How do you motivate children?  Well, one of the ways can be the promise of a reward (especially something food-related that they like!). Tutoring students were presented with a Spring Reading Challenge several weeks ago and needed to read at least 150 pages each to be rewarded with an Ice Cream Sundae party.  Since students are…

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I am used to seeing this often as I walk through the neighborhood: But until a few days ago, I didn’t realize that the innocent-looking ice cream trucks sold these: Do you know what they are?  They’re called puff cigarettes, and when kids “smoke” them, they produce a little puff of “smoke” at the end. …

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What Are You Afraid Of?

If you asked a roomful of teens what they’re afraid of, how do you think they would respond? If you asked them to write down a prayer request about a hard or scary reality in their life, what would they write about? If they’re really honest, they might let you know that they’re scared of…

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Easter Program

Here are a few photos from the kids’ Easter program last week. I wish I had captured more images, but when there’s real-life action to tend to, photo snapping goes by the wayside! Tiffany’s kindergarten class creatively designed their E-A-S-T-E-R letters on poster board using various kinds of paper and stickers, and then had a…

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Team FUN 3.30.12

Team FUN met on Friday evening to learn about respect. Probably one of the more meaningful exercises for the teens involved completing statements such as these: “I show respect for my parents when I …..”or“I show disrespect for my teachers when I …..” Some photos of the group:

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