Just Say Thanks!


Sophia Valle and Emma Mani

Have you ever done something for someone but they didn’t say thank you? How did you feel? Or someone did something for you, and you didn’t say thank you?

Did you know that saying thank you could spread kindness and create a community of kindness because all of the positivity it could spread? Saying thank you makes others want to continue to do things that would make you want to say thank you, so saying thank you creates a circle of kindness!

Here are some times you should always say thank you:

If someone holds the door for you, say thank you.

When you buy lunch, say thank you to the lunch ladies.

When a teacher gives you an item, say thank you.

When a teacher rewards you or your class,  say thank you.

When you check out a library book, say thank you to the librarian.

When you purchase a book from the Book Fair, say thank you to the cashier.

If someone gives you a compliment, say thank you.

When people give you learning opportunities, say thank you.

When you drop something and someone picks it up, say thank you.

Think about other opportunities to say thank you!

Lastly, we will leave you 10 different ways to say THANK YOU!

Portuguese – obrigado (obre gazo)

Arabic – shukraan jazilaan شكرا جزيلا (show cran dizzy land)

Khmer – saum arkoun សូមអរគុណ (so aw coon)

  Chinese – Xièxiè 謝謝 (see sand)

  Turkish – teşekkür ederim (the secret potato)

  Filipino – salamat (sala mon)

  Japanese – Arigatō ありがとう(adeeca though)

  Italian – grazie  (gassy)

  Swedish – tack (talk)

 Russian – благодарю вас (bug they deli vus)