Consideration & Fairness

 Theme Artwork by Eliana Galford 

Theme Artwork by Eliana Galford 

Hi Parents, 

I pray that you are all doing well and enjoying the beginning of your break so far. I pray that your days are filled with rest and quality time with your families and friends. As students left the building on Thursday afternoon, I prayed that their character would remain strong this week ahead and that they would be a good example for the Lord by utilizing the character values that they have been learning from the word. To highlight some of the ways that they are learning these lessons, I wanted to share with you about Beginnings time this past week where students reviewed the themes of consideration and fairness. 

  • Consideration: "Consider other people rather than just thinking about yourself." Philippians 2:4 
  • Fairness: "God protects those who are fair to others." Proverbs 2:8 

In order for students to work through these concepts in their own life and attach them to a story, they worked in groups of three to create a short skit about one of these two values. Each group worked well together and created a skit that captured one of these themes. As a class, students shared what they learned from the skits of their peers. Here is a short synopsis and a picture of each skit: 

 Consideration: Daniel's character had a whole bag of candy and cookies and he brought it to his basketball game. When his team was done playing, he took out his candy and shared it with everyone. He didn't have enough candy for them all so he gave Eliana's character the biggest cookie and just kept a small piece of candy for himself. This group also acted out the negative version of this skit where Daniel's character took all the candy and grabbed the big cookie out of his friends hands and started munching on it. As a class, the students discussed the contrast of the behavior in the two mini skits. 

Consideration: Daniel's character had a whole bag of candy and cookies and he brought it to his basketball game. When his team was done playing, he took out his candy and shared it with everyone. He didn't have enough candy for them all so he gave Eliana's character the biggest cookie and just kept a small piece of candy for himself. This group also acted out the negative version of this skit where Daniel's character took all the candy and grabbed the big cookie out of his friends hands and started munching on it. As a class, the students discussed the contrast of the behavior in the two mini skits. 

 Fairness: This skit highlighted the fact that you don't have to have the same thing as others in order for life to be fair. Hudsyn's character was jealous of all the new and better things that Ruby and Reyah's characters had and it caused her to complain a lot. Even though some of the girls had things that appeared better on the surface, their attitudes and the help that they offered to Hudsyn when she was struggling with some school work was kind and surpassed and thoughts of unfairness. In the end, what really mattered was that they all had enough and no one was in need, in terms of supplies, friendship, and help. 

Fairness: This skit highlighted the fact that you don't have to have the same thing as others in order for life to be fair. Hudsyn's character was jealous of all the new and better things that Ruby and Reyah's characters had and it caused her to complain a lot. Even though some of the girls had things that appeared better on the surface, their attitudes and the help that they offered to Hudsyn when she was struggling with some school work was kind and surpassed and thoughts of unfairness. In the end, what really mattered was that they all had enough and no one was in need, in terms of supplies, friendship, and help. 

 Consideration: Xavier, Lincoln and Caden created a reenactment of the Good Samaritan story to help them to connect to the concept of considering the needs of another. Xavier's character was an elderly person who was out walking his pet chicken, played by Caden. Lincoln played a reckless driver who hit the elderly person and the chicken. Instead of stopping, the driver leaves the scene. Next, Lincoln turned into three different characters. The first walked by the two laughing. The second walked past and caused further farm. The third considered the injuries of the elderly person and helped him up into his truck to take him tot he hospital to receive care. Two weeks later, the man who considered the needs of the one who was injured was still giving of him time and resources to make sure that the man was restored to life. 

Consideration: Xavier, Lincoln and Caden created a reenactment of the Good Samaritan story to help them to connect to the concept of considering the needs of another. Xavier's character was an elderly person who was out walking his pet chicken, played by Caden. Lincoln played a reckless driver who hit the elderly person and the chicken. Instead of stopping, the driver leaves the scene. Next, Lincoln turned into three different characters. The first walked by the two laughing. The second walked past and caused further farm. The third considered the injuries of the elderly person and helped him up into his truck to take him tot he hospital to receive care. Two weeks later, the man who considered the needs of the one who was injured was still giving of him time and resources to make sure that the man was restored to life.