The first lesson of the day is a quiet devotion time. A passage is read from the Bible and a prayer is offered up to God for his help in learning. Many times this is the second time that morning they have read the Bible and prayed.....at home and now at school.
Along with math, science, and language arts lessons there is a lesson taught about etiquette. For example, when a child is addressing an adult, they say "ma'am" or "sir." When someone pays you a compliment then you say, "thank you."
When you want to speak in class, you raise your hand to be recognized. When you need to sharpen your pencil or go to the bathroom, you ask permission. Children are taught what is the right thing to say or how to behave in the presence of others.
Somehow we have lost this today. Kids are not taught these basic values at home and the teacher feels overwhelmed with all she has to teach, she has no time left to teach etiquette lessons. So who is teaching our kids right from wrong?
Are we leaving it up to the television and news media? We know where that gets us. Are we expecting the movie theaters to show our kids crime doesn't pay? There is no money in that. What about all the tech toys we buy our kids. We must keep our kids up with the latest gadgets. Are these new toys more harmful than good?
I am for bringing back the Bible to the home first and then to the classroom. Our children need to hear the stories from the Bible....even the ones where good, moral people messed up, but repented and God forgave them. Kids need to learn they are human and even if they mess up there is a God who will forgive them. Kids need to hear the stories about people who prayed for one thing, but God didn't give them what they asked for, He gave them what they needed. Kids need to learn they cannot have everything they want and they need to know the reasons why.
When we took God out of our schools, we took God out of our kids' lives. It opened our schoolhouse doors for evil to enter. Don't let evil enter our kids' lives. Protect our children by bringing back Christian values and Bible reading to our homes and schools.