Friday, March 23, 2012

Bible stories in the eyes of a 5 year old...

In Kindergarten, both the students and I LOVE Bible time. I show big colourful illustrated cards and tell them the story. They sit back and listen and you could literally hear a pin drop each time I read it as they are so intent on listening to every detail. They look forward to this time every week...and so do I :)
...but of course, with everything that happens in my classroom, I never leave without a good laugh. One of these times was back in November or so when we were going through some of the Old Testament stories. This one in particular was about Jacob and when he wrestled with God. The Kindergarteners took in every word as they always do. They really were amazed by the story. When I asked about the story the following week to see if they could recall what it was about, one student put up his hand and said
"God jumped out of a bush and tackled Jacob".
I guess that's one way to tell the story!
Today left me laughing as well as I was telling the children the story of Jesus calling the disciples. The story was when Jesus told Peter to put the nets in the water and Peter did and they caught loads of fish. With each story the students go back to the tables and do the corresponding page to reinforce the lesson. Today the page had a picture of Jesus on the boat and the directions were to draw a bunch of fish in the net. As I walked around the room to see everyone's drawings and give more direction, one child showed me his picture.
This is how the conversation went:
me: Wow, (child's name), what an amazing net of fish you drew!
child: Thanks, I drew sharks!
me: oh my, don't let the shark eat Jesus.
child: oh, they won't, Jesus will "force" them.

Obviously this child watches a lot of Star Wars and believes Jesus is a Jedi! LOL

I love my job, I love my students. So glad my days are full of laughter. I pray yours are too.

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