It’s that time of the year! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s only natural that we spend some time reflecting on all the wonderful things we have in our lives. Here, at Children’s House, we have been sharing our gratitude daily at circle time.
We take our lead from The Virtues Project™️ card for Thankfulness and remind the children (and ourselves) that “Thankfulness is being grateful for what we have. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving, and being.”
As a school, we are wrapping up our annual food drive to benefit Cornerstones, a local non-profit. This is one of our favorite ways to share what we have with those less fortunate in our community. The children love bringing in their donations and it has sparked some great conversations about generosity, helpfulness, and compassion.
We have so much to be thankful for! From families and love to pumpkins and volcanoes, there are little (and big) things around us every day to make us smile. Take a minute to enjoy these smiling faces and big hearts that we are thankful for!
Wherever you are this Thanksgiving, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday with your loved ones. And, if you still need a little help getting into the spirit of things, try repeating the Thankfulness affirmation with us! Read this out loud:
I am thankful for the many gifts within me and around me today. I appreciate my life. I look for the lessons. I expect the best.The Virtues Project™️
- 12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude by Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, FAAP
- The Virtues Project™ website
- The Virtues Project at Children’s House Montessori School of Reston
- Free Download: Montessori at Home
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