guess what?

Can you guess what our story was last night?

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Clue:  He was really strong (like kill a lion with his bare hands strong) and he had really long hair!

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In the Garden on Sunday, Miss Casey announced to the children “You have five more minutes to play” to which Sofia responds “and then you’ll do your show?”

Our teachers are quite the performers, I guess!

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Sailing the “C’s” | Week 6003

“C” of the Week: Compassion

Lesson:  Be Kind!

Story: Ruth 1:1 – 4:22

Bible Verse: Be kind to one another.  Ephesians 4:32

Prayer:  Dear Jesus, help me show kindness at all times and treat others the way I would like to be treated.  Thank You so much for forgiving me when I make wrong choices.  Help me forgive others when they hurt or wrong me so I can be an example of You.  Amen

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Take-It-Home Activities:

Parents: The best way to teach your child to be kind is to model kindness to others.  The next time you are in public, look   for ways to show kindness to others; hold a door open for someone, offer to return someone’s grocery cart, purchase a little surprise for a friend and deliver it, allow someone to go ahead of you in the grocery line…

Birth – Age 2: Young children need to experience kindness before they will know how to share kindness.  As you                   play with your child, use phrases such as “May I have a turn?” and “Would you like a turn?”  Also, practice your “please” and “thank you!”

Age 3 – Kindergarten: Take some time this week to make cookies with your child.  Then allow your child to choose who they would like to give them to (neighbor, friend, teacher, etc.).

We made bird feeders in class today and would love to see pictures of your kids hanging them at your home.  You can share your pictures on our Bright Beginnings facebook page!

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Sailing the “C’s” | Week 5

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“C” of the Week: Courage

Lesson:  Be Strong!

Story: Abigail (1 Samuel 25:1-42)

Bible Verse: “Do not be afraid.”  Joshua 1:9

Prayer: Dear Jesus, I am so glad that I am never alone.  You are always     with me and watching over me.  Please help me have the courage to trust You each day.  Help me to not be afraid because You care about what happens to me.  I love You.  Amen

Take-It-Home Activities:

Parents: Is there something that you’ve been needing to do that     will take courage?  Ask God to give you courage, then commit to doing it this week!

Birth – Age 2: Be a cheerleader for your child as they take on new challenges (feeding themselves, walking, going down the slide, sitting in the “big kid” swing, climbing up the stairs, helping around the house, etc.).  Encouragement goes a long way to instill courage.

Age 3 – Kindergarten: Help your child memorize this week’s Bible verse (the short version or the whole thing!).  Remind them that God is always with them and that they can say this verse anytime they are afraid or nervous (in bed at night, getting dropped off at daycare or pre-school, coming to Bright Beginnings).  When they show anxiety, take a moment  to pray at that moment, modeling that they can talk to God any time.