Wow… another school year is coming to a close. Can you believe it?!
Remember the start of the year, with all those fresh faces and new lunch boxes and shiny school shoes?
This time of year is an excellent time to get your students to reflect on the year that has passed.
These reflection questions will help your students to reflect on the year and remember the moments and experiences that really stood out.
- What are the two best memories you have of this year?
- What was your favourite event/excursion/special performance this year?
- What is the nicest thing someone did for you this year?
- In what area do you feel you have improved in the most?
- What are 3 new things you’ve learned, that you didn’t know at the start of the year?
- What’s something you did for someone else this year?
- What’s the best piece of work/project/assignment you’ve done this year?
- What subject have you enjoyed the most? Why?
- What are 6 adjectives you could use to describe the best parts of this year?
- What have you learned about yourself this year?
- What are you most proud of this year?
Your students can answer and present their reflections in a variety of ways, depending on their age and stage, and also on how much time you’d like to spend on these.
It could be a simple discussion in pairs. Or a short group presentation. Or they could write, illustrate, type, make a slide show.
This reflection process is not only enjoyable, it is also a fabulous way to consolidate the year and reflect on the positives.
Enjoy the journey.
And more importantly, enjoy the moments.