Monday, April 11, 2011

Treasures and Trash

This is the post for last mondays Noche de Hogar. Its a little late but the lesson kinda didn't end till today.

Oracion: Andrei

Right before we started with our pensamiento the kids started saying the first Article of Faith, We believe in God the Eternal Father, His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost, WORD FOR WORD! What a proud moment.

Pensamiento: Flor
Our family has been trying to be really conscious of our impact on the environment and Flor has really been teaching alot about recycling and turning our house into a more "green" house. Todays pensamiento was on the impacts of just throwing away all our trash. She taught us how to clean the recyclables and also how to make sure we are recycling correctly. Nati and Andrei are both really good at recycling what can be recycled.

Activity 1:
The lil ice breaker this time had us separation into two groups. Andrei and mama, and Nati and Papa. The point was to tell your partner 3 things that they liked about them. It was real cute to hear what the kids thought of us and it was just as cool to hear what they think of us.

The activity lead to our discussion on the lesson. We talked about how words made people feel. We called the good words "Treasures" and the bad ones "Trash".

I made a list of both Treasure and Trash words and cut them out into squares. They went through the words and talked about how those words made them feel.

  • I love you
  • You look nice
  • Thank you
  • Please
  • Your Welcome
  • Can I help You?
  • I like you
  • Your a cool person

  • I hate you
  • your ugly
  • your dumb
  • stupid
  • Why?
  • I don't like you
  • your a jerk
  • I don't care
The treasure words they kept and used them to make a craft treasure chest to put up in their room in order to remember to be nice all week. The trash they crumbled up and threw away.

Oracion: Natalia

Long Term Activity:
We also had a week long activity. We drew a picture of a trash can and a treasure chest on the white board. Through out the week we would fill in some of the sections of each depending on if we all used treasure words or trash words. The prize was that if at the end of the week we had filled the treasure chest the kids would get something from Barnes and Nobles.

Since Nati, Andrei and Adrian are sweet and kind kids they filled up that treasure chest quick. They got to choose something. Nati got herself a cool kaleidoscope and Andrei got a washable coloring book.

We had a great Noche de Hogar. I liked the way we had a goal to work on throughout the week. I think I'ma do more of those type of activities.


  1. it was really fun ;-) i think the kids do learn alot from these interactive lessons.

  2. I LOVE this, Flor! Good job on raising little "tree-huggers" and Happy Earth Day on Thursday! :)