Daily SEL Lesson – Practicing Gratitude 4/30

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 – Kid President and Gratitude


  • Watch the video. 
  • Read through the gratitude lists you have been making.
  • How do you feel when you are grateful?
  • Sit down with the people in your household and make a list of things you are thankful for this week.

Secondary Lesson – What Teens Are Thankful For


  1. Watch the video 
  2. Write a letter to someone important to you – someone you are truly thankful to have in your life. 
  3. If possible, read the letter or mail the letter to that person.
  4. How did it make you feel to share your gratitude with others?