How about making November a gratitude month? Even if you and your students don't celebrate Thanksgiving, this time of year is a great opportunity to cultivate gratitude (and practise English at the same time!).
Start each lesson in November with one of these prompts:
- What are some things people should be grateful for but they’re not?
- List 3 reasons to be grateful for winter.
- What are some ways of practising gratitude every day?
- List 3 things that happened today that you’re grateful for.
- We should learn gratitude from children because …
- Today I will be thankful for … because …
- List 3 ways of saying thank you without saying thank you.
- Expressing gratitude is good for your wellbeing because …
- List 3 reasons for writing a gratitude journal.
- List 3 reasons to be grateful for autumn.
- What are you grateful for when it comes to your English learning?
- List 3 reasons why we should say thank you more.
Give your students some time to think about it. If you're working with groups, ask them to discuss it and exchange their opinions and ideas.
Check out our materials on the topic of Gratitude and Thanksgiving: