Collective Worship year 3 31.01.17 A story with a moral….. Being Thankful.
A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat at his feet. He held up a sign which said: “ I am blind, please help.” A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words. Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy? That afternoon the man who had changed the signs came to see how things were. The boy recognised his footsteps and asked, “Where you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?” The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way. I wrote:” Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it.” Both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign tools people that they were lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?
MORAL… Be thankful for what you have… Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively. When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling…and even more beautiful by creating that smile.
During reflection time the children wrote or drew the things are are thankful for.
Year 3, in reflection time thought of different ways to be thankful.
They wrote acrostic poems after their 'reflection time'. The class wrote one as a collective
then the children wrote their own.