Today was the last day for seniors, and so as I do every semester, we concluded with an appreciation circle. I have each student write their name on a card, and then they pass them around a circle. Each of their classmates think of something they appreciate/admire about that person, something they brought to the class, and/or something they hope for them moving forward.
I adore this as a wrap up activity. I get to reflect on each student and consider what I appreciated about them. Students get to hear from one another that they are appreciated. And I get to hear from my students that I am appreciated. It’s a win-win-win.