Friday, April 22, 2011

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." [Proverbs 22:6]

If you have asked me at any point over the last couple of months, "How's school going for Jane?", you know that we could not be happier.  Her teachers, Ms. Annie and Ms. Beckah, have been outstanding.  They are the ying and the yang of any effective pairing with one handling the structure and routine that every 4 year old needs while the other contributes the flexibility that allows the day to keep moving, even with the unexpected.  All while providing loving discipline and the enforcement of manners that you pray will last a lifetime.

Aside from this are the Biblical truths they pour into Jane everyday.  They learn a Bible verse every month and to hear our 4 year old reciting scripture is a blessing to my heart. Some of the other truths are more subtle but their classroom functions with each child knowing the "rules" which include things like manners, exhibiting self control and in general, practicing how to treat others they way they want to be treated.  Ms. Annie and Ms. Beckah do a beautiful job and it's clear that God had this room with these kids and these teachers specifically in mind for our growing, absorbing, challenging, smart, spirited little girl.

Below is a video that was made at school of Jane reciting her latest Bible verse, Matthew 28:1-6.  In case you don't get it all, the verse says this:

"After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look for the tomb.  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.  The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; He has risen!"

Jane's does her own substitutions here and there but the best is ".....three I know that you are looking for Jesus...."  For/three, it's all numbers anyway, right? God love!

This happens to my heart every time I hear her!

Happy Easter, everyone and thanks for the week of parental indulgences.

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