August 17, 2021
Mrs. Dana Quinley makes times to celebrate the good stuff with her seventh grade science students. She takes a few moments out of the day, asking students to "tell me something good." Students share the big and small happy things in their lives, like "getting off my Xbox early last night," "getting a good night's sleep," "eating delicious food," and "moving into a new house after school." As each shares, the class celebrates each student's good thing according to the motto, "When one claps, we all clap." As a result, the classroom is filled with smiles and applause. On the board at the front of the room, Mrs. Quinley lets students post sticky notes spotlighting the good things they are grateful for. With such a celebratory culture of gratitude, Mrs. Quinley's seventh graders are bound to have a great year.