Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Music Morning

God created us with the ability to sing and make music. Music is an important part of life at Beacon Christian school. We love music for worship, to praise God and to enjoy!

This morning, we had our annual Music Morning where we could celebrate this great gift God has given us. Every student from Grades 1-8 performed something musical. 
As well, we had a Beacon's Got Talent portion where students could audition to share 
further musical pieces. What a wonderful morning of celebration it was!

Below are some video clips of some of the pieces. As well, you will find some photos on our Facebook page.  

Sing to him, sing praise to him. 
Tell of all his wonderful acts. Pslam 105:2

 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Psalm 150: 3-5

Grade 1 Orffestra

Grade 2 Orffestra

Grade 3 Recorders

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8 Rock Around the Clock

Grade 8 Viva la Vida

 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Psalm 150: 3-5

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Creation Enjoying

This month we are looking at the throughline Creation Enjoying.
God gave us his gift of creation and he wants us to enjoy it!

When we give a birthday gift to someone, we eagerly watch them open and get excited about what's inside. We want our loved one to enjoy the gift we give!
God also wants us to enjoy the gift of creation that he has given us!
He wants us to marvel, notice, discover and be excited about it!

God gave us the tools to enjoy his creation: sight, touch, smell, hearing, taste
Today we were challenged to use all of our senses to find things to enjoy about creation.
And then, once we notice something, we need to tell someone what we noticed!
What will you notice and enjoy about his creation today?

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Beauty Creating

This month we have been looking at the throughline Beauty Creating. 
It was very fitting, then, that we started by recognizing Sarah's artwork that 
was selected for the Rankin Run T shirts. 
The Rankin Run is one more way we can let our lights shine in our community. 
We were glad to play a small part in raising over one million dollars for cancer care in Niagara. 

We watched a powerful video on the greatest artist of all time:

While we watched the video, we also watched Claire help Mrs. Boks with a piece of art.

... and this was the finished product:

Some of our students worked in a praise team to create beauty with their 
voices as we continued to learn a new song Louder.

God has made so many amazing and beautiful things! But do we spend enough time marveling at his beautiful things or creating our own beautiful things? 
We can get distracted!
We want to remind ourselves to turn off the screens, put away the distractions and take some time every day to see beauty and create beauty!

What can we do when we want to be out enjoying creation and creating beauty? 
Our afternoon kindergartners shared their ideas with us!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Ascension Day

Today we remembered ascension day, 
the day that Jesus ascended into heaven after his resurrection and time on earth. 

We read the story of Jesus ascension from Acts 1:9-11

9 After Jesus had said this and while they were watching, he was taken up into a cloud. They could not see him, 10 but as he went up, they kept looking up into the sky.

Suddenly two men dressed in white clothes were standing there beside them. 11 They said, “Why are you men from Galilee standing here and looking up into the sky? Jesus has been taken to heaven. But he will come back in the same way that you have seen him go.”

Our SK students sang, "Vivant, Vivant" (Alive, Alive).
Our Jesus is alive forevermore!

We're also learning a new song "Louder" by Matt Redman.

We love to sing and learn new songs!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

All Things Bright and Beautiful!

Today in chapel we looked at the throughine Creation Enjoying.
How awesome and amazing our creator is!
As we dig deeper into this idea this month, we will plant seeds to become trees, 
marvel at the new spring growth, take a closer look at insects and animals
and marvel at how God put it all together!

Everything was created by him, everything in heaven
    and on earth, everything seen and unseen,
including all forces    and powers,
and all rulers and authorities.
All things were created by God’s Son,
and everything was made
    for him.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Care + Action

This morning at our chapel, we talked about compassion. 

compassion= care + action

Compassion requires us to do two things:
1) See 2) Do

We have to see and notice what is happening with people around us. 
But, we also need to do something. 

Mrs. Boks brought in a bag of items. 
She had Mr. Brooks help her show them to the students. 

Then she asked who could remember what they saw.
The students had great memories!

But then she asked if they noticed anything that Mr. Brooks might have needed help with. 
No one noticed that Mr. Brooks had spilled mustard all over his tie!

But Mrs. Boks noticed and helped him clean his tie.

Great things can happen when ordinary people like you and me do extra ordinary things!
We are challenged every day to use 
our hands, our eyes, our feet and our mouths to show compassion. 
What will you see and do today?

And here is one spontaneous example of students noticing and doing. 
This picture was snapped while we were exiting chapel. 

(And, here are our Grade 3 students on the recorder)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Earth Keepers

Today we were earth keepers in our community. 
We boarded buses and drove down to the walking path between Bunting Rd. and Grantham Ave.
Together, we cleaned up the walkway between Carlton and Parnell Road. 
We were glad to do a small part caring for God's earth.
Happy earth day!

All clean!