February 26, 2012

We have a variety of new offerings for you this month at Garden of Praise.

We have been working with Johnie Luker developing a series of lessons for teaching the life of Christ through a harmony of the gospels. The first part is called The Miracles of Jesus with Memory Hooks. There are thirty-five lessons about the miracles and each is accompanied by a clever story with memory hooks to help the child remember where the miracle is found in the gospel writings. We will also be adding some activities to use with each lesson.

The next section to be developed is a "Gospel Train" to teach events in the life of Jesus in a way the student will be able to remember them. He has used the method for forty years with all ages beginning with preschoolers.

You will be inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela freedom fighter in South Africa. In his lifelong struggle to end apartheid in his country, Mandela spent 27 years in prison. When the Africans were given their rights and elections were held in 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected President of the country.

Aaron Schulman who writes the guitar lessons at Garden of Praise sent an article you might enjoy reading, Safety Tips for Fun Family Travel .

A Personal Note:

In addition to working on the website I visit with my husband Murray six days a week at Comfort Cottage, the nursing facility where he lives. He is in the advanced stages of Alzheimers disease and is losing the ability to express himself. He tries to make sentences, but the words come out as gibberish. But he still responds to love. When I hug him and kiss him on the forehead he says, "Goodie, goodie."

Some of you have requested me as a friend, but your emails are bouncing and I can't respond to you. Make sure your email address is correct in your profile.

When you get to your profile page you will see blue tabs. You will be able to post comments which will be public, or you can contact members directly by email if they have selected that option. You can add pictures (see the "instructions" for doing this). You can find friends, view your classes, or view the results of tests you have given. Over 8000 people have registered. We would encourage you to add your picture to your profile to make our community a friendly place to visit.

We at Garden of Praise stand ready to help you.

Your friend in education,
Patsy Stevens

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