Daily SEL Lesson – Practicing Gratitude 4/29

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 – Preschoolers and Gratitude


  1. Watch the video.
  2. Answer the same questions presented in the video.
  3. Using the same gratitude steps, teach someone in your family about gratitude.

Secondary Lesson – My Gratitude Jar


  1. Watch the video 
  2. Make a list of three things you are thankful for right now.
  3. Repeat this activity every day for the next few fews. 
  4. Read through the list every few days. How does it make you feel?