Kate Pon and Danielle Pallace’s 4th grade class at Moriches Elementary School has created a bulletin board entitled “Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart” to reflect on what they are thankful for. In addition, they have begun to implement “Thankful Thursdays” as a way to show appreciation and develop a sense of community within school. Each Thursday, the students write a quick note to someone in the school building (ie: teachers, friends, principal, nurse, custodians, etc) expressing why they are thankful for them. Ms. Pallace and Ms. Pon then deliver the note to each recipient.
“It has been a great way to show their gratitude and they are really enjoying the letter writing aspect of it,” said Ms. Pon.