The 2018 Liturgical Year has come to an end and the new year has begun with the season of Advent. This past week in the Atrium we pondered Jesus the King. How Dr. Montessori and Sofia Cavalletti must be enjoying this "cosmic" feast! Level I: Catechist: "What is the Kingdom?" 4-year-old: "It's a little like church." Catechist:
From the age of three, the children in the Atrium have been pondering messages of the prophets. A prophet has been defined for them as one who listens deeply to God and speaks His message to the people. The children have fallen in love with Isaiah's Prophecy of the Light: "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light!" They have
The Plan of God. The Propers of All Saints Day. The Complete Missal The Propers of the Mass. Analyzing Parables with Maxims. The Vertical Liturgical Calendar. The Parousia. The Propers of Christmas. The Complete Missal.
As we approached Thanksgiving, the children took time to thank God for many of His beautiful gifts. Below is a collection of the "litany of thanks" they lifted up during prayer... Level I, 3-6 year olds: - The Light - Mary and the Saints - Popes and Bishops - Jesus - God - Grandmas and Grandpas - Moms and Dads - Aunts and Uncles -
In the past few weeks there have been many "History of the Kingdom of God" materials in use. In addition, the children have had opportunities to list what they think about when they hear that phrase. The following is the brainstorming they were able to do after which they identified each statement as belonging to the moments of Creation (C),
After the candles were lit at the Model Altar, a 3-year-old said... - “I want to go to the Church.” After restoring her work, she immediately re-set the Altar. Again, when the candles were lit, she said... - "I want to go to the Church." The following week the same response followed the lighting of candles at the Model Altar. - "I want to go