Coronavirus Lesson Plans – Lesson 8: What do we need?

8A Letter from Inés

Hi, friends! It’s Inés here. 

The Peekaflu is still pretty bad here in Peekaville. We are stuck in our homes, but I know that means I’m safe. Mr. Bison sends us school work to do but I secretly miss my desk and Mr. Bison’s goofy stories. I mostly miss going to the Ice Cream Parlor and ordering an ice-cream sundae with bananas, duskberries, and french fries! My favorite!

I’ve noticed that everyone seems to have a lot of different feelings. My father seems stressed. My friends seem bored. My grandma seems scared. I want to help everyone but I’m not sure how. Maybe someone needs a phone call! A pep talk? Movie recommendation? A joke?

I’m going to make a list of everyone I know and ask them how they are feeling and what they need. I like feeling helpful! And this is the best way I know how!

What do you need? 

Your helpful friend, 

Inés

Family Activity: 

  • Parents/guardians, read the letter from Inés with your child(ren).
  • Ask the following questions:
    • How is Inés feeling?
    • What does Inés miss doing?
    • Why is Inés having trouble helping her friends and family?
    • What is Inés’ idea? 
  • Help your child write a letter, or draw an illustration, or record a video response to Inés.
  • Have your child send their letter back to their teacher and/or take a photo/video and post it on Twitter (tag @Peekapak). Inés may see it and respond!

8B What Do You Need Match Up

Inés asked her family and friends how they are feeling. Now can you help Inés match each helpful idea to the right friend? Add in your own family and friends at the bottom and how you will help them. 

There is no right answer! Choose what you think fits best 🙂 

8C What Do I Need? Self Care Activity

Inés is very good at being helpful. She asked all of her friends how they are feeling and what they need. She made everyone feel very special and loved. It’s important to care for others. It’s also important to care for ourselves! Sometimes we need to stop and ask ourselves, what do I need? This is called self-care. 

Answer the questions below to find out what you need. Then try one of the examples of self-care. After, journal about how you felt before, during, and after the activity. You can also write Inés a letter telling her about your self-care! Take a photo/video and post it on Twitter (tag @Peekapak). Inés may see it and respond!

Download and review activity materials 

Continue with the Peekaflu Unit:

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Ami Shah

Co-Founder at Peekapak
Ami Shah is a Co-Founder & CEO of Peekapak, an organization that is empowering the next generation of globally aware, enthusiastic, and empathetic citizens - whether learning is in-person, virtual, or hybrid. To learn more about Peekapak for your school or district, request more information here: http://bit.ly/request-info-on-Peekapak

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