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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.

Pre-teaching:
Have students look the following words up in a dictionary and read the
definitions to the class.
Thanksgiving
Appreciation
Gratitude

Make a list on the board of everything Toki students have to be thankful for.

Teaching Examples:
      Discussion topic: Ask students how they feel when someone shows appreciation
      for something they have done. Discuss the different ways one can show
      appreciation.

      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


Student Activities:
     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
     class.

      Project: Have the students complete an I Am Thankful For Slip for someone at
      school.

Reinforcement: Dragon Dough handed out intermittently for students
who demonstrate gratitude or perform an act of kindness for others.

				
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