Week we took a deep dive into gratitude this past week, learning about hakarat hatov and culminating in our fourth annual...EREV Thanksgiving Day Parade PARADE!
All of Beit Rabban paraded around the Upper West Side yesterday delivering beautiful Boxes-O-Gratitude to community helpers selected by each grade, including:
MTA bus drivers
MTA subway workers
Lab Q mobile teting sites
West Side Campaign Against Hunger
Pharmacists providing vaccines
The Wild Bird Fund
Our own school helpers like the maintenance team and security guards
The people we visited were "overwhelmed with gratitude" by the experienced. Between stops on our parade route, we chanted "you are appreciated!" and thanked sanitation department workers, construction crews, crossing guards, police officers, caregivers, door men, kiosk workers, delivery workers, and neighbors. Middle school students also made their way to various community fridges to restock the inventories. Cars honked in support, people waved, and others cheered and wished us a happy Thanksgiving. We are so proud of our students for the joy they spread yesterday.
It obviously feels incredible to be thanked. The amazing thing that we all experienced yesterday is that the act of thanking others feels even better. This is one of the most important lessons our children can learn.
VIDEO & PICS from the PARADE PARADE! We have a short video (a little scrappy but fun!) for you to watch, and you can enjoy more photos from the Parade Parade and all the preparations here!