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February 17, 2021 | Kristen Jordan
Today’s blog is simply a glimpse into some of the things we’ve been working in the past couple of days:
Last Thursday, to celebrate “I Love Math Day!” Anthony and Maximus, Mustard Seed Middle Schoolers taught the Trees Children in a recorded lesson a shapes-matching math game. First, we played it together as a whole class. “I have a green triangle. Who has a red rectangle?” Then, it was one of many math activities available to children during an ALL MATH activity time. This game helps children with identifying and naming shapes and colors, visual discrimination, memory, and attention.
For more on all the mathematical activities we had fun with on “I Love Math Day”, please take a look at last Thursday’s Instagram posts!
After the long weekend, we had so many things to do! Very important among them, was beginning the season of Lent, today on Ash Wednesday. Our day began with the children making crosses out of ashes during worship while saying the prayer, “Jesus teach me how to follow you.”
The children also practiced “Drawing their prayers”, as we refer to it. After each worship story, the children will quietly think about and draw the worship story as a an artistic way of reflecting on the stories of Jesus’ life. Children think about what they have heard and what might be important to them about the story. Today, the first story they drew was the first story in Jesus’ life: His birth!
Children were also introduced to their lenten boxes. They were able to decorate them using the water color paints that they have been using in class. We discussed how they will be able to help take care of others by collecting money in their beautifully decorated coin boxes at home.
And last, we’ve had so much fun in the snow lately that here’s just a glance from one day!