Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I genuinely like the kids I have this year in CCD. I mean, I always like (most) of the kids I teach, but this group is fun. And funny. Even if I have to get on them about the noise level;-) One of the boys told me, "I just really don't have a voice volume control, you know." LOL! Even he isn't bad though. Today, when he would get louder and louder, I would just walk by and touch him on the shoulder, and he would quiet down immediately.

This group is more helpful than past years too. They ask to help (take roll, pass out books/paper). They also ask to read, which is so nice for a change. Past years, getting some of the kids to read out loud was like pulling teeth.

These kids were all in Ana's class last year. We talked about forgiveness today, and a couple of them brought her up. They asked me if God would forgive her for what she did. I said yes. They seemed content with that.

Since next week is Thanksgiving, and we won't have class on Tuesday, we did our Thanksgiving stuff today after the regular lesson. I had them write down at least 5 things they were thankful for. I told them I used to do it, and that it really makes you think. A few of them filled the page in their journal with things. I think they get it;-)

I bought some blank cards/envelopes at Big Lots, and had them make a thank you card to someone of their choosing. I want them to give them at Thanksgiving. They all asked for more than one card, because there was more than one person they wanted to thank:) They had fun decorating the cards too.


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you have a lot of fun teaching those kids, Shelly. You are an inspiration!

Pley said...

I love the thank-you card idea! May I borrow that?

Marlene said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes! I think it is great, that you are touching the lives of so many young people!

Robin said...

You are so sweet Shelly. I want to be like you when I grow up.