Kid President has joined with Gener.us this week to promote their #SimplyGiveThanks campaign. He is producing a short video on Facebook each day with a challenge to give thanks. In Tuesday’s video, the wonderful young man asked for people to give thanks to teachers. To participate in this, or to give thanks to anyone in your life you deeply appreciate, you can make a short video. Then post it to a social network and tag it, “#simplygivethanks and @BeGenerus.”
The initial invitation to join the campaign from Gener.us can be found here. Kid President’s first video announcing his support is on this page. Each day the new challenges are posted on Facebook. You can find “The Best of…” videos here. Episode 8 has a sweet tribute from a 5th grade class, as well as Kid President and a son’s grateful words to his parents.
As always, please preview all videos before you show them to your students. If you would like some more inspirational videos for students, check out this Pinterest Board!
On another note, I am teaching my 1st graders about perspective, so I asked them to think about what teachers might be thankful for. I agreed with most of their ideas. I love hugs and dogs. Stuffing is okay, and earrings are fun. But then I wasn’t too sure about this student’s #15 – martinis…
After closer inspection, I realized it might be #1 instead of #15, and that it probably says, “Smartness.”
If I’m right, then I’m pretty sure he meant the smartness of my students and not my own intelligence, which most of my students have discovered isn’t all that high.
I give thanks for students who make me smile and laugh every day 🙂