Teach Children to Respect Teachers 


"Do unto others what you would have them do unto you." Matthew 7:12


Spend a few minutes memorizing the golden rule, "Do unto others what you would have them do unto you" Matthew 7:12. 

We call this the golden rule, because it is a valuable way to treat others. However, the Bible doesn't call it "the golden rule." But Jesus wants us to know we are to respect others, because people are made in God's image.
What does it mean to RESPECT others? (Receive answers.) 

To respect others means to be kind to other people, to be courteous or polite in the way we use our words and our actions. We are to love one another, because God loves us. Today we will use the letters of the word, R.E.S.P.E.C.T., to help us remember how we should treat our teachers who give of their time to teach us about God.


REMEMBER, God gives us teachers to help us learn.
EVERYONE is happier when we behave well.
SITTING still helps everyone pay attention in class.
PAYING attention helps us to learn.
ENJOY learning new things about God and his world.
CARING for one another makes for a better class.
THANK your teachers for giving their time.

Coordinating Craft

Have children make extra large letters (even as big as they are) using colorful fabrics, or coloring them in with crayons, glitter, markers, puff paint, etc. Place photos of the kids, teachers, pastors, parents, onto the letters and then hang them in class as a reminder to show R-E-S-P-E-C-T to one another.

(During the craft session you could play the portion of Aretha Franklin's song where she sings and spells out, R.E.S.P.E.C.T., it's about 1.56 seconds into the song.)

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Do you have a R.E.S.P.E.C.T. acronym you'd like to share? Send it to submissions@sundayschoolnetwork.com 


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