Today in 1A

Today in class we had a ton of fun. My Grade 1-ers are still adjusting to all day – every day classes but they are doing so well all things considered. Today we took some time to write bucket fillers – we are using these “feel good” letters to talk about filling other people’s buckets and how this makes us also feel good. I love how excited they all get. My class is very passionate about spreading their joy – it is awesome! If you want to learn more check out the book below – we used it to introduce the idea and then gave it a Jesus-twist.

I got six special bucket fillers today from some of the kids – they were adorable. Thank you – you know who you are!

We also had a special lesson about bullying and about using our words and actions to hurt others. As a visual demonstration I took a red construction paper heart and passed it around the circle.

Each of the students was to think about a time that someone had said something mean to them (they could share out loud or just think it in their head). As they did this they were to crumple the heart.

At the end of the circle the heart was in pretty bad shape and we talked about how mean words and actions leave crumples or scars on the hearts of the people we hurt.

We talked about how Jesus wants us to love other people and to treat them with kindness and respect
We are using these two verses to talk about bucket filling;

Phillipians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Ephesians 4:31-32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

At the end of the day we had science and as an introductory lesson we had a clothes scramble. The kids were grouped into four groups and given a piece of paper with a season on it. They all had to wade into the clothes pile and put on clothes that they felt they would wear in their given season. It was hilarious to watch! The kids loved it and asked for round two on Monday.

I want to thank all of the parents who made it out to Parent Teacher Fellowship – it was great to meet you. If you did not, feel free to drop in any time and say “Hi” I would love to chat with you.
God Bless!
Mrs. Hildebrand