Lesson 9 : Compassion

Today we learnt about compassion – preferring your ‘brother’, before yourself. Taking it even further than the ‘golden rule’ do unto others as you would have them do unto you… and actually thinking of others BEFORE we think of ourselves.

We talked about it in class and realised that this is no easy thing to do. There is a lovely song in this lesson, in Ruhi Book 3, called “I am thirsty” which illustrates the theme of compassion nicely. The children loved it, I think we had to repeat it at least 5 times 🙂 Download lyrics here.

For our craft we made a ‘Wishing Tree’. According to Native Indian tradition, a wish, written on a length of ribbon and hung into a tree, will be carried to the heavens by the wind – and there, it might just come true…… We all wrote wishes for others on our ribbons.

And as it was pouring down with rain outside, stuck them to our tree collage from last lesson instead – to be transferred outside on a sunny day…


Well – let’s hope all those lovely wishes will come true – good luck with hanging them outside in a tree when the rain finally stops!

Today’s lesson, including the colouring in activity, can be downloaded in this pdf here.

See you all next week – it will be the last class before the term break – time for some puzzle fun….

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5 responses to “Lesson 9 : Compassion”

  1. Joan Jensen says :

    Lovely idea! What types of pens (or did you use markers?) did you use on the ribbons? Any problems with the ink running? Did you use paper ribbons, or satin (fabric) ribbons?

    • Leyla says :

      Hello Joan – yes, we did use markers on satin ribbons – thin sharpies seemed to work best, there was of course a little running, but nothing too bad. I guess a proper fabric-pen might be better 🙂 Best of luck!

  2. Anisa says :

    I love you new ideas, these are the bests! Good luck!

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