- It’s not about the brine on the turkey so much as it’s about having a healthy family to sit around the table. Stop to be grateful.
- It’s not about finding parking for the tree lighting ceremony so much as it’s about seeing those lights reflected in the amazing looks on your kids’ faces. Stop to be grateful.
- It’s not about the traffic jam leaving the city so much as it’s about the fact that your family has somewhere to go in a nice warm car. Stop to be grateful.
- It’s not about delayed flights so much as it’s about living in a place where we can travel safely and freely from place to place. Stop to be grateful.
- It’s not so much about wedging in that last art project of pilgrim hats from your lesson plan so much as it’s about the chance to teach kids to find their own gratitude attitude. Stop to be grateful.
- Be a strong role model: Choose a consistent time each day to share one thing that you are grateful for with your own kids. Around the breakfast or dinner table, in the car after school, or as backpacks are assembled are simple times to weave this in.
- Encourage kids to find their own Gratitude Attitudes: Assign one student the honor of finding and sharing one example of a Gratitude Attitude each day. Give kids notice or assign in advance a child for a given day.
- Make gratitude a habit: By folding in the Gratitude Attitude to daily actions, you’ll help students form this habit.
- Show visual reminders: With all that’s going on, reminders help us tap into our Gratitude Attitudes. Use the freebie posters included in this blog to print out visual reminders. Tack one on the classroom door, by the cubbies, in your own line of vision during the day, and near the sink or the student mailboxes. At home, pop one on the bathroom mirror and the refrigerator door! You’ll be amazed at how much these reminders help spark your Gratitude Attitude.
- Choose give back times carefully: This time of year is a popular time for giving back. It can seem like everyone’s asking you to create a giving project, donate mittens, add a toy to their drive, or to figure out another way to help students grasp the need to give and share. Thanksgiving is a great time of year for this, yet so are the other 364 days! If this time proves too hectic for you, choose a different time. Valentine’s Day, Earth Day, and the end of the school year are also great times to set up a give back project.
Gratitude Attitude Freebie Posters Enjoy these Gratitude Attitude freebie posters. Print them, post them, share them, and make them into screensavers! These are just a few of the quotations our team collects and designs for teachers and families to enjoy as part of our PeachQuotes Studio™.
Teacher Gifts Show Gratitude, Too If you want to help your child show gratitude to a special teacher during this holiday season, browse teacherpeach.com for many products that focus on gratitude. These special gifts are economical ways to express your gratitude to those who do so much for our kids.
Our Own Gratitude Attitude While Teacher Peach makes really great accessory products for really great teachers, during this busy time of year, the most important accessory you can choose is your Gratitude Attitude! As Teacher Peach embarks on this busy holiday season beginning with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are sporting our own Gratitude Attitude. We express our gratefulness to our many readers of teacherpeachblog.com and the many loyal customers of teacherpeach.com. Your support of our commitment to teachers and educators means a great deal to us and keeps us going every day! Thank you. With our deepest appreciation, we wish you and your family a healthy and happy Thanksgiving week.
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- November 24, 2015
- Randi Brill