Daily SEL Lesson – Practicing Gratitude 4/28

Welcome to the CLS Daily SEL lesson. Each day, Monday through Friday, we will provide a new social-emotional learning lesson designed to build emotional intelligence and resilience. There will be a lesson for elementary students and a lesson for secondary students that include media (videos, audios, or text) and simple step-by-step instructions.

This week we are focusing on gratitude. Did you know that developing a gratitude practice can boost happiness? Check out the lessons this week to learn more.

We hope that the lessons are helpful to you and your children.

Weekly Focus: Gratitude

Elementary Lesson – My Gratitude Jar Read Along


  1. Watch the video.
  2. What was one important thing you learned from the video?
  3. Make your own gratitude jar and keep track of the things you are thankful for this week. 
  4. Share one thing from your jar with someone in your home each day.

Secondary Lesson – The Amazing Effects of Gratitude

Media: Video –


  1. Watch the video and list three things you learned.
  2. Make a poster that shows the affects of gratitude.