Sunday, January 9, 2011
Taking attendance in a classroom filled with three year olds can be challenging. How do you keep their attention long enough to get an accurate count?
I love how Heidi asks each child to repeat a phrase when their name is called. They must have their listening ears on so they will be able to answer when their name is called. Saying “Happy Monday” or “Wacky Wednesday” or “Fun Friday” is a great way to teach them the days of the week.
Rachel and Raghav excitedly answer correctly each day. But Christopher is easily distracted. When his name is called he often makes up a day or …he simply smiles.
The other children are invited to help Christopher out. They yell out “Happy Monday” all together to remind him.
So, what day is today?
It’s Happy SONday!
In case you've forgotten, it's a special day. God loved you so much He gave His Son Jesus to die for your sins. And all you have to do is receive the gift of life given through His love.
Today you may encounter people who don’t realize it is ‘Happy SONday’.
May I make a few suggestions?
• Greet someone with a smile and say ‘happy SONday’
• Take time to really listen with your heart to someone today
• Shake the hand of someone new in your church
• Call someone who may be lonely
• Send a card to a hurting friend
I invite you to add to this list.
So, are you paying attention? What day is it?
It's Happy SONday!
May you spread the love of Christ today. Did you know you can even share it without words?
Does the world see something different in you?
Happy SONday to you!
Blessings and love,