I was reading Terri's blog: https://engagetheirminds.wordpress.com and I loved her idea for having the students write what teachers were thankful for. I didn't want to copy her outright :) so we changed it to "what are principals thankful for?"-we are using multiple perspectives and still talking about thankfulness. This is what my kiddos came up with:
for our teachers because they are lovely! :) (I love the illustration with the coffee mug and an apple-is that the quintessential symbol for teaching or what!)
for the school because if we didn't have a school we will not learn how to learn the alphabet.
for being the boss
School because they like working.
....boots (we are in Texas after all! :)
cars that are sparkly (well, who isn't thankful for that!)
for so much happy
for children and students
turkey and teachers
classes to take care of
for grown-ups who are responsible