Sixth Grade Self Control '18
from St. Mark's Episcopal Day School
Over the years, the sixth grade students have led many Fruit of the Spirit Chapel presentations, and become quite at ease speaking in front of their peers, sharing what the fruits mean to them. This group especially enjoyed creating their last Fruit of the Spirit Chapel presentation and video (including bloopers), on the fruit of Self-Control.
At St. Mark's, the character education program based on “the Fruit of the Spirit,” teaches students about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Fittingly, each of the nine fruits are assigned to one of the nine months of the school year where they are studied and talked about in many ways during class and in Chapel.
One of the ways the fruits are discussed on a peer-to-peer basis is by grade levels leading presentations during Wednesday Chapels. These presentations usually include a live skit, song, dance, dramatization, or speech by the students as well as a video collaboration. Through these opportunities students are able to stand up in front of an audience and present their ideas and thoughts on the fruit.