What we're curious about
I would like to share an activity we did in my French classes this past week. We've been practicing past tense, present tense, and future tenses to talk about who we used to be, who we are today, and who we imagine we will be in five years' time. We've reflected on the past and also set goals for the new year.
Every year around Thanksgiving, my French students write thank-you messages in French for their teachers. This year, I adapted the activity to be virtual and emailed their digital cards to colleagues.
In light of the uncertainty and stresses that come with a pandemic and being quarantined for over two months now, I decided to set aside what I would normally assign for homework this past cycle and instead make a conscious effort to focus on la santé mentale (the mental health) of my students.