Look who we put the spotlight on last weekend….Meet our Volunteer of the Week, Erica Klix!
Erica has been serving for over a year and is a Team Leader in the Yellow Room (4 yr olds) every Sunday at 9am. She does her best to create an amazing experience for every child who walks through the door. Erica naturally makes new volunteers feel welcome and excited to join our team. She always serves with joy. Thank you Erica, the best is yet to come!
It’s really been fun going through Life on Mission with the little ones. THANK YOU for your dedication to our Parkview families!
We have a BIG need for at least two more adults for this Sunday’s 5:45pm service (November 2nd). If you are available please let me know ASAP or better yet just add yourself in to the schedule. THANKS!!!!!
Imparting information is only part of what we accomplish in classes at church. Establishing an atmosphere of trust and love that makes the child want to return is just as important.
Below are 5 ways we can build trust in the classroom:
Attitude – Children need to feel that they can talk to you in confidence and without criticism.
Fun – Find joy in the children’s discoveries and maintain a happy classroom environment
Enabling questions – Allow children to make choices instead of telling the child what to do. Instead of saying “Put the puzzles back in the cabinet,” ask, “Where do we put the puzzles?” Children like to feel they have an important role in the classroom.
Praise and affirmation – Every child wants to feel like the most special child in the world. Compliment and encourage children and team members often. Mention specific actions you observed.
Nonverbal signs – Use body language to show acceptance. Sit at the children’s eye level and avoid hovering over them. Smile frequently!
I look forward to seeing YOU soon.
“You are the light of the world, let your light shine in front of others.” Matthew 5:14-16