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5 Best Reflection Activities for the End of the Year

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

This week’s Kikori WP is all about closing out the year with contemplation and understanding!

“It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way.

So we must dig and delve unceasingly.” - Claude Monet

Reflection is such a big part of what we do at Kikori. It is an aspect of almost every activity of ours in the form of our “Learn” questions, and we have a whole category dedicated to processing exercises. Wondering why? This is all because reflection is a foundational and crucial component of experiential education! Our activities contain hands-on challenges that build problem-solving skills, communication skills, and trust, and it is necessary that students take some time reflecting on these experiences, oftentimes with the guidance or prompting of a teacher, to develop new understanding from them.

Furthermore, there’s no better time than the end of a calendar year to incorporate more reflection into your classroom! Taking time for students to look back on all they’ve accomplished over the past four months will help them internalize and maintain their growth moving forward.

Pick A Card That...

By Amy Climer

Time: 10 min

How to Play:

1: Gather students together and display for them a deck of Climer Cards, picture-side up.

2: Have the group browse the images and select one that represents a lesson that they learned over the past semester.

3: Once everyone has chosen a card, ask them to share their picture and why they chose it in partners or as a whole group.


Reflect: In this activity, did you think of a