We wanted to collect 100 items to donate to a special place to celebrate the 100th day of school. Our goal was to collect a total of 100 onesies or wipes to donate to A Beacon of Hope. It has been a wonderful opportunity to give back and serve our community!
Current Total- 152 onesies and 73 packages of wipes!
Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff – including the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then he carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
I tell all my classes that my most important job is to keep them safe. Their parents entrust me with their care, and I will always do my best to protect both their bodies and their hearts.
Our words are powerful, and they can tear others down or build them up. We should taste our words before we spit them out. Are they sweet?
Then we discussed the poem in this picture. We shared how words have hurt our hearts and our hearts take longer to heal than our bodies.
I cut out a large paper heart. We passed the heart around and as each child recalled a time his/her heart was hurt, he/she crumbled a piece of the heart. In the end, the heart was all wrinkled and even had a few tears. We passed the heart around again and as we stated encouraging words, each of us tried to smooth out the heart. Although it looked better, we realized that it would never be the same as it was when we started.
We finished by reading the story, Heartprints by Hallinan. The author explains that we leave a heartprint behind each time we do something kind.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.
We learned that the children in our class are can-do kids. We read the story The Little Engine That Could. Nate amazed me when he stated that this story was like the Good Samaritan. What a connection! We also read Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Did you read the silly poem, Bad Words, that came home on Friday? The bad words are “I can’t”! We also listened tp the song, Strong Enough, by Matthew West.
A representative from CRN (Childrens Restoration Network) visited our class to explain the mission of this wonderful organization and the ways in which we can support their goal to enable homeless women and children. Please visit this link to find out more about CRN.
Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to make 10 birthday baskets with everything a mother would need to throw a birthday party for her child. The baskets were filled with cake mix, frosting, candles, wrapping paper, a birthday card, paper products, a gift card, and lots of other small items to make a child’s birthday special. The children assembled the baskets and presented them to the CRN representative.
The KRCS Lower School collected school supplies for the mission school in Sierra Leone (SLIMS) on the 100th Day of School. Thanks again for sending in all those dry erase boards and markers. These pictures say it all!
Do you remember the sweet letters our class received from these second graders?