Teaching Gratitude: Five Practices for Upper Elementary
Deepen older elementary students’ understanding of gratitude through these six practices.
Students define gratitude and give an example of a time they felt grateful.
Students identify emotions related to gratitude.
Students reflect on why another person acted kindly towards them, and practice gratitude both verbally & in writing.
Students imagine what life would be like without certain things in our classrooms or schools.
Students reflect on acts of kindness and how they often require intention and effort on the part of the person who does them.
Students identify what gets in the way of expressing gratitude.