The school year is nearly ended! The kids have plenty of assemblies, field days, and today, an awards ceremony filling up their end of the calendar before summer lets out next week. And while at the awards ceremony today there was a public speaker talking to the 5th graders all about character.
What it means to be a good person, to go above and beyond for people, and how those around us influence on a daily basis. Charlotte was there to get an award actually. She was being recognized for being one of the kids in the school that had a “crown of character” which was basically a child that went out of their way to be helpful or kind. While the motivational speaker was wrapping up, he made it a point to ask the students to spend today thanking someone.
Thank a teacher who selflessly works in a career field with no other reward than the kids it teachers, thank a parent who raises you and drives you, thank a friend who loves and supports you. He even had everyone turn to the side and thank the person next to them- which by the way incited tons of giggles from the kids.
I found it all very fitting because today I am telling you about this really great new book (I partnered with @disneybooks to share this info) where you can pick up to influence your kids and family about thanking those around them. The Thank You Book by Mo Willems (by Disney Hyperion) has been available since May 3rd and is a great reminder to ALL of us.
It doesn’t matter your age, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living, it doesn’t matter if you are big or small- everyone should be appreciating those around them on a daily basis.
About The Thank You Book
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.
ABOUT MO WILLEMS
Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions, for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering five Geisel Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let’s Go for a Drive!, A Big Guy Took My Ball! and Waiting Is Not Easy!).
Learn more about the book by visiting:
- Follow @DisneyHyperion on Twitter
- Follow @DisneyBooks on Instagram
- Follow @The_Pigeon on Twitter
- Visit Thankorama.com to learn how to draw Piggie, download activity sheets, and more!
FREE THANKYOU PRINTABLE
Ready to launch the Thank Yous in your home? Download these free I WILL THANK printables and participate in #ThankoRama! Just hit below and you can print off the PDF file. Then share with me by using the hashtag #THANKORAMA on social media and I will see it!
As a parent, I can’t think of more of a reward than helping our kids recognize the world around them that helps them grow. I look forward to continuing to share more about this series next month!