Friday, August 31, 2012

Verses and Teaching

During the summer, we really didn't work on our bible verses.  Maybe its because I was pregnant, we moved and we were lazy.  I try to never be so lazy that I don't read my bible daily.  I really don't even want to teach my kids to take a break from scripture.  However, summer got a hold of us and now I am determined to get back on track. 

 To make things easier for me, I simply just made the next 4 weeks of bible verses and labeled them for each week of the month.  I am not going to be an over achiever with a new baby, so I am going to do the basics.  I usually get most of my materials from this BLOG.  I use this cd, Songs of Saplings.  They have a bible verse and song.  What better way to put God's word deep into your heart but with songs to scripture.  I am going to have a few things for the girls to do each morning with breakfast.  That's about the most I can pull off at this point.

 "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." - Psalms 119:11

Each morning we review the verse and do a little activity....ok well we did most mornings this week.

Now on to some teaching things for parents of children attending school:

Then, we are off to school for the day.  Scarlett goes every morning ( just in the am...whew) and Willow will start going to the 3 year old program at our church on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings.
For the first day of school, I made this "supply cake."  I plan to make one for Willow's teachers too.  Ryan was so embarrassed but I was hoping that their teachers would like it.  When I was teaching, I loved little gifts that parents would bring in.  It made it extra special, it showed me that the parents were involved and for that, it made me want to work that much harder.

If you would like to see a tutorial for this, you can go HERE.  However, I sorta did my own thing.  I used the super cute bucket from Target for the top and put some energy drinks and pencils in it.  I barely spent 10$ on this project.
On the 2nd day of school we made the teacher a little "Chocolate Express." 
Seriously, this was about 3$.....

The third day, we wanted to tell our teacher that she was a STAR.  I know I continue to embarrass my hubby.  We gave her a gift certificate from STARbucks and some STARburst.  Obviously this was 15$ plus the star burst packet.

On the 4th day, we gave her some homemade goodies Chocolate butterflies and some cupcakes.  Scarlett's first week was only for 4 days so we gave her these four little gifts.  I hope that if you have a child in school that somehow through this blog post you have found a way to show your teacher you care. 

"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carol Buchner


prechrswife said...

Love the teacher gifts! Such a sweet way to start the school year. One of my class parents (who happens to be a mutual friend of ours) gave me a "teacher survival kit" on the first day, which was full of chocolate and a few other goodies. I have it stashed in my desk drawer for whenever I need a chocolate fix. :-) Love the verse idea, too. Right now, my kids are getting their scripture memory in at school, but if they are ever back in public school, I need to remember your idea.

Unknown said...

I think you did great Jill - I made gifts for the kids teachers too, they had fun with it! :)


Heather said...

I LOVE it! I think you did a fabulous job and I would love to have you as a parent in my room! We could just talk the whole time though and never get anything done!!