Gratitude in CARE

By Ms. Kirsten Bowles, Junior School Counsellor

This month in CARE, students in JK-7 have been practicing gratitude. Noticing and appreciating the little and big things in our lives and expressing thanks for them not only makes us more pleasant to be around but also has some significant health benefits. The science is clear: gratitude is good for us.

In the Junior School, students, parents and staff are invited to “Stop and Say Thanks” to someone, on one of the posters hanging in the hallways. Noticing and appreciating one another strengthens our relationships, builds community, and focuses our attention on the good things around us.