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      I woke up early on a Saturday morning, which is a very big surprise. I'm actually not very tired for waking up early, where I usually am. So, I started to think about my day. What will I be doing? Teaching, doing homework, talking to people, and eating. What could  be thankful for? Teaching? okay how can I be thankful for teaching, I mean it's a lot of work? 

    In every small and big thing you do in life there is something to be thankful for. Yes, teaching does require work, and preparation for a good class, and it does take my own time to work things out. But it's all worth it to me, because I am teaching little kids about the greatness and beauty of OUR God.  I often imagine it as this: I am there to teach. Now what will they get out of it? Well I don't know because i'm not the child. I have only planted the seeds in them to grow in the greatness of God.

     I have been fortunate enough to be able to teach the grade two class for two years ( this being my second) the preparation of First Penance and First Eucharist. I always love seeing the faces of learning and surprises when we teach them something new, and they realize that it is Jesus in the bread and that it's not bread anymore.  I love watching to see them work, and ask very good questions, ( I must say their are some really good questions) It makes me feel, that they are actually learning something. However, this class doesn't start until January.
This is the only photo I could find for Grade Two 

   This is my First official year, teaching grade two every Saturday at Catechism. After teaching kindergarten, for 4 years, I was "promoted" to grade two.  I really have to say, kindergarten was the hardest to teach. You couldn't explain anything into detail:  They would get confused. You had to have lots of crafts: Or they wouldn't pay attention. You couldn't read a long story to them;  they would loose attention, (even if you told them to put there "thinking caps" on) 

But I am thankful for a GREAT Grade two class to teach. They are a GREAT group of kids. Even if it is just 4 or 5, it gives me the chance to get to know them even more. It's a GREAT JOY to teach kids, and yes at times it is work, but at the end it is worth it. 

" I tell you the truth, unless you you change and become like a little children, 
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child,
 is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." 

Matthew 18: 3-4 


  1. What a great blog you have here, Mike! I'm so glad I found it! Yes, it can be a challenge to teach young children, but it would seem that God has gifted you with a great love & ability for teaching His little ones. May God bless and inspire you as you continue your work for Him. ~Suzanne :)


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