Carl, Hadley, and Lila asked Alex what he'd like for his birthday clay sculpture. He knew right away - a shark on a rocket ship to outer space! His friends worked so hard that all we have to do is paint the sculptures tomorrow.
Carl draws the lines for the shark's fins.
Lila attaches teeth to the shark's mouth.
Hadley does her best impersonation of a scary shark.
Carl shapes the rocketship.
Interest in mummies continued today especially when we read about the process of mummification. A conversation about life, death, God, and Jesus then emerged.
Rose: Maybe dinosaurs were mummies.
Joci: There were no people around when dinosaurs were around, so who would do the mummifying?
Rose: God or Jesus.
Prater: God was there. Jesus hadn’t been born yet.
Joci: So God was there when the dinosaurs were born?
Rose: Well, Jesus is the son of God actually.
Prater: He was actually born. God was not born.
Joci: How does that happen?
Carl: I don’t know.
Alex: I have no idea.
Rose: If God didn’t have a mother, how would he…
Hadley: The first people that existed in the world was Jesus, probably, and God.
Joci: Wait, is God a person?
Prater: Yes…. No! He’s like an angel.
Hadley: He’s like everything.
Hadley: Yeah, he can be everything.
Prater: No, he can’t.
Mac: He can be a tiger.
Hadley: Yes, he can! No one knows who God is.
Mac: I do!
Hadley: No one knows if he’s in the wind or anything.
Prater: Jesus is not God.
Joci: Everybody might have a different opinion about God, in fact I know a lot of people with different points of view.
Hadley: God appears in the sky.
Ellee: God’s a spirit.
Joci: What’s a spirit?
Rose: A spirit is a ghost.
Ellee: A spirit is a person who lived a long, long time ago.
Jay: No, a spirit is a ghost. Spirits are no one.
Rose: No, spirits are someone.
Hadley: They live a long time.
Bruno: God is all around the world.
Joci: Does God have to be a girl or a boy?
Rose: God is a boy anyway…
Jay: Hey, wait, did God have Jesus born? In his tummy?
Prater: Nooooooo, Mary!
Hadley: Does anyone know what happened to Jesus or God?
Prater: Jesus was dead. God never dies.
Jay: But Jesus got killed from bad guys. Can I tell you something? Jesus’ friend turned bad and he told bad guys to find Jesus and kill him and then the bad guys found him and the bad guys killed Jesus.
Prater: No…… Yeah yeah yeah. And then he came back to life.
Jay: Yeah. And then he rose again up in heaven.
Rose: Somewhere I saw a picture of Jesus and other people.
Hadley: Can you bring in the picture so we can all see him?
Prater: ‘Cause Jesus is now up in heaven.
Joci: What’s heaven?
Hadley: It’s a place where after people get buried, they travel to heaven. It’s up in the sky.
Alex: Your souls go up to heaven.