Third-graders Write Gratitude Journals
Third-graders in Yael Newman and Kim Walden’s classes reflected on the theme of gratitude with journal entries in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. “We started the activity by thinking about 20 things we’re grateful for,” Newman said. Students thought of everything from family members to their health to nature to video games. Each third-grader wrote journal entries and dedicated their work to someone in their lives. In addition to reflection on gratitude, as part of the activity, students also practiced skills in basic and elaborate paragraph structure as well as self-editing and organization.