Friday, November 12, 2010

Homework Assignment: What I am Thankful For...

This Thanksgiving right around the corner, my son's kindergarten class is in full swing with it's Thanksgiving activities. He has come home singing lots of fun Thanksgiving songs and colored a lot of cute turkeys.

But then there was the homework assignment: What am I thankful for?

While I can easily list off all the things I am thankful for, it is a bit challenging to try and explain to a 5-year old what thankful means. So after all of my word salad confused him, I turned to the good old dictionary.

Here's the definition according to merriam-webster.com:

Thankful: conscious of benefit received; expressive of thanks; well pleased, glad

So those definitions didn't help me so much in my explanation. But luckily some of the synonyms did:
blissful, delighted, gratified, happy, joyful, joyous, pleased, satisfied, glad, tickled

I still think at 5, he doesn't necessarily get it. But asking him the question made me realize we probably need to keep talking about it until he does get it!

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