Kindergarten students focus on “A” for “age” in the G.R.A.C.E. Model for diversity

During September, Kindergarten students will focus on “A” for “age” in the G.R.A.C.E. Model for diversity.  
Wesleyan kindergarten teachers have been reminding students that even though they are the youngest students on campus, their age does not define them or limit them from doing big things. 
As 1 Timothy 4:12 (NLT) says, “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” 

Each class was challenged to think of ways to show love and live in a way that is honoring to God despite their age. They demonstrated their ideas alongside a self-portrait. Each portrait is displayed on a bulletin board in Warren Hall. 

Kindergarten teacher Paige Glass hopes that older students will be inspired by the younger students’ ideas displayed publicly in the hallway.  

“Our classes would love other grades learning and sharing ways to live and love like Jesus,” says Glass. 

Kindergarteners also learned about six children who had an incredible impact on the world, despite their age.

Kindergarten students studied the story of Alex Scott, a young child diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. At four years old, she held her first lemonade stand and wanted to give the money she made to doctors at her hospital to help other children like her. People from all over the world were inspired by her and held their own lemonade stands. They donated to Scott and her cause, helping her raise over $1 million.  

What better grade than kindergarten to learn about other kids doing big things from all over the world?” asks Glass. 

Way to go, kindergarten!