Today Mrs. Newlin’s and Mrs. Boss’ classes celebrated Thanksgiving with Mrs. Snow’s kindergarten class. The students dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans.
1 Thessalonians 5: “16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
As many families do this time of year, mine has written a list of things that we are thankful. We sing “Thank You God” after we get our groceries and we say thank you at our meal time prayers. We do have so much to be thankful. This morning in my Bible reading I came across the previously listed verse. It really got me thinking. It seems that we are thankful only in the good. Do we always rejoice? Are we constantly in conversation with the Lord? Do we give thanks in all circumstances? We certainly want to do God’s will. We know that life has a lot more peace when we do. I don’t know if I can do that list, nonetheless lead my children in doing the same, on my own that is. We are not alone though. God’s Holy Spirit is always here to help. This gives me a goal, a desire to work on from here on out. I am not sure of the end result other than the knowledge that when I walk closely with the Lord I have more peace and joy in my life. I am confident that being thankful in all things will change my perspective for the better. Here’s to “giving thanks in all things.”
We have wonderful students, teachers and support staff! We are thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow together in Christ.
We are thankful for our military. November 10th we had a special Veterans’ Day service and learning from daddies who serve our country. Not only are we thankful for the service men and women but also their families!
This morning Mrs. Newlin’s class was talking about the Passover. They were learning about the bread that God’s people ate. Mrs. Newlin brought in examples of bread and told the child about yeast. Next, they did a fun experiment to see want yeast does. They took one cup of warm water, a packet of yeast and 1/4 cup of white sugar. The students learned about dissolving. The mixture was put into a clean clear soda bottle and a balloon was placed on top. The bottle was placed in a bowl filled with warm water. It was fun listening to the children as they observed the balloon slowly rising. They hypothesized what was happening and why. They talked about what might happened. Their little brains were going. Mrs. Newlin gave the brief explanation.
The Preschool Christmas project will be Operation Christmas Child this year. Operation Christmas Child is a yearly project done by Samaritan’s Purse. Shoeboxes are filled with fun and needed items. The boxes are collected, gone through and made ready to bless needy children all around the world. A gospel book in the child’s native language will be included at the shipping location. We not only are blessing a needy child with something fun or useful but sharing the hope of Jesus too! For more information you can go to www.samaritanspurse.org
Each of our preschool classrooms would like to fill a shoebox for a girl and a shoebox for a boy. Listed below are suggested items.
Suggested Items: dolls, toy trucks, stuffed animals, small musical instruments, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, stickers, school supplies, coloring books, hygiene items like toothbrushes or soap, combs, t-shirts, socks, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, a personal note from your family
DO NOT include: used or damaged items, war-relates toys (guns, knives, military figures), chocolate or food, out-of-date hard candies, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers or anything in aerosol cans
Today, November 16 we had the boxes blessed in preschool chapel, Our preschool collected 21 boxes this year.
October was fire safety. All of our classes talked about what firemen do, what fire safety is, when/how to call 9-1-1. We had firemen come and visit. They showed us that firemen are just normal people who have special gear and training. The following are good reminders year-round for your family.
*Check that electrical cords are in good shape.
*If you have a chimney make sure that it has been inspected and cleaned yearly.
*Portable space heaters are 3 feet from anything that can burn.
* The clothes dryer has a clean vent and filter
*All smoke alarms work when tested.
*Flammable objects are not to be placed on oven-tops in use.
*Always make sure that lighters and matches are out of the reach of children.
*Have a family fire drill and talk about a safe place to meet outside the house incase of a fire.
*Talk with your children about the importance of not playing with fire.
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