Back to School: Time Capsule Questions

A time capsule probes scholars about their aspirations for the new year. Questions include what they wish to learn, try, and be when they grow up now that they are back to school. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • When everyone is done, ask each learner to share one response with the rest of the class 
  • Attach a separate sheet of paper to provide more space for pupils to write 
  • Return the worksheet on the last day of school to review answers and discuss what changes have occurred 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies and prints of photos 
  • When a new child joins your class, have them complete a time capsule on their first day 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Encourages class members to think about their future 
  • Provides a quick and simple snapshot of learners' writing skills
Cons

  • Space to write responses is limited 
Common Core