Yesterday in our staff meeting, we talked about helping our students to be grateful. Our theme for this month at our school is going to be gratitude and kindness. I talked to my students and asked them what they thought “gratitude” meant. One of them said “well it must mean attitude because it sounds like attitude.”
Funny how wise that student was being- that student that I was frustrated with-reminded me that if I started being grateful, then my attitude would change for the better!
So we made a little chant and hung it up on the wall. “Gratitude helps us have the right attitude!”
Stay tuned for Satisfied Saturdays where we think about being grateful for what we have. So many times, we want more than we have or we wish we were in a different stage in life, but I’m confident that focusing on being thankful will help us all be more satisfied with where we are.
My reason to be thankful for today is that I have an awesome school team who understands that it’s the little things in life that matter. One of my students was having a hard day, and my teammate motivated her with a special treat. Can you guess what it was???
That special motivator was………..a pencil-just a normal blue mechanical pencil-yep.that’s right-a pencil! This student got SOO excited when my coworker said “Ok if you have a good day, you can use my mechanical pencil.” It made me laugh, but also reminded me that the little things really are important:).