Growing Gratitude

Caleb working on a grateful flower worksheet

This week during Social Skills with Mrs. Haly, lower school students learned what it means to have “gratitude”. The theme was a great way to tie in the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, where we remember to give thanks for the life around us.

Students learned the benefits of mindfully being grateful. Being grateful releases “feel good” chemicals in our brains and helps improve self-esteem, the ability to make friends, and the ability to show empathy. It can even improve one’s sleep!

After a discussion on gratitude and being grateful, students wrote what they are grateful for onto flowers to share over the break with friends and family.

Grateful for our lower schoolers and Mrs. Haly!