November Character Development Theme: Gratitude

Dear parents and/or guardians…

HAVING GRATITUDE MEANS THAT WE LOOK AROUND AND SEE THINGS WE ARE HAPPY FOR AND APPRECIATE THEM.

This month, we are learning about gratitude! Since Thanksgiving is in November, this is the perfect time to go over this value – however, gratitude is a year-round trait that should be cultivated no matter what month it is. Gratitude not only helps children develop politeness, but can help them develop a more positive outlook on life.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Lead by example. When your children help you around the house, especially if they go above and beyond their regular chores, thank them and let them know they are
    appreciated.
  • Have them write Thank You cards, expressing why they are grateful for a person. These can be to anyone for anything (to their teachers, friends, mailman, etc.).
  • Volunteer as a family! Spend the day working in a soup kitchen or take your child with you to the store to pick out canned goods to donate to a food drive. Especially around this time of year, nonprofits need extra help. Explain to your child that you are grateful for what you have and want to share with others in need. 

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