Elementary Teacher’s Blog

Ways Parents Can Support Teachers

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

One of the greatest gifts I have been given is the input of other adults into my children’s lives. Many adults give a little to them (extended family members, pastors, professionals, family frie... Read More

Kingdom Responsibilities

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

The first year I taught school, I moved from Kansas to Spanish Lookout, Belize. I taught thirteen students in grades 1-3 at the Spanish Refugee school run by the Kleine Gemeinde Mennonites.  All ... Read More

Your Best, All Things Considered

Contributor: Lucinda J Miller | File type : Blog Post

As a first grader who wanted to do things just right, I took seriously my teacher’s instructions to write neatly. I took her instructions so seriously that I continually erased and rewrote every... Read More

Three Connecting Toys

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

Children love building, from their first wobbly stack of blocks all the way up to 3D puzzles and erector sets. Building is intensely satisfying. Connecting small pieces into a cohesive whole grows... Read More

Consistency

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Being consistent makes me tired!  And I am tired of trying to be consistent!  I know consistency is important, but it would be easier to just let some things go.  I also know I will be glad lat... Read More

Be Still

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Recently, I became aware of how deeply I fear not having enough time to do all that needs to be done at school along with fulfilling responsibilities at home. This fear creates tension in my soul, wea... Read More

If God Laughs, Why Should You?

Contributor: Lucinda J Miller

A question I asked for a long time is, “Does God laugh?”He sings.1He loves.He feels anger.He feels compassion.He mourns.Does He laugh? I’m not talking about derisive ... Read More

I Was Six Years Old

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

I was six years old, with pigtail braids down my back, when I began my first day of school.Our school was tiny: one teacher, one room in the basement of a little country church house... Read More

Happy New Year!

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“Thank you for entrusting your children to me this year.  It is a responsibility I take very seriously.  Please pray for us that we may have a good year and that we will glorify God in our cla... Read More

ChildLine

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

In the past few years, a spotlight has turned on child abuse, particularly child abuse in the places where children ought to be especially safe: the home, the school, and the Christian church.... Read More