Jonathan Sharing about someone in his life who is a Saint. He read this at our school Liturgy for All Saints on Friday the 1st November 2013
A person who is like a saint in my life is my Grandma, she inspires me to become a saint because she is kind and caring and reads the Bible. She is very Holy and has written her own Bible stories. She is Kind like a saint, follows God always and most of all is a loving and caring person.
This Week Arohanui Syndicate are looking at Saints of Today
This Friday we celebrated All Saints at school with a Liturgy in the Church. Two of our students, Divinya and Daniel read out their fantastic stories about why they thought someone in their family was like a SAINT!
Everyone in our syndicate wrote a story. Look! Here are some interesting ones to read …..
CHARLES – I think my brother is a Saint because when I fall down he puts a bandaid on my knee.
MAKAIO – I think my dad is a Saint because he wakes me up and makes my bed.
SEPA – I think my sister is a Saint because she does stuff for me.
JUNIOR – I think my dad is a Saint because he helps me and my mum.
JETT – I think my poppa is a Saint because of the things he does for me.
KAIAU – My dadis a Saint because he taught me how to draw. He taught me how to draw muscle men and to draw wings. I think my dad is a Saint because he helps me do things.
JOHN – I think mu nana is a Saint because she looked after me when I was a baby.
LOIS – My mother is a Saint because she looks after me and my family. When I am sad she makes me feel better again. We love her very, very much.
BILLY – My dad is a Saint because my dad is a loving dad and he is kind and he takes care of me all the time. He is amazing!
CHANEL – My aunty is a Saint because she loves me and my whole family. Whenever we go to her place she always kisses us and makes us feel loved.
CORDELL – My nan is a Saint because she is kind and she is helpful. She looks after my family and my mum when she is sick. Take care of yourself Nanny. I love you.
JOSHUA – I think my dad is a Saint because he listens to my special stories that I write about Jesus. He always says, ‘Well done!’ when I finish my story and gives me a hug – always.
TERESA – I think my mum is a Saint because she gives food to the people that are sick. My mum is the best mum ever.
(more to come from Room 3)
XAVIER – I think my dad is a Saint because he is kind and loving. He does my washing so all my clothes are clean.
DANIEL – I think my dad is a Saint because he fixes my bike and my tree house. I love my dad. My dad is a superman because my dad fixes things. He helps me fix my own bike so I know how to next time.
CRIMSYN – I think my mum is a Saint because she is a helpful person.
HELENA – I think my dad is a Saint because he is caring. He gets lots of lollies for me and my brother too. He also helps me to ride my bike. I love my dad.
What is a Saint?
Chat about it as a family and see if you agree with our stories when you read them!
What do you know about these saints?
Saint Mary Saint Joseph
VALUE: Respect CONTEXT: Sun Smart
We are learning to describe and demonstrate simple health care and safety procedures. During this unit of work:
- We will share our ideas on how people protect themselves from the sun
- We will say the “Slip, Slop, Slap poem”
- We should design and make an effective sun hat (with Mrs Massey during technology classes)
Friends and family please practise saying these rhymes with us and talk to us about how we are Sunsmart in our family/whanau. What do we take to the beach, pool, park or sports to keep us safe in the sun?
Play your best in the summer sun
You gotta play it cool from eleven to four
To be safe from heat you gotta slip into shade
A shirt, a lotion, a hat will be cool
Have a nap, have a kit kat but its better indoors
Use your common sense when it comes to play
Cover up, keep it cool, keep outta the heat
You gotta slip on a shirt
Slop on a lotion
Slap on a hat
Will keep the sun away.
Everyone, every where’s covered with skin
The stuff that keeps the rest of you in
Skin can be white, brown or black
Skin can be spotty, freckled or slack
Skin can be hairy or bald as a bean
When it gets dirty its easy to clean
Isn’t it lucky we are covered with skin?
The stuff that keeps the rest of us in!
Here is a lovely song we have learned. We sing it to the tune of ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat.’ Can you please sing it with me?
Bright sun, shining down
Shining on the ground
What a lovely face you have
Yellow, big and round!
Can our family/whanau talk together about how we say Sunsmart? At the beach, pool, park and the sports ground, do we slip, slop, slap and wrap? Please stay safe in the sun this summer.
This term we journey into circa 1850’s Colonial New Zealand, where we experience life when technology was not as we know it today.
Click on this link to gain more insight into our exciting learning journey…….