Hey, everyone! I finally republished my first children’s book, You Are Wonderfully and Beautifully Made. My eBook is live and ready to purchase. My publisher and I are still working on the printed version which will available soon.
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At first glance of this remarkable book, I felt a little uneasy. I have a daughter that had a “poof” when she was growing up and she always complained about it. So I was a little unsure if I would be able to see it differently, but I did. After reading it to myself, I realized that I could make this work in my classroom.
I teach NC Pre-K and wanted to share this experience with my class. We celebrated Multicultural Children’s Book Day by reading this incredible book. The kids listened and laughed. They answered questions like: What do you think Poof will do on picture day? What will he become and what did you like about this book? They raised their hands to answer and ask questions, they discussed ideas with their friends and told me that what they really liked about this book was the pictures!
After reading and sharing this book, I sent them to the Art Center to create their own Poof! They were given the directions to draw a picture of themselves and add their Poof. It could be whatever they wanted it to be. Then, write their names on their paper, bring them to me and tell me what their Poof is. They created some really awesome pictures! There were Ninja Turtle Movie Poofs, A Ball of Poof, A Zebra Poof, A Poof getting bigger and bigger, A long hair Poof, A Bear Poof and A Smiling Poof. I had one little boy who never goes into The Art Center, create 4 different Poofs including a girlfriend for his Poof.
I saw smiles, excitement and wonder as I read this to my class. I know they are better today for hearing and seeing it. Thank you, Stephen Hodges, for a wonderful book!
NC Pre-K Teacher
Author of You Are Wonderfully and Beautifully Made
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In a recent lesson to children at church, we talked about the upcoming school year. I gave them a white/orange piece of paper and told them to choose three crayons. The crayons represent three different feeling they are having about the upcoming school year. The fun part was that they could only scribble on their paper and not draw a picture.
After they finished, I had each one tell what colors they used and why. Some said they were nervous, scared (new school), worried (new teacher), sad (losing friends). Some said they were happy, joyous, glad (new friends, nice teacher). The colors they choose fit their feelings and no one was nervous about sharing. I had more boys than girls. I was so proud of them.
After they shared their scribbles, I told them that God can take away whatever feeling they are having. In his word (bible), He gives us scriptures to help stop or celebrate whatever feeling we are having. He fills us with hope, love and strengthens our faith!
When we are feeling:
Sad – John 14:1-4
Worried – Matthew 6:25-34
Scared – Psalm 23:1-6
Tired – Matthew 11:28
Unloved – Romans 8:38-39
Unfriendly – Romans 12:9-21
After reading these, we decided that we should read these scriptures, talk to God about how we are feeling and let him help us to feel better. Because he always does! He loves us and wants the best for us, his best!
Pray for your kids and with your kids this school year! Pray everyday they need our spiritual support as well as our love. Our kids are important, they matter! God already knows that because he created them! Be Blessed!
I have written a children’s book! The words are from God, I wrote them down and Tate Publishing published them. It is being released on August 18, 2015.
It is a children’s book, but the message is for everyone! Buy it, share it, review it and be blessed by it! It is God’s words to you! Also available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com