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Detail Oriented 1st Graders

I teach Children's Worship for the month of February at church. This years class is huge and full of energy. But, they are all really good kids. They are just full of movement and questions. Here are few conversations from last Sunday.

We took our offering for CRWRC specifically for the relief effort in Haiti. One little girl asked, "What do they need this money for?"

M(e): They need to buy food, clean water, and build new houses since all of the houses fell down in the earthquake.

G(irl): How are they going to buy food if they don't have any grocery stores.

M: Well, the people who we are giving the money to will buy food in the US and bring it to the people in Haiti.

G: How will they get it all there?

M: They will take it on a plane .

Another boy: Or a boat.

M: Right. A boat would work too.

Then later we got to our story which takes place in the desert. The stories all start the same talking about how the desert is strange place that is cold at night and hot during the day. So I was going through this introduction when one boy said, "How come it never talks about the animals in the desert?"

I just tried to ignore the questions the little boy carried on. "There are lots of animals that live in the desert. I want to know what animals live in this desert. Why don't the stories ever tell us about animals?"

Finally I had to say that I know there are animals in the desert, and I do not know why they do not talk about them in our story.

We will see what happens next week.

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