Friday Newsletter 7 September, 2018
Friday Newsletter 7 September, 2018
7 September 2018
Good morning Moms and Dads and a happy…
to you all!
(Beautiful green Spring Day shirts donated by one of our Moms – Thank you!)
Firstly, a warm and cheery welcome to the new children and their families that have just joined us. We look forward to a wonderful journey together!
As this beautiful season is now upon us, I would like to share an article that I came across relating to Spring and how we as parents can share an important message with our children regarding the season.
Spring is the season when flowers start to bloom. Flowers can make anybody smile… and God knows that. He designed them as reminders of how beautiful and good He is.
Here are some important Biblical messages that we as Parents can teach their children using flowers during this season…
Use buds and their blooms to teach about God’s timing.
How long does it take a rose bud to bloom? Usually weeks. If you have roses in your garden, you may already have buds on them. Take them inside and place them in water to speed up the blooming process. By showing your children buds and blooms, this provides a great lesson on patience. All children are like buds. Often, they want to grow up very fast and be more like grownups. But it takes a long time to “bloom”. God wants us to be patient in our spiritual maturity. We may have more trials in life exercising and learning to wait than with the learning of any other virtue. (Read James 5:7 and 8)
The fragrance of blooms teaches the value of intimacy with God.
Blooms often look beautiful. But it’s only when we get up close that we notice how great they smell. We almost have to stick our noses right into a flower to get that overwhelming good scent. In that sense, flowers are a little like God. Many people know that God is loving and God is good. But to experience all the blessings He has to offer, we have to get up right close to Him! We can’t stand far off from God and still experience intimacy with Him. (Read Jeremiah 33:3)
Bees and butterflies can teach the importance of spreading the Gospel.
Bees and butterflies are responsible for carrying the pollen of a flower from one part of the garden to another. That way, beautiful flowers are created in spots where they were not planted. Some bees can seem scary because they sting, some butterflies are scary because they appear to have frightening faces on their wings! Bees and butterflies are a little like us people. Just like they are responsible to spread the pretty blooms of gardens, we are responsible to spread the good news that Jesus gave us. Every time we witness about Jesus, we are spreading His love somewhere new. We may not have “planted” the Gospel, Jesus and His disciples did that. But we can spread His love around and create great spiritual blooms in places where there were only bulb-like people before. (Read Luke 10:2)
What a wonderful and beautiful idea for us to share!
While still on the theme of Spring, the classrooms and windows are looking just beautiful with all of the children’s spring activities for this week. Just a few pics…
We also wanted to share with Parents the winner of our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party cake that was so generously sponsored by one of our amazing Moms at school. And what a fantastic cake it was. So many little details to see. It was thought to give the cake as a prize to the best dressed child, but due to the fact that ALL of the children looked just fantastic, a choice was simply impossible. And so, the children’s names were all put into a hat, and the winner’s name was drawn out by Chantal’s son, Brady, who also joined in on the fun here at school on Friday!
And the winner was… Boikanyo! And oh how handsome he looked!
And just one last glimpse at our Tea Party…
- We would like to ask Parents if anybody has any silkworms that they would like to send in for us to keep at school. The children always love them. And anybody with contacts for tadpoles! We had some at school a few years ago and the children watched them grow, after which Benita set them free into the dam. Was just great, how exciting to watch!
- Also, as the days are warmer now, please could Parents remember to include a cooler, CLEARLY MARKED change of clothes for later on in the mornings. Thanks Parents!
- Our new MATHS extra mural started this week Tuesday, during the school morning and was fantastic. For any Parents who may still be interested in their little one joining in, please feel free to chat to either your class Teacher or Anne.
Our Animal theme will continue next week as we introduce “Water Animals”
Our Bible theme for next week is: Escape from Egypt
That’s it for this week Moms and Dads. But before we go…
A little thought for the day
You can’t skip chapters, that’s not how life works. You have to read every line, meet every character. You won’t enjoy all of it. Some chapters may make you cry for weeks. You will read things you don’t want to read, you will have moments when you don’t want the pages to end. But you have to keep going. Stories keep the world revolving. Live yours, don’t miss out.
Blessings to all for a wonderful weekend ahead
Love Anne, Chantal, and the Team at Baby Blessings