Our character flag in 1st grade is “Thankful” — and what a great time in the academic year to be focusing on being thankful!

Thanksgiving is on Thursday, and the 1st graders are so excited to celebrate.  We also had a denim day last week to raise money and collect canned goods for the Central PA Food Bank.  This was a great opportunity for the students to be reminded that food is not something that everyone has, and it is something for which we should be thankful.  It was also a nice reminder to be generous. Last year in Kindergarten, the students learned about being “Generous,” (the trait is also featured in Kindergarten’s character flag). The food bank collection was a time when the students explored how the two character traits go together.

Check out our video below, where the 1st graders are “practicing” their character trait by naming some things for which they are thankful!

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