Coronavirus Lesson Plans: 

Lesson 5: From Stuck to Safe, Practicing Gratitude

Lesson 5A: Letter from Cody

Hi friends! It’s Cody here. 

Today I learned that doctors, nurses, and all of the hospital staff still have to go to work! I told my dad that I think medical people should stay home, like us. But he said they are saving people who have the Peekaflu and keeping us safe! That is super brave. They are like real life superheroes! I think I’m going to make a comic about them called “Dr. Nurse Fights the Evil Peekaflu!” 

At first, I was angry for being stuck at home. But I’m actually lucky to be safe at home. How can I thank the Doctors and Nurses for being brave? I’m really grateful that they are working to keep Peekaville safe. Maybe I should write a letter of gratitude! Will you help?

Your friend (from a safe distance),


Lesson 5B: Questions + Letter of Gratitude

  • Parents/guardians, read the letter from Cody with your child. 
  • Ask the following questions after reading:
    • Why do some people have to go into work?
    • Why does Cody call these workers ‘superheroes’?
    • Cody was feeling stuck at home, but now he feels safe at home. What does that mean? What do you think caused his change of mind?
  • Help your child write a letter (or drawing/video) of gratitude for our hospital workers.
  • Have your child send a photo of their letter back to their teacher and/or take a photo/video and post it on Twitter (tag @Peekapak). Cody may see it and respond!

Lesson 5C: Dr. Nurse Fights the Evil Peekfalu Comic Activity

  • Cody is very grateful that doctors and nurses are going to work every day to help fight Peekaflu. It feels like the hospital workers are real-life superheroes battling the evil Peekaflu. Cody decides to write a comic. He needs help brainstorming ways to fight Peekaflu. He thinks about hand washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing. 
  • Can you make a comic about Dr. Nurse fighting the evil Peekaflu? 
    • Make sure to include ways that the Peekaflu can be defeated!

  • Have your child send a photo of their comic back to their teacher and/or take a photo/video and post it on Twitter (tag @Peekapak). Cody may see it and respond!

Download and review lesson materials

  • To access the Coronavirus Lesson 5 Letter from Cody please download from this folder:

Continue with the Peekaflu Unit:

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About Ami Shah

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:

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