[Surfnetkids: 24 Nov 2010] Gratitude

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#1. November 24, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Are you getting excited for American Thanksgiving? I am. I am hosting my entire family, twenty-five guests for dinner. And seven guests sleeping over, plus my two kids coming in from out of town. So this old house will be sleeping ELEVEN people. How fun!! I am thrilled.

My favorite family recipe is this one for cranberry-raspberry sauce. What are your Thanksgiving fav foods? Feel free to share those here.

Two updates this week. First (and just in the nick of time! whew!) my Thanksgiving Fun site is sporting a brand-new look, which you can see here:

Second, my educational, inspirational quotes site Light a Fire, is now accepting reader submissions. Do you have a favorite inspirational quote you’d like to share? You can do so here:
Submit an Inspirational Quote.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Gratitude

by Barbara J. Feldman

Gratitude Printable (** for premium members only)

Sages throughout history have understood that giving thanks has immense spiritual benefits for both thanker and thankee. Take time during this holiday season to enrich your life and lift your spirits. Be grateful. Give thanks. Wishing you the happiest of holidays, filled with gratitude and warmth.

Kaboose: Thanksgiving Games and Activities
These games and activities from Kaboose are all about giving thanks. For example, the Gratitude Grab Bag for preschoolers and elementary grades, is a bag filled with cards that is passed around the table or a circle. “Each child takes a turn reaching into the bag and pulling out a card. If the card says ‘THANKSGIVING’ the child should express something or someone they are thankful for (parents, teachers, pet, favorite food, etc.) If they pull out a picture, they show it to all and then express why we should be thankful for that item (food, clothes, trees, grass, stores, cars, etc.).”

Harvest Celebrations Around the World
Gratitude, gratefulness, and thanks giving are central themes not only of our American Thanksgiving holiday, but of many cultural celebrations including the Jewish Succot, the Yam Festival of Ghana and Nigeria, the Korean Chusok, and Pongal, the Rice Harvest Festival of India. This fabulous site from FamilyCulture.com explains the similarities and differences between eight such holidays around the world. Includes links to lesson plans for use in the classroom.

Thinkexist.com: Gratitude Quotes
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” Anthony Robbins. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward. This searchable collection of quotes about gratitude is sorted by multiple keywords and author. Without a free membership, though, you are limited to the number of pages you can view. Membership also unlocks features such as saving favorite quotes, and voting on quotes.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Gratitude Printable
Thanksgiving Poems Printable
Thanksgiving Printable
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#5. Surfing the Calendar

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#6. Quote of the Week

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~~ Thornton Wilder ~~ (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) American playwright and novelist. Click here for more gratitude quotes.

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