Friday, January 30, 2009
the valentine tree & books
Jen asked me if having the books around the kitchen help the kids get into reading and do we do that all the time?
So, Jen, we usually have books around the kitchen. It helps the kids see what there is to read- especially after we get a stack at the library. I have just always loved seeing books propped up this way. I saw it first in my school library when I was small, then when I taught kindergarten, books were my favorite form of classroom decor. If it was February, there were pink and red and Valentine books all over, etc. So now this is my classroom and the kids and I love having the books as a part of our day. I would say that having the books displayed like this, and then changing the display frequently really does get the kids excited about the books.
Kimberly asked about the paper that I have on the side of the fridge- that is wrapping paper from World Market that is taped up.
And Monica had asked if Dave is a Scrabble fan because of the scrabble tiles on his Birthday canvas. Yes, he loves Scrabble and is teaching the boys, which is good, because they like it more than I do. My idea of a good game is Taboo or Catch Phrase or Mad Gab. But, opposites attract and we suffer through the other's games just in the name of love :)
See those verses there clipped to the tree? I have really been thinking about that lately - true love. A love for others that cares more about them than yourself. Love is the greatest gift. With God's help I want to give that love to my family and friends (and apparently enemies too...!). It is so easy to forget! It is so easy to love yourself instead, isn't it?!?! When we keep our focus on God, we will be so overwhelmed with His love for us, that we will want to give that love to others. I will quit preaching, sorry, it is just stuff that I need to be reminded about.
What do you think about I Cor. 13? What has helped you to show this kind of love? Does anyone else have trouble showing this kind of love 24/7, or is it just me!??!
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