We’ve been reflecting on the last few weeks of school and we keep coming back to the same thought: There’s just such a sweet spirit here! So much so that this old hymn keeps coming to my mind. For those of you not familiar with it, here are some of the lyrics and a link to listen to one version of it.
It’s truly a gift when you feel peace in every classroom with all the students and teachers. There is something very special about a sweet spirit and something to cherish.
In a world full of turmoil, we have found a safe haven: a place where we value one another, where we are thankful for our many blessings, and where we put our trust in the creator.
2020 may be a tough year, but we are in it together. There’s something about going through adversity together that changes your perspective and strengthens those bonds.
Our love of community and of learning has sustained us. From learning a new math concept, to using new building manipulatives in the outdoor space, to doing our elections simulation we are enjoying learning together.
Developing contentment in our children is a wonderful thing. When we can help them to appreciate the little things even when life brings disappointments we are nurturing one of the greatest tools for success.
We hope these ideas inspire you.
Parenting Tools to Try:
At bed time add to your evening routine to say one thing you are thankful for that day. Try to list a new thing everyday.
On the fridge, put a paper entitled – “We are a Thankful Family:” Write down all the things our thankful for the month. Have little ones draw pictures of what they are thankful for and you can scribe their words.
Sing songs of thanks and praise in the car on the way to school. Remind each other that each day is a gift to unwrap!