Week 1 - "Love God with Everything"

Pics left to right: Digestive system learned through artistic design, Hand's on produce prep for the Farmer's Marker, & Learning cooperation through board games.

Our theme this week is "Love God with Everything" derived from the 1st commandment in Exodus 20. What a challenge at any age right? For young people though, potential is inherent to their being. Everyday, every morning, every moment, holds in it the possibility for change. With that being said, 1st week of school is always rough, lol. 

The shininess of the first few days of school wears off, and as a teacher, you get to see their true colors. Personality clashes emerge, gaps in learning are found, tears find their way through the uncomfortable newness. All the while a teacher, I have to constantly remind myself, of how young and unshaped these young people are. 

Today in beginnings, we talked about Jesus' lesson to the Lawyer in Luke 10, "

 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

Students offered all kinds of suggestions about how to love God more this week. Most of them had to do with loving their siblings more, serving family through chores, and of course learning what God is like through his word.