Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Saddle Up Partners! James 1:5

Last week was bible school at our church.  The theme this year was "Saddle Ridge Ranch," a western theme. Our church bible school is for children 4 years old and up, but since I signed up to teach a class, William got to attend bible school as an official "student" in the 3 year old room for volunteers' children.  

I have helped as a volunteer for the last 3 years which means William went to his first bible school when he was just a baby.  Even as a 1 year old, the teachers still enforce the lesson plan and did crafts with the kids (like footprints for Jesus, a hand print tree, stickers, etc.).  I remember being so impressed when I picked William up on Friday and was handed a huge tote bag of crafts he did in the 1 year old room.  I mean, it would be SO MUCH EASIER to just "watch" the babies.  But these teachers really do work hard to give the volunteer's children an official lesson.  That said, I was eager to volunteer in the 1 year old room this year so I could see just how the magic crafts evolve for 10 little babies.  I had a great time!

William was in the 3 year old classroom and absolutely love it!  I think it reminded him of preschool and he just loves being in a learning environment.  So, he was thrilled to wake up every morning and hit the Saddle Ridge Ranch with is friends from church.  He learned new songs, made TONS of really cute crafts and got the "best manners" award!  In fact, when Friday rolled around and it was over, William cried.  He was desperate to go back to bible school.  He even told me "Mom, I wish I could go to bible school next week!" in a pitiful voice about 10 times over the weekend.  


Rachel said...

he is the best boy! way to go cowboy...we are so proud of the "best manners" winner! yeeehaw!

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