Chalkboard Chatter

Remember the old chalkboards we used to have in school?  You know the ones.....either black or dark green.  Most often they were a bit dusty and there was always a pile of chalk dust on the floor below.  You might have fond memories of taking notes in history class or watching your math teacher free-hand a circle on the board that would rival a computer drafting program. Maybe you had to write out lines like "I will not put bubble gum on my teacher's seat ever again" 100 times during recess.  (It happens.....we know.  Don't worry, we won't hold that against you!)  

Regardless of your history with chalkboards, everyone at Bangor Christian Schools hopes that this chalkboard will help you learn something new about our school, Christian education, or just life in general.  Please be sure to visit this page often to learn what is going on at BCS.  Go Patriots!

My Chocolate vs. God's Chocolate

By Stacy Boyle Copied with permission from her teaching blog - Teaching Beyond the Norm (My Chocolate vs Gods Chocolate) Imagine living in a family composed of 20 very different kids. Imagine these very different kids waking up each morning with 20 very different goals for the day. Very different fears for the day. Very different backgrounds playing into their day. Very different personalities. Now imagine being given the task of meeting each of those kids where they are as they... Read More
Posted by Bangor Christian at Monday, March 12, 2018
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Two Truths & a Lie

  Have you ever played the game called Two Truths & a Lie ?  It is a great way to get to know people better and it is often used as an ice-breaker at social events.  Each person takes turns sharing three statements about themselves – two true and one lie.  Everyone has to guess which statement is false.  Obviously the better you know the person the better your chances are of knowing which statements are true.  The same principle applies in recognizing... Read More
Posted by Jeff Benjamin at Sunday, October 29, 2017
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The Gift of Teaching

Those who can, do……those who can’t, teach.  Have you ever heard that expression?  I believe most of the people who say that are just trying to be funny, but let’s be honest………it isn’t funny.  It implies that the act of teaching is less important than what the student does after they learn.  How can someone DO unless someone else TEACHES ?   The key ingredients for learning are qualified teachers and willing... Read More
Posted by Jeff Benjamin at Monday, May 1, 2017
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Mandatory Volunteer Time?

Mandatory Volunteer Time?  No Thanks! Have you ever been part of an organization that required volunteer time?  According to a volunteer is one who performs a service willingly and without pay.  It is impossible to have a mandatory volunteer!!   To quote the Apostle Paul (2 Cor 2:7), God loves a cheerful giver.  We typically think of giving money, but I don’t think I am stretching this too far to include giving time. Fortunately, Bangor... Read More
Posted by Jeff Benjamin at Monday, March 27, 2017
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Legos & Marbles

Legos & Marbles               Here is a challenge for you.  Take some Lego pieces and ask a child to build something.  You don’t need too many……just the amount that would fit into a Ziplock sandwich bag.  Don’t give them any ideas of what to build.  You will likely see an excited look on their face as they plan their construction project.  Leave them on their own for... Read More
Posted by Jeff Benjamin at Friday, February 3, 2017
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The Sound of Learning

Have you ever walked through an amusement park during off hours?  Or maybe just driven by when it is closed for the season?  The first thing you notice is the silence.  There are no squeals of excitement as young children spin around and around on the rides.  (I was always partial to the Tilt-a-Whirl and the Scrambler……what about you?)  There are no whistles blowing or bells ringing from the many games being played.  There are no parents calling out... Read More
Posted by Jeff Benjamin at Friday, December 30, 2016
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