Because November is traditionally a month to celebrate gratitude and give thanks, the tree will be displayed all month.

Students are also learning about gratitude at Omaha Virtual School (OVS). Each year before Thanksgiving, Michael Emmer, an OVS school counselor, gives his students a writing assignment. Students write a short letter of appreciation to someone. Then, they give the letter to that person to let them know they made a difference in their life.
"Gratitude has to do with being able to look at the good things happening in our lives," says Emmer. "And looking at the positive people there to help us move forward and encourage us to be the best people we can be."