Hi everyone, tomorrow I start my first day teaching 1st grade at a private Christian school! I'm excited, yet nervous. Obviously, one of the goals (of my school and myself personally, at least) is to help the kids have a good foundation and relationship with the Lord. I was wondering if anyone here talks about God among the first things that very first day, and if so, what do you say/talk about? My colleague teacher says she talks about how God loves all of us, and if we believe in Him, we'll go to Heaven. Is that too extreme to say on the first day of 1st grade? I will teach them the Pledge of Allegiance, and also the Christian Flag and Bible versions. I guess that will be a good time to slip in a note about God, how God loves us, and how we ought to love one another as though we'd love ourselves. Any experience from the more experienced private school teachers here on what works particularly well when bringing up God that first time to six year olds? Do you want to mention Heaven (and "Lake of Fire") or keep it simple, and just talk about His never ending love? When do we bring Jesus into the picture as well? Just curious to see "what script" you've used in the past as this is all completely new to me (almost literally too, I only became Christian after a major emotional response episode I had just three years ago when I attended church for the first time in my life...) Thanks!