ADVENTURE INTO LEGACY
A legacy is the story of your life, what has happened so far, and what you would like to see happen in the future. Now is a great time to reflect on your story as it is and how you want it to be.
Who better to write it than you! Take some time today and think about your hopes and dreams and get ready to share those memories with your future self.
Subscribe to receive Daily Adventures in your inbox! ~TomTod Team
BIG QUESTION OF THE DAY
Why is creating a legacy important?
How can you create a legacy?
MOMENT OF JOY
Watch + Learn
What legacy are we passing on to our middle schoolers (other than our super funny Facebook feeds)? In this short Ted talk, Lakshmi Pratury shares a series of notes her father wrote to her before he died. Her short but heartfelt talk may inspire you to set pen to paper, too!
Write two letters but only send one. This simple but powerful activity will create deep connections and conversation for your family.
- Write a letter to NOT send. Ask your middle schoolers to write a letter to someone who they need to say “Thank You” or ask them to write a letter to someone they need to say “I am sorry” to. It can be someone still in their life or someone who was once in their life. Assure them that their letter will be completely private. Remind them it’s a chance to say whatever they need to say.
Join The Time Capsule Project
Last Chance to Join The Time Capsule Project
Next week, we bury the TomTod Time Capsule! There is still time to start your time capsule and make artifacts! Send us artwork, photos, poems, or other artifacts for the time capsule to be included before April 17th1
Use our Time Capsule Journal to creatively capture your historical experience.
Send your journal to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it in our community time capsule!
Today’s design challenge is to create something that will make a memory for a friend or family member that will last for years! Choose your own adventure and create it!
- Challenge #1 – Make the ultimate meme using vidcode! Capture that self-isolation feeling just right by making the perfect meme of your friends.
- Challenge #2 – Level it up and make an animated gif using Kapwing that says “I miss you, ya weirdo” for your best friend.
- Challenge #3 – Make-up your own viral challenge video. (Get inspired by this challenge or this challenge). Make sure your challenge is safe, do-able, and hilarious.
Want to design your own posters and social media posts? Try Canva and share your creation with @tomtodideas!
Online Learning Toolkit
In a job where you are constantly giving and pouring into others (on top of managing your life outside of work), it can be easy to let your self-care fall to the bottom of the priority list. So, in an effort to help you reconnect with your inner self, this week we are providing daily tools and opportunities to recharge, refresh, and restore. Enjoy!
Self-care Tool of the Day: Gratitude
Thanks and appreciation, also known as gratitude, is a technique that when done intentionally can improve your health and change your brain. Finding a practice that works best for you is key! An easy way to begin is by identifying three things you are thankful for and either writing them down in a gratitude journal, placing them in a gratitude jar, or simply saying them out loud.
Here are a few gratitude prompts if you need somewhere to start. If you’re looking for something more in-depth or challenging, try writing a legacy letter to your loved ones or explore your purpose and gain clarity and perspective by writing your own obituary (it’s not as dark as it seems).
Lesson Plan Idea: Class time capsule project
Have your students join TomTod’s Community Time Capsule Project! So you can take care of yourself this week, TomTod created a project plan to lessen your load! We created a class time capsule project plan and a 5-day time capsule journal for you to use with your students this week.
Starting next week, Daily Adventures are changing…just a bit!
Our goal with Daily Adventures is to get you the best created/curated resources while you find yourself at home. And we will continue to do just that! Based on the way you self-identified when you subscribed (teacher, parent, middle schooler), we’re tailoring our Daily Adventures to get the best resources and activities to you.
Middle Schoolers/ Families: You’ll still get an Adventure to your inbox every day, but it won’t include the Educator section. (We will still put a link to the Educator pieces in every email so you can access them if you’d like!)
Educators: We are tailoring a separate resource just for you called Educator Explorations! Educator Explorations will be sent twice a week: one with a Project Plan that you can utilize with your classroom the following week, and the second full of good vibes to encourage you as you navigate this time with your students!
Get both Daily Adventures and Educator Explorations! If you would like to receive both resources, just let us know and we make sure you get them!
Subscribe to receive Daily Adventures and/or Educator Explorations in your inbox!
If you have any questions, or you realize you’re not getting the content you were regularly hoping for, send us an email, and we’ll make sure you get on the right list!
TomTod’s Daily Adventures are free and available to anyone to use. If you find them valuable and have the means to do so, consider donating to support this work.
Thank you and Adventure on!
– The TomTod Team