Parent Connection – fpKIDS

Preschool (2yrs to PreK)
Parents! You’re going to love our focus for this month…

God wants me to do the right thing!

This week we’re focusing on the story of Joseph and how he did the right thing even when his brothers didn’t.
Create a Rhythm this week by practicing the memory verse with your preschooler.  Here are some simple hand motions that help them commit this important word to memory.

“It says, “Learn (point to your temple) to do (pound one fist over the other) what is right (two thumbs up),’”Isaiah 1:17 (opening hands like a book). 

Elementary (K-3rd)

Responsibility is showing you can be trusted with what’s expected of you.

Responsibility is one of those character traits we work so hard in these early years to teach.  As parents, we understand that if a child can develop a strong sense of responsibility now then they can handle more as adults.
This week we dig into Matthew 25:14-30 and explore the Parable of the Talents.  We learn from this powerful story that God has expectations of how we will care for what belongs to Him.  He wants us to prove we can be responsible with a small amount so that He can bless us with more.  It’s what we call stewardship.
This week, Widen the Circle by inviting other adults that you view as highly responsible to share stories with your kids about the things they do to demonstrate responsibility.

Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)

This week we continue our conversation about bullies.  Do you remember 4th and 5th grade when you were a kid?  Bullies are a reality our kids experience even today.  The trick is teaching them how to navigate it.
This week we’ll focus on forgiveness.  How and when Jesus forgave the bullies in His life.  And how & when we can forgive the bullies in our life.  When it comes to bullies, they may think they have the power, but if we are willing to forgive them then we are the one’s trusting in the same kind of amazing power that Jesus showed us.  It’s the power of forgiveness.
Make It Personal this week by sharing with your student about a time you were bullied and how you worked to forgive.