Monday, October 5, 2015

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us" 
(Titus 2:7,8).

Today is World Teacher's Day.

The other day, I had the privilege of being an E.A. in my daughter's kindergarten class.  It was so fun and such a joy to watch the children learn, explore and interact with each other.  When I came home, to say that I was tired would be an understatement!

I am so thankful to God for the Godly, compassionate, patient, fun-loving teachers that our children are blessed to have.  Although, we are not all called to be teachers, we all interact with others, perhaps with children or not, but regardless, as it says in Titus 2:7,8 we are called to "set an example by doing what is good".  We, and children in particular, are so easily influenced by what is said and even more so, by what others are doing.  Let our actions show "integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech" so that we are glorifying God in EVERYTHING!

I am so thankful for the best teacher, who lived a perfect example for us to follow, Jesus Christ.

Continuing to give thanks...
-Jesus, the perfect teacher and perfect example
-our children's God-fearing teachers
-all the teachers around the world who give their time, energy, and love to others
-a fun (exhausting) day of being an E.A.

-outdoor education and looking for letters of the alphabet (the letter "Y" in the tree) in God's creation and the beautiful outdoors
-Nicole's help with the outdoor education

-the alphabet parade and how they so proudly paraded through the other classes

-how she loves to climb
-the opportunity chaperoning a fun, outdoor class trip to the pumpkin patch

-pumpkins in all different shapes and sizes (just like us)!

-friends enjoying the pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect class pumpkin

-making apple sauce with the SK class

-yummy, fresh Ontario apples
-bountiful fruit
-their willingness to help mash the apple sauce

-Sunday afternoon hikes
-finding walking sticks (or weapons)!

1 comment:

Heather said...

I sometimes wonder where we got the energy to teach years ago... oh yeah, we were much younger! LOL! Your last pic makes me want to hike right this minute!