The Science Essentials series for the week immediately prior to Christmas was on the subject of “new traditions” relating to the season. The first post, New Traditions, was about how some traditions that we keep up can be stressful, and it can be better to just drop them in favour of less stressful ones. That’s all very well, but it doesn’t make for a very interesting series of posts.
The question at the end of the post for that week was: “I wonder, what traditions do you hold on to that may be stressful? Do you think you would be able to replace those traditions with the stillness of the season?”
It got one (lengthy) response, which you can read there if you really want to.
The activities are combined, as often happens in these holiday weeks:
1) Reading of the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2.
3) Giving gifts to those who need much more than we do: Samaritan’s Purse, World Vision,Compassion, Gospel for Asia, Soles4Souls, Angel Tree, Feed the Hunger, international and local missionaries, and so many local opportunities.
4) Driving around to see the beautiful displays of Christmas lights! One of our all-time favorite places to visit when we can is the Bristol Motor Speedway – Speedway in Lights!
5) Ice skating
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Last, of course, come the Discussion Starters, which ask:
What is one thing we could do as a class to give back to our community throughout the school year?
Dinner Table Starters:
How could we show Christ’s love to those less fortunate than us throughout the year?
Has anybody else noticed the lack of a clear differentiation between ‘classroom’ and ‘dinner table’ starters these days?
Anyway, that’s it. This week is about ‘junk’, specifically Junk DNA, and as you would expect uses the recent That’s a Fact video on the subject. Stay tuned.