Universal Expectation: Show Respect for Everyone
Name of Skill: Showing Appreciation and Thanksgiving
Purpose: Acknowledging our gifts and that helping others creates a
more positive environment for all.
Have students look the following words up in a dictionary and read the
definitions to the class.
Make a list on the board of everything Toki students have to be thankful for.
Discussion topic: Ask students how they feel when someone shows appreciation
for something they have done. Discuss the different ways one can show
Ask the students to think of people in school who have done something special for
them or have made them feel good about being at Toki
Role Play: Have students in small groups prepare a dialog where one
person does something nice or helpful for someone and that person
expresses gratitude for what they received. Perform the dialog for the
Project: Have the students complete an I Am Thankful For Slip for someone at
Reinforcement: Dragon Dough handed out intermittently for students
who demonstrate gratitude or perform an act of kindness for others.