Posted on Feb 10, 2013
Just wanted to post about something we discussed in the 5th grade class today. Today's lesson is Ch. 14: Jesus Heals the Sick. As providence would have it, this chapter speaks of mercy (or kindness, as we commonly use) and "Random Acts of Kindness"; and, wouldn't you know it, this coming week is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week! It ties in wonderfully with the lesson but perhaps it may be something from which we can all benefit. Here are some ideas for this week:
The kids were really intrigued by this (especially when I told them I'd been on the receiving end of Tuesday's and how awesome it felt!) and I thought it was a great thing to do leading up to the Lenten Heifer project. I frequently remind the kids: "You are important; what you do, matters!" and this is a perfect way to empower them to do what Jesus would want us to do.
Here is the RAK web page for more ideas. http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/rak-week
I hope this helps brighten your week (and others!),