And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God!
Eph 3:18

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

Phil 2:5-8

Friday, October 1, 2010

Reading Day at ABCCA

ABC Christian Academy's first Headmaster instituted a fun tradition that we still celebrate...

Today was Reading Day!

It is a day to celebrate and encourage and reward reading.
Everyone comes to school dressed as a charachter from a book

I became...  

Pippi Longstockings

Mr. Gray transformed into...
Mrs. Mc Nosh and the Giant Squash

As the kids arrived, they showed off thier costumes
and played in the playground...

We had a parade...

We started at our end of the school and picked up each new classroom as we passed... 

We ended in the Pavillion
where we had a school-wide chapel service. 

Our Headmaster Bilbo Baggins (aka Mr. Carlisle)

There were a few skits by staff and students... 

We presented costume awards to 3 students from each class...

Best Dressed 

Best Home Made 

And Most Original 

It was SOOOOO hard to choose!
I made extra certificates for everyone just for dressing up!

We went back to our classrooms...
had snack...
and after all that sitting, we needed to move,
so we went back to the playground to play...

I had 4 Spider Men in my class alone...

Then back to the classroom where the mother of one of the kids came in and read to us
We all sat at our desks to draw pictures to thank Joy's Mom.
(By this time, my camera's battery had died...)
Then wandered over to the other Reception class where Mr. Owen read us a story...
And back to the classroom to pack up and head home.

 The day was a total success...

And what A LOT of exhausting FUN!!!


  1. Chris I loved the skit. You are having way too much fun! When you have a chance, will you write me how to post a video clip on facebook? Thanks again for the great show. Love, Harriet

  2. All the years that you worked with our kids at Grace you think that just maybe the Lord might have had a plan? Hmmm? Ha

    May the Lord continue to bless your efforts as you love on these children.

    We love you, Jim & Linda Bell

  3. Hey Chris...looks like Pippi Longstocking was a total success!! You are a natural! The kids are adorable, but I'm sure by the end of the day you are exhausted. I'm still praying for you!! Love, Dotti

  4. Thank you all SOOO much for your love and support. You cannot know how much it means to me!!!