Gratitude Bank

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Money isn't the only type of currency that fills a piggy bank. Learners practice filling their banks with the the things that make them grateful. Pupils write about their talents, relationships, challenges, and life skills, making deposits and withdrawals as needed. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Practice daily gratitude by having individuals share something from their banks every day 
  • Add extra writing prompts to the bank as needed
Classroom Considerations
  • Print one copy of the entire Gratitude Bank Journal for each student 
  • Requires a shoe box (or similar receptacle) for each participant and a place to store it within the classroom 
  • Time needed may vary; this can be an ongoing activity that lasts throughout the academic year
  • Includes two lesson extensions that connect to art 
  • Provides a couple ideas and tips for different ways to use the lesson 
  • A few of the writing prompts are slightly repetitive