Peak, Pit & Horizon Mindful Reflection

Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins

Topic: Mindful Reflection

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will mindfully reflect on their week’s highlights, challenges and hopes using a mountain metaphor.

Know Before You Start: It helps to remind students of the importance of mindful practices, reflection and finding positive perspectives.

Hook:

  • Explain that it’s important to reflect on where you are today and where you once were to celebrate success, honor challenges and explore your hopes for the future. 
  • Read through the sample comic with students, and have them create a three-to-nine-panel comic. 
    • Peak: Three positives for the week.
    • Pit: Three challenges from the week.
    • Horizon: Three ideas/events you are looking forward to right now.

Activity:

  • Display a digital or print version of the comic reflection questions.  
  • Have students respond by creating comic responses to each prompt. 
  • Be sure to suggest they explain WHY to further develop their shares.

Closure:

  • Have students share their answers in whole-group or with a partner. 
  • Possible Reflection questions to discuss after activity:
    • Why is it important to reflect on what happens over time? 
    • Can you set goals from your pit, peaks and horizons? How?

Differentiation:

  • Allow students to use thee speech-to-text feature.
  • Provide examples of possible Peaks, Pits and Horizons if needed.

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