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  • Think about how your “Expression of Gratitude” honors an essential worker and their contribution to the community

  • Find a way to share your final work

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We’re thinking about the question: “How can we show gratitude to essential workers and helpers in our community?”

Your challenge this week is to create an “Expression of Gratitude” to honor an essential worker and their contribution to the community.



Reflecting and Sharing

15-20 Minutes


Think about all the essential workers that you have learned about.

  • Wouldn’t it be great if they all felt appreciated?

  • How can we encourage others to express their gratitude to these workers, too?


Look at your finished “Expression of Gratitude” and reflect on your work in writing. Write it out on a piece of paper (or use the “Reflection” handout if you like).

  • What impact do you hope your work had on others?

  • How has this changed your perspective about essential workers now and in the future?

  • How might your work inspire others?


Share your work! Here are some ideas for connecting with others:

Share with a family member and…

  • Help them to create their own.

  • Ask them if they have comments, questions, or a connection to your work (or use the “Sharing” handout to get a written response).

or ask an adult to help you share your work online with the #inquirEDtogether hashtag.

or send your “Expression of Gratitude” to the person you represented.

or hang your “Expression of Gratitude” in the window.

Keep your “Expression of Gratitude” as an historical record that you and others can look back on later.

All finished?

Congratulations! You've created your Expression of Gratitude!

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