End of Year Reflection: Hopes & Dreams
So...this school year did not end the way any of us could have imagined. Despite that, we can still look forward to our future hopes and dreams. What are your hopes and dreams?

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So…this school year did not end the way any of us could imagine. Despite that, we can still look forward to our future hopes and dreams.

The end of the school year is a great time to think about goals. What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to get better at and feel proud of?

Explore the links below. After each one, write a response. There are no wrong answers. Just share your great thinking!

  • Watch this video. Kid President has a dream to share with you.
  • Then answer the question: What is Kid President telling us about dreams?

  • Watch this video: A skier’s first ski jump.
  • Now answer these questions about the video:
    • How does the skier overcome her fears?
    • How does she feel before and after her jump?
  • Watch this video: Students talk about taking on challenges.
  • Now answer this question about the video:
    • What is the main message of this video?

Explore and Respond

Listen to this read-aloud of The Dot. What does Vashti learn?

Read these quotes:

Jot down your reactions to these quotes. What do they mean to you?

Read this paragraph:

Dreams are important for all ages. Dreams encompass goals and more. They give your life purpose, direction, and meaning. They shape your life choices, help you build toward the future, and give you a sense of control and hope. They’re an expression of your potential and give voice to your talents. They’re a source of pleasure and help develop the self. And they can change the world – just think of those famous words from Martin Luther King, Jr., “I have a dream!” Dreamers are the ones who have the courage and creativity to see beyond “what is” to “what can be” to make a difference in their own life and the lives of others.

  • Highlight the words and phrases that are important to you. (Click here to learn how!)
  • Do you agree? Are dreams important? Why or why not?


What are your Hopes and Dreams for the future?

Write down:

  • 3 Hopes for the next school year.
  • 2 Dreams for your future.
  • 1 Hope for the world.


Watch this video. Zootopia has a message for you!

Read some of these quotes. Notice how they’re designed with fun colors, different size fonts, eye-catching background colors? Also, some have photographs while others have graphics?

Create your own inspirational quote!

Now it’s YOUR turn! Write your own quote or find an inspirational quote to keep you motivated to achieve your hopes and dreams!

Choose one of the tools below and make a visual of your quote. (Remember! If it is someone else’s words, you must give them credit!)

Google Docs Google Drawing Google Slides, or a piece of paper using paint, pen, crayons, or anything else that is colorful!

Now, write a letter to yourself, which you will read in the future—at the end of the summer! Describe what you want to achieve next school year. Write your letter here or write it on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope labeled “To Self” – Read on August 15th, 2020.


A time capsule called Earth Capsule One was sent to the moon in 2017. Inside this time capsule will be messages from children all over the world!

  • Watch this video.
  • What would YOU choose to put in it? What shows what it is like to be alive on our planet Earth? Brainstorm on your own. Then share your ideas with a friend or family member.
  • Start planning your artifact to add to Earth Capsule One! You can use any of the Google apps in your Drive, or another tool approved by your teacher or parent!

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