Make every student in your class feel that they are still connected to their teacher, classmates, and loved ones while social distancing. This is an extension activity that goes along with the book “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst.
You can send (snail mail or electronically) a copy of the template to each of your students. You can either fill them out yourself (as a “gift” from you) or just send it to them as an assignment to do themselves. The template includes a poem, a “Me” and “You” box to draw a picture or insert photographs/clipart, and a heart to write or type names on that can be looped onto a string or piece of yarn (see a picture of the template in the preview).
It’s also a “pass it on” opportunity for students to spread that same sentiment to more of their friends and loved ones. They can fill out the template, and send it to someone else.
Templates of hearts are also included for you to type the names of each of the kids in your class. You can send these to your students to color, cut out, and loop through a string or yarn. They can hang it up at home, and whenever they see it, it will remind them that their teacher and classmates love and care about them even when not in the classroom.
These templates can be printed and mailed or sent digitally via email or your preferred distance learning platform.
This download includes:
-Detailed teacher guidelines
-A template that can be printed/mailed (for writing and drawing by hand)
-A template that can be sent digitally (for typing and inserting clipart/photographs)
-Templates of hearts to type the names of your students
-A digital version of Google Slides that can be copied to your Google Drive