We always seem to be on the go as a family. I have a teenager who is very busy with school and after school activities. I teach so I am very busy as well. My husband works nights so we have a hard time finding time as a family to do anything. I did not want our busy schedules to come in between our Bible studies. The one thing all of our family members have is our phones. I was offered the opportunity to review the app Awakening to God . I was excited to have the opportunity to try this app.
About the app:
A devotional journal to help you enjoy your walk with God, with thanksgiving from your heart, everyday touches and prayers. Inspiration for 8 minutes with God at the start of your day, learning to hear His voice, memorize scripture, pray and journal. Lots of great ideas to build your faith, share scripture, encourage others and strengthen family devotions.
Purpose of the app:
to inspire and encourage thousands of people in their walk with Christ (hopefully, leading to another ‘Awakening’ – see 2 Chron 7:14)
My Opinion on the app:
I love the app. It is something that only takes 8 minutes a day to grow closer to God. I like that it is on my phone and I always have my phone with me. No matter what I have to do that day I know I can still get my daily devotional in. I like the journal aspect of it, so I can write my feeling down and what I think God is telling me that day and I can always look back on the past days to see what was going on that day.
Download the app:
Watch a video of how the app works
I grew up watching the Smurfs every Saturday morning. I looked forward to it every weekend. That was back when cartoons were shown on Saturday morning, before the cable stations that show cartoons all the time now. I loved that it showed kindness to everyone. Even when Gargamel is giving them trouble trying to catch them, they show him kindness if he is trouble. I loved watching the relationship they had. I also loved introducing them to my daughter.
We will be going together to see them at the movie theater on April, 7th. Watch below to see the movie trailer now. It looks like it is going to be a great movie.
About the movie:
I look forward to seeing the Movie and hope you enjoy it as well. Maybe I will see some of you at the movies on April 7th.
Grammy nominated Kari Jobe is the premiere female worship leader in Christian music. Coming off her last album, majestic which featured the worship anthem “Forever” and radio hit ” I Am Not Alone” Kari Jobe has returned to the studio to record her new album, The Garden full of new worship anthems for the church and for personal reflection and prayer. She found the inspiration for this new music from lifes joy of having a new son and the life hardships, her sisters loss of her daughter. Though it all Kari relied on her love of God and the foundation she had built with the Lord to get her though it all.
We loved her new album in our house. The words are meaningful and they will move you in different ways depending on what you are going though in life right now. My teenage daughter loved the song The Garden. The first time she heard it she just sit with her eyes closed listening to the words of the song. It was such a blessing watching her get joy out of the music.
We received the album in exchange for my honest opinion. I love this album and excited that she is coming to Nashville in concert. To see if she is coming to a town near you please follow this link.
Valentines Day is just around the corner and it is a fun time in the classroom. We get to do lots of fun activities and enjoy the holiday. We get to talk about people we love and why also we get to make them items that they can keep and love for ever. I found this cute idea on Pinterest but the link to the actual activity is disabled. I love the idea and wanted to share it with you all.
What you will need?
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- Red Paint
- Pink Paint
- Brown Paint
What you will do
- Paint the childs arm with the brown paint and center on the canvas
- Once the paint is dried use the pink and red paint to make the hearts on the tree. Use red paint to make a thumbprint and then make another thumb print in order to make a heart shape.
Final product will look like this:
What parent would not love a handprint heart tree for a Valentines day present.
February 2 is going to be a fun day in Preschool classrooms. It is grounds hog day. Here are my top 5 Grounds hog day activities to do with my students
- One of the big things with this holiday “Will the Groundhog see is shadow? ” What better way to start the unit to ask the students if they think the groundhog will see his shadow. After you ask the question graph the results. Then you can count and use more or less
2. Ground hog paper plate The kids will love to paint this plate to make it look like groundhog. The supplies are easy and most likely have in your craft supplies.
3. Putting Your Toes into it. What parent does not love hand and foot prints. 4. Groundhog day Printable. This is 6 page printable that includes class surveys, word hunt and more.
5. Pudding Cups What a great way to end the unit, with chocolate pudding cups and Pepperidge farm cookies.
Charlie the Beaver wants to be a tramp when he grows up. “Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams. Tramps just tramp around and have a good time…
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I love this idea on the first day of school to ask the kids what they want in a Teacher. I know I what I think they need but it is always nice to see what the kids want in a Teacher. I really lov…
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Our Letter of the week this week is “W”, so we made a Watermelon.
Print the letter W off on Red and Green construction paper
Then layer the W’s with the red W on top of the Green W with some of the green showing to be the rine of the watermelon.
Then allow the students to paint the “seeds” on the watermelon using their fingers.
Once the seeds are painted on the finial project looks like this;
The kids loved painting and it was a very simple project to complete. I have younger children so I always do fingerpainting projects one on one. This gives me a chance to talk about the letter. What is looks like, things that start with the letter and the sound that it makes.
Parents love anything that has their child’s fingerprints, so this was also a hit with the parents as well. I hope you enjoy this activity with your students.
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