Tips on how to use the last hours at the end of the school year

The author is a school psychologist and a specialist in positive education.

What to do with children in classes last school year days? In addition to excursions, a free program, try to make a “reflective hour with the kids.”

The hour on which you will evaluate, remember what the school year has brought. Im personally and collectively. The goal of the lesson should be not only a “summary of the year”, but also a focus on five points:

  • development of mental resilience
  • good events during the school year
  • promoting perseverance and optimism
  • work with strengths
  • promoting classroom relationships

How to do it?

At the beginning of the triadic lesson, try to evoke the atmosphere that this school year was not just about what all the children had learned, but that it was full of various events in their lives, in school and beyond. Ask what they all recall, what happened in a school year – class. Remember and discuss. Talk about what it brought you, where you moved as a team, individually, in which some situation enriched you, what you learned about yourself. But be careful not to undermine the discussion on a flood of negative memories or harm to one another. Be responsive and sensitive.

With smaller children you can just talk and discuss. Elderly you can, after a common introduction, enter a worksheet – Self-Reflexion (attached to download). Say the goal of this worksheet is to remember this year, look back for a while, what it has brought. Good and bad. That’s life. With all colors. Well draw attention to the fact that even difficult moments – situations know us what-to learn. And that “everything is good”. Also, they have certainly experienced difficult situations, at school or outside, and have finally mastered it. Let me write what qualities they think helped them. And also, what kind of people were their support. In this way, you build mental resilience, support optimism and help them build social support.

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Thank you for…

After this reflection, which is for them only, do not read it in front of the classroom, do an activity THANK YOU FOR … Give your children A4 paper. Tell them to turn it high. Up in the middle, I’ll write my name in larger font. I will write it on the left … Thank you for …. And then they send this paper in class, with each classmate writing to whom the name is written on the paper, for which he thanked him … direct the children to write nice links, something nice to use for good and nice links, not stupid, ridicule and hurt. If the children say they don’t know the classmate well and don’t know what to write, tell them to think and look for something good about him. Everyone can find something good.

The result should be a beautiful “letter” that every pupil gets a description of nice and nice things from his classmates. I always feel joy and happiness when I see these kids’ links read with smile and satisfaction on their faces. This will help children end the school year with pleasure.