Yesterday, I introduced the Word of the Week to my First Grade students. I want to focus on Character Traits because I have noticed their little minds have already begun being tested by this world and all the technology and things out there to bring children down. My goal is not only to teach them reading, writing, and arithmetic but to give them a taste of the world through history, understand how things work through science, find their inner imagination through books and to treat other people in this world with respect and dignity that each of us deserve.
Their first word for the year is:
A lot of them did not know what this word means … one child even said, “It’s a movie”.
Why Yes it may be a movie and I love the bravery that is shown in that Disney Flick but the bravery I am talking about is a little different than a movie.
It is the bravery that fills our souls with courage for another day.
Its the bravery to be yourself regardless who likes it or not.
Because I am trying to show them that people are different all over the world and there will be people who are afraid of different and that means sometimes they may be insecure and try to bully you down to become just like them.
Stand tall and be who you are!
God didn’t put us on this world to be imitating soldiers of one another. He put us here to let our gifts shine and soar all towards him not for the glory of each other.
In order to have courage, I feel its vital to have peace within our hearts, minds and souls.
Here are some awesome Scripture verses to bring you peace if there is something you are battling …
So I hope today as you read these verses it brings you a calming peace that it brought to me…
I look forward to seeing my students this year blossom into their own little people, unique
with their differences.
Have a Blessed Day,