Students will interview, illustrate, and introduce a new friend to the class.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: relationship skills and social awareness.
Engage students in a conversation about friendship. You might ask them:
Then, ask students to walk around the classroom and find someone who they don’t know very well. Once they have a partner, they should ask the following questions to get to know their new friend:
Students should then use a sheet of paper to draw a picture of themselves with their new friends, using the information they learned.
Once completed, students can share their illustration by completing the Flipgrid activity below. Share your Flipgrid Topic code with your Empatico partner class, so students in both classes can get to know each other. You might even challenge them to complete these steps with a student from your partner class!
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:
This activity was created in partnership with the Merrills EDU.