Building a positive classroom culture and a strong sense of connection can support students’ social and emotional needs. And what better activity to boost cheer than one that involves pets?!
Students can share stories with the class about their beloved pets if they would like to through a classroom talking circle or in a write-up. They can even bring the pet into the virtual classroom and show it off to the class.
Note: To build an inclusive classroom, be mindful that not all students may have a pet at home. If a child does not have a pet at home, differentiate this activity by getting the students to share what type of pet they would want if they could have one.