Entries in excellence (9)


Patsy’s Pantry

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Excellence-2c; Character Building: Social Skills: Friendship-2b

Authored by Gilbert Fenton. Illustrations by Jeremy.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International


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Notice: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Striving for Excellence

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Striving for Excellence,” posted in the Parents and Teachers section, is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 to 40 minutes, or made into a more in-depth study over a few days. It highlights the lesson objective: “Understand that the practical ways to strive for excellence are rooted in initiative, motivation, self-discipline, diligence, and perseverance; learn to ask oneself if one is giving one’s all to what one is doing, learn to find satisfaction in giving a task one’s best.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Excellence-2c)

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 The Family International


How Much Satisfaction?

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Excellence-2c

Contributed by Nia Russell. Illustration by Zeb. Design by Stefan Merour.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International


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The Amazing Supernatural Miraculous Transformation of Bill Bored!


Patsy’s Pantry

Note: This story uses British spelling.

“Mmm … scrumptious,” twelve-year-old Conley McArdent mumbled through a mouthful. “The best shortbread I’ve ever tasted.”

“Don’t exaggerate,” responded his fourteen-year-old sister, Patsy.

“I mean it.”

“Really? It was just a wee experiment—throwing the usual ingredients together type of thing. You know—butter, flour, sugar and all. Naught special, except the butter, of course … Ballyrashane.”

“But they are so good,” Conley said, reaching for the plate. Patsy stayed his hand.

“That’s your fifth. I only made four for each of our guests.”


“Okay, Con, since you are a satisfied customer, go ahead. Merrill and Moira and their children will eat ’em, and Mike and Maggie, of course—but their daughter, Megan, might pass—she’s on some kind of a diet.”

Conley’s eyes lit up. “Speaking of customers, I bet I could sell these.”

“What? Sell my dinky biscuits?”

“Aye. You don’t think so?”

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Barn-Raising Tuesday

On a certain Tuesday morning, Arthur woke up with the first rays of the sun—a rare event! This particular Tuesday was no ordinary Tuesday. It was barn-raising Tuesday.

For weeks, everyone in Peakview Valley had been preparing and gathering materials to build a barn on Sunset Hill! Everyone was going—the blacksmith, the tinker, the storekeepers and their families, the ranchers, and all the wives and mothers—and they were bringing all the wood and hay and hammers and nails needed to make the best barn the valley had ever seen. Afterwards there would be eating, drinking, and dancing until the sun set.

For the first time Arthur was old enough to help!

In a matter of minutes Arthur managed to get dressed and dash out the door. Already wagons were rattling up the nearby hill, and families carrying picnic baskets strolled merrily along. By running his fastest Arthur beat most of the wagons to the top of the hill.

Right away the food table caught his eye.

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