Young 5’s Weekly News

November 21, 2016


            Happy Thanksgiving.  This week we will be doing some fun Thanksgiving activities.  We have been learning about the Thanksgiving story and the students will all have a project to take home their last day this week.  The project has 2 Pilgrims, 2 Native Americans, 1 turkey, and the Mayflower ship.  Ask your students to tell you about the first Thanksgiving. 

            Our trip to Cedar Woods is coming up.  We will be collecting chap sticks for the residents.  I will also have a sign-up sheet for cookies, red tissue paper, and white ribbon, as well as a volunteer to wrap the chap sticks prior to our trip.  The class will be making candy cane ornaments that we will attach to a sheet of paper explaining the candy canes relation to Christ.  Our main goal is to share the love of Christ with all the residents.   We will sing 3 songs when we are there and after we will enjoy cookies and juice with the residents.  The ornaments and chap sticks will be passed out to them after.  I’d like to collect at least 2 chap sticks per resident.  I will get the exact total of residents this week but last year I believe there was between 125-150.                                                                                                                               


Jesus Time

          We will learn about the 10 Commandments this week.  You may have heard the kids telling you about the grumbling Israelites.  This week we will learn about God giving them rules to follow. 

Upcoming Events:

o   Thursday & Friday- Open Arms closed for Thanksgiving

o   November 30- Advent Service, dinner at 5:30, service at 7:00

o   Thursday, December 8- Cedar Woods field trip- please return your permission slips.  At this point we still need more drivers. 

Recurring Events:

Wednesdays                                                 Sunday’s

chapel @ 9AM & Scooter Club 3:25-5:15                           Worship Service at 10AM

  NO SCOOTER CLUB 11/23 & 11/30

Tips for home:

o   Kids help set the table for Thanksgiving.

o   Talk about your favorite family Thanksgiving traditions. 

o   Play a game of football on Thanksgiving.

o   Parents read with your child 15 (or more) minutes per day. – enjoy some Thanksgiving books from your local library.