''“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl''
I hope you are well. Monday 6th July we will be welcoming Year 4 and 5 back into school to say goodbye to their teachers and meet their new teacher and TA!
We really hope you can make it - we have made it as possibly as safe as we can!
If you cannot make it, please do not worry. We will still be thinking of you and we will miss you but we understand.
Today I want to talk to you about being GRATEFUL.
Did you know finding things to be grateful about can really boost wellbeing.
definition:feeling thankful or showing thanks for kindness or something pleasing.
Things we can be grateful for:
I have attached an activity you might want to do at home!
This gratitude jar will help you to look for the positives in your lives.
'Being Grateful' is strongly linked to being happy.
The jar without lines can be decorated with pictures, photographs and words. Make it colourful. It could also be used each day and you could add just one thing for that day they you grateful or thankful for.
Of course you could make an actual jar with a lovely label and ask the child to fill it each day with things they are grateful for.
I will attach the file if you have a printer but if you don't, either draw out your own jar, or fill a box or jar around the house with all the things you are grateful for.
Click here to print:
Here are some other ways you can express gratitude...
Say please and thank you.
Our manners show that we do not believe we are entitled to anything, and that in fact, we appreciate whatever comes our way.
Help someone less fortunate.
This could be your neighbour down the street, grandma, or someone you know who is in a tough spot.
Send out thank you cards/.Give someone a gift.
Express your gratitude for those who have added value to your life.
Look for awe-inspiring moments in your day.
Share your gratitude at bedtime.
Take five minutes at the end of the day to ask yourself about what you are thankful for that day.
Share the things you appreciate about another person.
Write a letter.
Write a letter to someone who has touched his life in some way.
Create a family gratitude list.
Post it on the fridge. Add to it when necessary.
Create a family gratitude journal.
Leave it somewhere where everyone can access it and encourage your family to write in it whenever they are feeling grateful.
Always look for the positive.Find something positive in frustrating situations and discuss it..
Take gratitude walks.While you walk, look for the simple pleasures in the day, such as the warm sun or the birds singing and express appreciation for them. Use this time to ask your kids what they are grateful for.