Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $169
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: November 20, 2018
Kindergarten and fifth-graders came together at Fifth Avenue Elementary School in the Northport-East Northport School District to spend time talking about gratitude and creating hand-traced thankfulness turkeys on Nov. 15.
Fifth-graders from Mrs. Christine Shaw’s class partnered up with kindergartners from Mrs. Kathy Admunsen’s class to trace their hands to create a turkey and assisted them in penning what they were thankful for. These two classes come together on a regular basis and do different activities together. Each student has an assigned buddy that they spend time and build relationship with.
Previous to this activity, students learned about how people around the world live differently than us in America, and it left them feeling appreciative for the things that can be taken for granted, such as indoor plumbing, grocery stores and doctor’s offices in our towns. Many students expressed gratitude for their homes, their families, and their school.
“It’s important for us to build thankfulness into mental paradigms of our students,” said Mrs. Shaw. “Gratitude promotes optimism, which helps us to develop a more positive outlook on our lives and the world around us.”