During this activity, students will explore how they and their peers have practiced strength during challenging times. Prompt students to think about:
- How did they practice strength over this past year? What skills did they use, such as connecting with others, practicing kindness, and showing gratitude? How did they grow from their experiences?
- What is a hope that they have for the future, and what advice would they give themselves on achieving this hope?
Ask students to follow these instructions (Spanish version) to complete an art project about a hope they have for the future. Collect their artwork and consider uploading to Padlet to share with your partner class before the video call.
Note: make sure there’s no identifying information on artwork or Padlet board (e.g., school location, students’ last name, etc.)
- Begin the video call with your partner class by having students introduce themselves to each other.
- Play this Kahoot! game (Spanish version) with your partner class which guides students to answer questions and share stories about their experiences over the past year. Remind students to carefully listen to each prompt before responding!
- After the Kahoot! game, students can share their artwork with their partner classmates, explain their hope for the future, and ask questions and comment on each other’s art.
If students in both classes have individual devices (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc.)...
Use a platform such as Google Meet, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams which allows you to screen-share during a video call.
One educator should set up the Kahoot! game and share the code with students in both classes by following this tutorial about using Kahoot! in a remote learning environment, and share their screen so everyone can follow along.
If students in either class don’t have individual devices...
Follow the same instructions above, with one educator starting the game and sharing their screen so both classes can follow along.
Instead of students joining the game to answer the questions, they can hold up their fingers, call out their answer, or use a paper template to indicate their response.