When students are struggling with managing the big feelings of growing up, one of the best ways to redirect them is to focus on gratitude. This digital gratitude journal helps them do that.
Why a Gratitude Journal?
Let’s face it, this school year is different. Really different. Whether you’re teaching virtually to a class of students or homeschooling for the first time, there have been some big changes over the last six months.
Those changes can be hard on adults, but they can be even harder on children. From elementary to high school, we’re asking our students to cope with big, scary events and that leads to some big emotions.
It’s easy for them to get overwhelmed and feel like there’s no hope that things will ever return to “normal.”
When that happens it’s time to redirect! A redirect to gratitude and the things that are going right in their lives can help immensely. Enter the gratitude journal.
Yes, But Why a DIGITAL Gratitude Journal?
It would be great if all students had equal access to printers at home, but many of them do not. What they do have though is the school-issued technology that they’re using for distance learning. So, a digital gratitude journal seemed like a much better fit this year than a print one.
Don’t worry though! If your child or students prefer a print version, they can download the slides in the Google Slides presentation and print them out. The slides are sized for copy paper for just that reason.
How Does The Gratitude Journal Work?
If you’re using Google Classroom for distance learning, you have probably used quite a few Google Slides presentations and activities for your lessons. This works the same way!
When you click on the link to get the Digital Gratitude Journal (it’s in the Freebies Library under Digital Activities), you will get a screen that says “Make a Copy”. Click that “Make a Copy” button. It will add a copy of the gratitude journal to your Google Drive where you can then assign it to your students.
Please do not try to circumvent making a copy of the presentation as it can ruin the original file and render the activity useless for everyone. That would be bad.
How do I get the Journal?
If you’re already a member of the Freebies Library here at Mama Teaches, simple log in HERE using your password. Passwords are sent out each week in the weekly newsletter, so search your inbox for “Brandi at MamaTeaches.com” to find the latest newsletter.
Not a Freebies Library member yet? No worries! Simply sign up in the box below and the password will be emailed to you.
Can I Put This On My Own Public Website?
No. Sorry, this digital resource is copyrighted to MamaTeaches.com and we reserve all rights. Please do not copy or share the resource directly with your peers, friends, or family. Please direct them here so that they can learn how to use it and download it directly from our site. Thank you!
Can I Upload/Link to the Journal in My Google Classroom/Schoology/Microsoft Teams Classroom Site?
Absolutely! The Gratitude Journal was created to help you help your students. We love you humans. =)