Invite students to complete a creative project that expresses gratitude to their partner class!
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: social awareness and relationship skills.
Ask students to think about why they have enjoyed connecting with your Empatico partner class. For example, students might think of a special memory, something they learned from your partner class, or how the experience made them feel.
Then, invite them to brainstorm a creative way of expressing gratitude toward your partner class. Students might:
Facilitate a live virtual exchange with your Empatico partner class, and invite students to share their gratitude projects with each other. Encourage them to share reasons why they are thankful for each other, and describe a favorite memory or experience.
After, students might share what else they are grateful for, and other ways they express gratitude in their daily life.
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: