Monday, July 15, 2013

We can be Pioneers too!

Last week we talked about courage.We talked about those in the scriptures who showed courage.David fighting Goliath was among those stories.In a talk President Thomas S. Monson, First Counselor in the First Presidency, said: “David went to the brook and carefully selected five smooth stones with which he might meet his enemy. … Just as David went to the brook, well might we go to our source of supply—the Lord. What polished stones will you select to defeat [your] Goliath?” President Monson suggests choosing the stones of courage, effort, humility, prayer, and love of duty (see “Meeting Your Goliath,” Ensign, Jan. 1987, 2–5).

Here is our character wall I forgot to show before with our bee not afraid and believe in yourself.Last week we added the courage bear.I am still thinking on what visual I want for this weeks!

Over the next few months I want to talk about these stones.First was courage to stand up when times are hard.This week is effort.We show effort with hard work.It is more challenging these days to teach children hard work.We have so much in the ways of technology and convenience.Back in the 1800's they did not and they had to work hard.I think the pioneers are examples of these five stones and very good examples to follow.

D&C 98:3
“Therefore, he giveth this promise unto you, with an immutable covenant that they shall be fulfilled; and all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good, and to my name’s glory, saith the Lord.”

As pioneer day approaches I think of how many hardships they suffered all for the benefit of those to follow, including us.We started with a video Faith of our Fathers which led to our talk of What's a pioneer?

Writing prompt: Imagine you are a pioneer what hardships would face?

Nursery Rhyme:Over the river(modified slightly by yours truly:))
Over the river and through the woods,(move babies legs like a bicycle)
the pioneer's trek did go
The ox knows the road,
to carry its load,
Through the white and drifted snow, O!
Over the river and through the woods
Oh, how the wind does blow.
It stings the nose(touch babies nose)
And bites the toes(touch babies toes)
As over the ground we go.

For my Tot:
Letter:P for Pioneers
Number:6 We counted 6 wagon wheels
Shape: circle

8 years old:write in journal.Check uppercase and proper punctuation.We also did some math problems.

6 years and up:write in journal.Practice lowercase a,h and d.Use 100's chart to practice counting.

This week we are also researching and making a brochure for our vacation.Today we just talked about San Jose and the kids had to work together to design the front of it.

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