Saturday School


Five days of school is just not enough sometimes, or so it seems for many of the school_books_smlhabitants of the GLA Toddler House. Ten year old Judith took it upon herself this morning to call class together and give her peers a refresher course on all that she had learned over the week.

apple_and_slateboardGrabbing an old piece of 24”x48” plywood that has been used for everything from   skateboard ramp to makeshift club house roof, she set it up on a ledge and proceeded to use sidewalk chalk she had won for good marks on her spelling test to write out this week’s nouns.

She recruited her brother to form two rows of chairs in front of the board facing her. And then called “class” to order. Jonel would have nothing to do with it… an hour of a school a day is too much IMG_0554in his mind, let alone the five that he is required to participate in, and he was definitely not going to voluntarily attend school during prime play time. But willingly Montesquieu, Nepthalie, Edelyne, and several others rushed over to be included and find their spot.

Judith welcomed Nanny Edlyne and Sé Clarna as they pulled up chairs behind the last row, and then began first by calling upon  Minoucar to come to the front and pray. With arms crossed and eyes closed Minoucar led her fellow students in a prayer of thankfulness, at which time hoping not to disturb them Joyce silently found a seat and bowed her head in prayer. “Amen,” heads raised, “Mademoiselle” Judith’s gaze fell on Joyce, imagesCAQ4P659“Joyce, would you please get up and give Minoucar her seat back so we can begin our lesson,” came her warm but firm direction. No tardiness accepted, no matter how popular the late comer.

Judith did a wonderful job teaching the kids what her lessons had been and most impressively speaking positive words of encouragement to them often and praising them for their efforts. I am quite sure each child who participated in class this day walked away with their heads held high feeling the pride of a lesson in self-confidence. It is amazing how God uses them each to minister to each other in ways that none of us can.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Kelly D < :) wrote:
Thanks for sharing this Molly! Judith must be proud of everything she is learning at school. Do you think she will be a teacher when she is grown up? Kelly D < :)

Fri, November 26, 2010 @ 2:49 PM

2. Summer wrote:
That is so awesome! It is good to see Judith practising her lessons while teaching the little kids. Cute! :)

Fri, November 30, 2012 @ 7:34 PM

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