He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Common Ground Montgomery- Fall Program

First day of our Fall program went amazingly well! I was so proud of our kids, they came willing to cooperate with the new way things were set up. I tested at least 6 kids yesterday and they all did so well. This week we will be testing every child who walk through our doors in Reading, Writing, and Spellings. They were tested on letter recommendation, letter and word sounds, and the part they really loved, was when we had to time them to see how many words they could read in minute.( they also had to answer question about what they just read) It was great, just great! Below is a break down of what the program will look like next week until school is out. I am so excited and so thankful for how the LORD has revamped our whole program and has provided so many wonderful ways for us to invest in the next generation. What is happening in the lives of these kids will not only have a huge impact on them but most importantly, it will impact the generations that are to come!

*In the schedule below groups of kids are rotating from station to station throughout the day


3:30-3:50- Reading ( 3:30-4:34-Gym Activity/ Cheerleading for Girls


4:14-4:34 Multi- Media (here kids are taught to discern between good and evil in media. We will show or play two songs- i.e. Gucci Mane 'Bricks' vs Thisl 'Crack I Hate You'. Kids are then asked what the songs were about, what message they are communicating and what does the bible say about those messages. The goal and prayer is for our kids to have a biblical worldview)


4:36-4:56- Reading (Gym activity/Cheerleading for Girls 4:36-5:40)

4:58-5:18 Writing

5:20-5:40 Multi-media

5:45- Drop Kids off at Home


*schedule for Middle School/High School Kids

3:00-4:00 -Basketball

4:00-4:30 -Relationship w/God(kids are taught the importance of spending time in the word as well as taught how to study the scriptures)

4:30-5:15 -Taekwondo

5:15-6:30 Homework Help

*3rd-5th Grade Kids(8-11yrs old)

3:30-4:00 Homework Help


4:45-5:15 Relationship With God

5:15-6:00 -Taekwondo

*1st-2nd Grade (6 and 7 yr old)

3:30-4:00 -Relationship with God

4:00-4:30- Taekwondo

4:30-4:45- Break

4:45-5:30 Basketball

5:30-6 Homework Help

Please continue to pray for our kids, for our community and for our parents. Pray God is honored through our labor and that many would passionately live for Him and Him alone.