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Library Event: Monday, July 18th at 7pm (on Zoom)

Temple Emanu-El Library
Presents a Special Zoom Program Open to All!

Grateful Kids is a book that shares reflections from students and teachers who have incorporated a mindfulness practice in their lives.

Co-authored by Russ Terry and Peter Franklin, contributors have written a chapter to share their discoveries through mindfulness and gratitude.

Mindfulness has become an important tool in education. Starting at a young age, children can learn to benefit from a mindfulness practice both in the classroom and in their daily lives. Gratitude is an integral part of this practice, and it helps children to learn how to be thankful for all they have in their lives. 

Temple member, Rachel Perrella, second grade teacher at Tower school, is a contributing author to this book. She has worked closely with Peter Franklin, Mindfulness Educator and Swampscott High School English teacher, to introduce and establish a culture of mindfulness at Tower. Her chapter talks about her work with second graders with mindfulness and gratitude, and how it affected the kids and the atmosphere in her classroom. She continues to practice mindfulness and gratitude with her students, and she is the Mindfulness Coordinator at Tower School.

Please join Rachel Perrella and Peter Franklin on Zoom, as they share their experiences with mindfulness in an educational setting and discuss the positive outcomes observed in their students and in their schools.

Questions? Email Shelby Chapper-Pierce at:




Temple member, Rachel Perrella, and Peter Franklin (below) are contributing authors to this book, and will be joining us on Zoom.



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