This Poem Made Me Think of You

Kristin Lewis

Hi teachers,


As the holiday season approaches, I wanted to share one of my favorite poems with you: “Three Gratitudes” by Carrie Newcomer. The poem is a refreshing, beautiful take on the Thanksgiving tradition of naming what you’re grateful for.

I can’t help but think of you when I read this poem—of the long hours you spend planning and grading, of the excitement you feel when a quiet student finds the courage to express an opinion, of how you think about your students long after the bell rings, of the work you do every day.

And so I just want to take a moment to say to each of you: thank you.

From all of us at Scholastic Scope, Happy Thanksgiving.



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Thanks for sharing "Three Gratitudes". Reminds me of the books "14,000 Things to Be Happy About" by Barbara Ann Kipfer and "The Book of Awesome" by Neil Pasricha. All can be used in fun ways ways in the classroom. Not the same old, same old of "What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?" Thanks for another resource!