Monday, November 25, 2013

What Are You Grateful For?

Hi Friends!

What are you grateful for this time of year?  If I had to name my top three, I would say my family and friends, my health, and a teaching job that I love!

Last year I was reading a blog post by my friend Tammy at Forever in First about Gratitude Journals.  She calls them "G" Journals.  You can read her post {Here}.
I was really excited about making "G" Journals for my students so they could draw and write about what they are grateful for.  I thought November would be the perfect month for my students to think about what they are thankful for.

First we brainstormed and made a list of all kinds of things that we are grateful for.  Then I gave each student their very own "G" Journal.  Every school morning during the month of November, I place the "G" Journal on each student's desk.  They draw and write one thing they are grateful for each day.  By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, their journals are full of thing they are grateful for.   I send the journals home the day before Thanksgiving so they can share their them with their family.

Here are some pictures of my students' Gratitude Journals:




What are you grateful for this time of year?
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