Think Outside the Box Thursday – 13th of February

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another Think Outside the Box Thursday!

Think Outside the Box Thursday

This morning the children entered the classroom with a spark and aurora about them as they began working on their morning provocations. This morning children had an image to complete, and multiple riddles to solve! Their creativity, collaboration, perseverance and imagination was evident as children navigated their way through solving their learning. Can you solve the riddles?

Boy Overboard

Our adventure continued in ‘Boy Overboard’ today as we explored Chapters 4 and 5. Following on from Chapter 3, we encountered a sticky situation where Bibi was in a dangerous situation. Jamal used multiple character strengths to navigate their way out of this predicament and was able to get them all too safety. The following questions were discussed in small groups.

Prayer

Today in prayer we explored a Gospel Reading from Luke 19:1-10. Children then viewed an animation of this Gospel.

Jesus and Zacchaeus

19 He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Upon reflecting on the Gospel reading, and viewing the video, children discussed what they observed, and how Jesus showed love.

Riya – Jesus showed love by helping the tax collector understand right from wrong

Jai – Jesus showed love by forgiving him

The essence of the Gospel reading, was to understand that Jesus loves everyone, even when it may seem hard, love is still shared with all.

As a learning community we started to create our own Valentines day cards. To show our loved ones how much we appreciate all they do for us, and the love we have for them.

 

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