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Social-Emotional Learning is more important than ever and having quality lesson plans and activities makes it so much easier to build into your curriculum. These units were developed to support YOU in teaching, modeling and reinforcing great character. This resource focuses on GRATITUDE and is part of a year-long social-emotional curriculum. This resource can be used as a stand-alone resource or in conjunction with the other units.
In this packet, you will find 4 detailed lesson plans as well as printable and digital activities. Each lesson plan comes with specific teacher language so they are ideal for families, sub plans or teachers who would like who are more comfortable with this. These lessons were created for whole group but could absolutely be used in a small group or homeschool setting. Instead of class discussions, you would just have a discussion with the child. They could easily be adapted for a class meeting over a digital platform, as well.
Lesson 1-What Does It Mean To Be Grateful?
Your class will have a discussion about what it means to be grateful. You'll introduce the important words gratitude, grateful, and thankful and discuss them with your class. After your discussion, students will complete an graphic organizer about being grateful.
Lesson 2-What Are We Grateful For?
After discussing what it means to be grateful, your class will create an anchor chart about what they are grateful for. The chart is divided into people, places, things, moments, feelings, and abilities. The goal of this lesson is to get studnets to think outside of "I'm grateful for my toys" and think more deeply about the blessings in their life. After, students will complete their own "My Book of Gratitude." At the end of the lesson, you'll introduce your Class Gratitude Jar where students can add things they are grateful for to share during class meetings.
Lesson 3-How Can We Show Gratitude?
In this lesson, you'll discuss the importance of SHOWING gratitude and not just saying it. Students will work together to sort scenarios by "Shows Gratitude" and "Doesn't Show Gratitude." This lesson focuses on our actions! For example, you'll talk about how taking good care of your toys shows your parents you are thankful! At the end, students will draw and write about how to SHOW appreciation.
Lesson 4-Is It Okay to Be Disappointed?
For the last lesson, you'll discuss having a being t even when things are hard. For example, you'll talk about how to be grateful even if you really don't like the book your teacher got for your classroom library. Your students will come up with ways to show gratitude in frustrating situations...like wanting to earn more extra recess. They'll write about having a grateful heart.
This Resource Also Includes
-An Original Poem about Gratitude
-Thank You Cards to Print and Write
-Thank You Flipbook (Cover Page, Thank You For..., I Just Want to Say...)
-Additional Printable Activities
Other Volume Two Units
Volume One Units