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The Blessing of Children

Posted Mar 07 2011 3:35am

What a blessing it has been as I continue to slowly read Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are .  I find myself on the outlook for those simple blessings each day.  Thank you for that new awareness Ann.

Last week our school had a pep rally.  It's a fun time as the Pre-K and elementary school cheerleaders and dancers got to entertain us.  There was even a contest for the teachers; a limbo contest!  Can you believe it?
Miss Debbie in the limbo contest (No, I didn't win; lol)
#9 The sounds of laughter and cheering

What an exciting time as fourth grader students were assigned to work with a three year old for a time of planting.  They taught the little ones how to plant seeds.  Now when we pass by the planters, the children will be looking to see what happens to their seeds over time.


#10 Little hands planting seeds for fresh vegetables


#11 Working together on a shared project

There's something so wonderful about teaching a child to read and write.  Each week in our class, a new letter is introduced.  Last week was the letter "S".  Of course, they learn both upper case and lower case letters.

#12  The sight of a child writing their letters

What a blessing it is to see the excitement and responsiveness as new stories are introduced to the three year olds. 
#13 Children attentive and listening to a new story

During this challenging season of my life, how thankful I am to be working in a wonderful school with little children.  It is a gift from the Lord!

Heidi
#14 Working with a special teacher and friend named Heidi 

I'm so glad we get to work together each day.  At the end of the pep rally as the classes were dispersed, our class was the last to leave.  And guess what Heidi and I were doing with the children?

DANCING and LAUGHING

At the end of our day, Heidi and I felt the same as Christopher; so tired!

Blessings and love,

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