As I sat with my students at lunch today we were talking about their plans for the holiday. They spoke of trips to big cities, visits with family and relatives and how much they were looking forward to dessert! One of my sweet kiddos spoke up and said, “Mrs. Ward, can we go around the table and say things that we’re thankful for?” Yes! Yes we can!!
We started out with a few typical responses. “I’m thankful for my iPad. I’m thankful for turkey. I’m thankful for dessert.” But to my surprise, and with zero influence from me, the conversation quickly shifted. I began to hear things like, “I’m thankful for my warm blanket at home. I’m thankful for the food I have to eat. I’m thankful for how much my parents and family love me. I’m thankful I get to go to school. I’m thankful for you, Mrs. Ward.” It was so uplifting to listen to these kindergarteners share thankful things. It started my holiday off in the best way possible. What are you thankful for?