As the year comes to a close, the third graders have been practicing gratitude to all those who have supported them on their educational journey. We have been engaged in activities that allow us to express gratitude toward our classmates for their important contributions. Students also have had time to self reflect and think about their very own important role in the success of the class community. So much to be grateful for.
Gratitude also grants perspective — even in kids. When you take into account the sheer amount of opportunities, privileges and material possessions most kids enjoy through no effort of their own, it’s easy to see why many of them feel entitled. Practicing gratitude, on the other hand, underscores the fact that all those toys and lessons and creature comforts don’t just pop out of thin air. When kids recognize that the things they own and the opportunities they have come from someone other than themselves, it helps them develop a healthy understanding of how interdependent we all are — and they may be more inclined to treat others with genuine respect.
Third grade would like to share their deepest gratitude to all the parents for their never-ending love and support, to the teachers for helping us grow, the volunteers for their tireless support, and our classmates for helping us thrive. With that said, we all are so grateful to be a part of this amazing learning community. My deepest gratitude to you all, and grateful for SUMMER!