Daily SEL Lesson – Practicing Gratitude 5/1

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 – Gratitude As A Life Skil


  • Watch the video.
  • Make a list of the things you are thankful today and WHY you are thankful for each thing.
  • Draw a poster about gratitude.

Secondary Lesson – Just Want To Thank You Song


  • Listen to the song in the video below. 
  • Identify who would you like to thank in your life thus far for giving you…providing you some great days in your life? (grandma, parent, coach, friend, cousin…?)
  • Write it down. Decorate it. Take a photo of it. Share it with them.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week of gratitude. Just us next week for more great SEL lessons.