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November Assembly: Attitude of Gratitude

November Assembly: Attitude of Gratitude
Posted on 11/30/2015
thankfulnessBy Jodie Darnell

There is a phrase that floats around Graham & Parks called “filling up your bucket” based on the children’s book How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids, written by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer, and illustrated by Maurie J. Manning. It refers to the feeling you get when you have a positive interaction with someone, when you are helpful, or when kindness has been shown to you. My bucket was filled to the brim as I watched the third and fourth grades show just what it means to have an “Attitude of Gratitude” during November’s Assembly.

One class made a Thankfulness Quilt, filled with pictures of their families and pets. Another class made a thankfulness chain, writing a sentence or two on a link each time they experienced a moment of gratefulness over the past few weeks. The third and fourth grade SEI classrooms made two very creative and rather comical thankfulness videos that had to whole room giggling. I never realized how many talented actors we have in this building! The assembly came to a close with the beautifully performed Thank You for Being a Friend song sung by the third grade, accompanied on the guitar by one of our 3rd grade teachers, Karen Engels. I think I can safely say everyone’s bucket was a little fuller as they all headed back to class.

Stay tuned: December’s assembly is Shared Work, hosted by the JK/K team.