.
Alternatively, you might challenge them to code their e-postcards together over a live virtual exchange, and participate in a joint coding session!
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:
This activity was created in partnership with Code.org.