July 2017 Editor's Notes

Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer.

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Connect Four

Remember that amazing game where you put red or black checkers into a vertical plastic game board in an attempt to get four in a row? I always tried to be super sneaky and work on a row unobtrusively, but I didn’t win very often!

I recently saw a giant version of the game in a children’s ministry classroom, and it made me think of the connections we need to be making with our small groups throughout the summer.

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First Look :: Seven Segments

There are seven days in a week, seven wonders of the world, and now, Seven Segments of First Look!

First Look curriculum is getting smarter, kinder, and louder by taking on a new structure.

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Curriculum Changes: August 2017

Every year, we approach the beginning of the school year as a time to improve. We look at all that we offer you, our partners and try to improve. This year is no different, and we’re excited about the changes you will see that make our curriculum smarter, kinder, louder.

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Volunteer Appreciation Summer 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Summer 2017

You rock! Yes, you do. And, so do your volunteers. You know they rock, but do they know that you know that they rock? Have you told them lately how awesome they are? We wanted to help you shout “YOU ROCK!” to your volunteers this summer. So, our awesome graphic artist, Sharon, made these amazing stickers for you. Isn’t she the best? She rocks! We had the fun idea to put to put the stickers on Pop Rocks(R), but of course, you could put them on whatever you choose. All you need... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting June 26th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting June 26th

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... read more
Connect Four

Connect Four

Remember that amazing game where you put red or black checkers into a vertical plastic game board in an attempt to get four in a row? I always tried to be super sneaky and work on a row unobtrusively, but I didn’t win very often! I recently saw a giant version of the game in a children’s ministry classroom, and it made me think of the connections we need to be making with our small groups throughout the summer. Staying connected during the summer is hard. Someone is always out on... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting June 19th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting June 19th

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... read more
Orange Tour 2017

Orange Tour 2017

While summer may just be getting started, plans are all ready being made for this fall that have the potential to change the way your entire church views its purpose in your community!  Orange Tour 2017 registration opens today with stops scheduled all around the country! This fall, 20 cities will host OT17 and with it the opportunity for you to bring your entire team to be encouraged, inspired and challenged. This year’s theme is “For Our Neighbors” and challenges us to... read more

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

Kathy lives outside of Atlanta with her awesome hubby, David, and drama daughter, Maggie....

First Look BlogFirst Look Blog

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Barbara GravesBarbara Graves

Barbara is a highly caffeinated lover of God, kids, coffee and laughing. She and her husb...

Deb SpringerDeb Springer

Deb lives in the Atlanta area and is the proud mom of a very tall basketball player and wif...

Kathy WhiteKathy White

Kathy is wife to Lee, mom to Andrew, Joel & Benjamin, mother-in-law to Mary Kate and Kitt...

Kelly StockdaleKelly Stockdale

Kelly is a preschool director turned family director who’s currently serving at Grace ...

Brittany ComptonBrittany Compton

Brittany Compton Robertson is the Director of Preschool Strategy at Orange and lives outsid...

Karen AppleKaren Apple

Karen Apple is a former children’s minister who started two weekday preschools in Charlo...

Sue MillerSue Miller

Sue is a coach, leader, speaker and author with a passion for bringing out the bes...

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