IMTC KG-A Newsletter

Ms. Serena Thomas and Mrs. Aksa Alex

Week of Dec 13th and 20th

In this newsletter

- Quick Update about Exams and Christmas Play

- Lesson's from last two weeks

- Related Videos

- Family Activity Guide

- Be a Blessing - Good Deed for Holidays - Video

- Gratitude Journal

Quick Update About Exams

The midterm is confirmed for Jan 10th, 2016. This will be an oral exam. The review has already been sent out. Also sharing the link below. The test will only be from the review.

If a student is unable to attend the exam, the parents should inform the teachers so that the students can give the exam the following week (Jan 17, 2016)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwwLC0nzO9elbl9ybl9XWFVIeXM/view?usp=sharing

Christmas Play Practice Details - Message from Ryan Varughese (Christmas Play Co-ordinator)

Final Program on Dec 24th, 5:30pm @Auditorium


These are the times of the practices for the rest of this week! All of these practices will be in the auditorium! They are all MANDATORY! EVERYONE must come to every practice!

Tuesday: 3:00pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 4:00pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00 pm


As the program approaches fast, please start looking for costumes for your assigned roles! If you do not have a costume please let me know by tomorrow!

Tuesday will be a dress rehearsal, so please bring your costumes to practice!


For those that requested the song, the links are provided below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpm7sAq8TMY - One Small Child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpMGm20xf6Q - Go Tell It On The Mountain


If you have any questions at all, please contact Ryan Varughese (ryanvarughese@gmail.com)!

Lesson taught on Dec 13th, 2015

Last Sunday in class we heard the story of Gideon. Few related questions on the lesson.

Who found Gideon hiding?

The angel of the Lord Gideon hiding in winepress threshing wheat to hide it from Midianites.

What was Gideon doing then?
Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to hide it from Midianites
How many Israelite's did God use to defeat the Midianites?
God used only 300 Israelite's.

What were the weapons that Gideon and his men used to defeat the Midianites?

Gideon and his men used trumpets and empty jar to confuse and scare the Midianites and defeat them.

Can God use you to do great things even if you are small and weak?

Yes definitely. Its not the size but the faith and belief in God that matters.


Memory Verse (Corinthians 15:57)

"...thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"

Lesson taught on Dec 20th, 2015

Yesterday we heard the story of Ruth and Naomi

Who returned back to her people and her Gods?

Or-pah returned back to her people and her Gods.

Who said where you go, I will go?

Ruth told Naomi

Why did God want Moses to get the Israelite's out of Egypt?

God told Moses that he saw how badly the Israelite's were treated by the Egyptians. God wanted his people out of the land of suffering to the land of blessings.

Who realized that Ruth was determined to go with her?

Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her.



Where did Naomi and Ruth return to?

Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem


Where did we learn from this story?

We maybe small and young, but we can show our love and care for others who older to us and in turn God will take care of our needs.



Memory Verse (Ruth 1:16b)

"....where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God is my God"

Gideon's Story from Bible - Video

Gideon Story From Bible

The Story of Ruth and Naomi

Naomi and Ruth - Bible Stories For Children

Family Activity Guide

This month's activity guide revolves around compassion - caring enough to do something about someone else's need.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwwLC0nzO9elMGNLTWs1WEJ1bWs/view?usp=sharing

Thanks for participating in Christmas Toy Collection!

Thanks for all those who participated in Christmas Toy Collection at Church. About 38 students received Toys/ Bikes and bibles. It was a great blessing for all the kids. One of the students was observed reading the bible during break time. Thanks for the kind hearts and loving minds. Sharing one video which just shows the joy of similar kids when they receive Christmas presents.
Children Opening Christmas Shoe Boxes

Thank You Book or Gratitude Book

The idea is to encourage children to draw and write at least one thing they are thankful for during the week and share it every week with the class. Please encourage and remind them to bring it to class every week. They can decorate the outside of the book anyway they like with stickers or tape etc.


This concept is taken from the Hawn foundation started by Goldie Hawn. This is basically to remind children as they grow older about all the blessings they have in their life. America as a country is seeing children who start to get very stressed out and depressed as they grow older and these little things like the gratitude book remind them of the blessings they have in their life. So please encourage them to participate actively.