Do you remember when you learned to do something for the very first time as a child? That rush of excitement when you mastered a skill?
I clearly remember learning how to ride a bike as a child. I was so excited as my immensely patient father gradually released his hold of my bike and I mastered my balance on my own. What a thrill.
Teachers have the absolute pleasure of seeing students experience things for the first time as they engage with school activities.
In the Primary school we have Preps learning physical movement skills and the basics of the sounds in words, Year Ones mastering reading and making little pots from clay, Year Twos adding numbers and learning drama skills, Year Threes mastering scooter riding and writing reports, Year Fours learning about First Nations peoples and coding in technologies, Year Fives playing xylophones and solving division problems and Year Sixes learning about opportunity cost in economics and making electric circuits. So many things to learn.
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Luke 18:15-17
We are called to come to God as children and learn and grow. Let us not lose our wide-eyed wonder of his creation.