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Teach Gratitude in the Classroom with a Thankful Tree!

IMG_7046Hey everyone, it’s Amanda from Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten here with you today. I want to share a quick tip for creating a class project that you can turn into a beautiful bulletin board display.

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I like to take the month of November to discuss the meaning of being thankful with my students. I turn this discussion into a class project, which I turn into a bulletin board display.

All you need for this project are the following supplies:
Ellison SuperStar Machine
Leaf Die
Construction Paper
Brown butcher paper


I started by die-cutting enough leaves so that each student in my class had one.


After discussing what it means to be thankful, each student wrote one item that they were thankful for on their leaf. I had my students use markers so the writing really popped!


Then I cut out the silhouette of a tree using brown butcher paper.


I attached the tree to our bulletin board and then attached the leaves to the tree. All I had left to do was add my title and our class project was finished.

As volunteers, parents, and other staff members have come into my classroom, they have enjoyed seeing what are students are thankful for.

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