Why the Whale Shark?

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#1Video: What is Gratitude?

#2 Think:  Let's Reflect

1. What was Sam frustrated with in the video?


2. Have you ever been frustrated about something you didn't have or didn't get?


3.What do you do when you are frustrated? What are some things you can do to feel better?

4. Who is one person in your life that you are grateful for?

#3 Activity: I Am Thankful 

Using a blank sheet of paper, draw a flag like the one below. (You can leave it in your notebook, or cut it out.)

Write “I am thankful for…”

and write who or what you are thankful for.

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#1Video: Friends Make           Everything Better

#2 Think: What does a friend do? 

Do you think you tell people "Thank you" often enough?


In the video the boy is thankful for his family. What other adults are you thankful for?

What are some ways you can express your gratitude towards someone?

Why do you think saying "Thank You" is important?

#3 Activity: Let's Write! 

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  • Using a blank sheet of paper, write “My list of awesome things to be thankful for”
  • List as many things as you can and explain why you are thankful for it.
  • Share with your teacher and/or parent.


#2 Think:  Who helps you?

1. Have you ever thought about the people who work on things that help you?


2. Who are some people that help you? (example: school nurse, custodians, teacher, office staff, doctors,  etc.)

3. How can you let people know that you see them helping?

4. Think about at home - who picks up when you leave dishes on the counter?

5. Think about school - who picks up the trash from the classrooms?

6. How can you let them know that you see them doing what they do?

#3 Activity: Let's Write!

1. listen to the story Bad-itude! By Julia Cook.

2. Using a blank sheet of paper, write “gratitude”

3. List a word for each letter of something or someone you are grateful for.

4. Share with your teacher and/or parent.

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#2 Think:  Who do you look up to?

1. What ways did Evyn show her sister how much she cares?


2. How did Jen respond?

3. Who do you have in your life like Jen (someone you really look up to)?

4. How can you make sure they know how much they mean to you?

#3 Activity: Let's Be Thankful

1. Watch the video on “how to draw the heart face.”

2. Draw the heart face from the video. Use materials you have.

3. Think of one person you are grateful for today.

4. Make sure you tell that person that you are grateful for them today.