In the Level I (3-6 year old) Atrium we speak often about the many gifts that God has given to us. We "open and enjoy" them, lifting them up and marveling at God's goodness. His plan for fullness of life was foretold by the prophets, witnessed to by angels and shepherds, Jews and Gentiles, learned men and even an unborn baby. As Jesus grew, He
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, as understood and experienced by the 1st - 3rd graders and the 4th - 6th graders in the Atrium through the materials and in their own words... Knowledge: Knowing God more and more each day. - Sanctuary lamp: “It helps us know Jesus is with us.” - Good Samaritan:
The following pictures show some of the work children in the Level III Atrium chose to do after our communal study of the Flood (Genesis 6-9). Having read the Scripture together in which we discussed individual verses and ideas, the children were invited to think typologically about this passage. We made a list of some of the most important people,
This past week we entered the Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Our school Mass was celebrated on our North Campus and it was so beautiful to see the children helping to lead our worship. At the end of Mass, the 2nd year children were invited to come forward, and they and the crosses they were carrying were blessed. These children have begun a
Before entering Jerusalem for the last time, Jesus tried, once more, to prepare the apostles for what was about to happen. As usual, He spoke in parables, this time referring to a grain of wheat and how that seed must die so that more life, much life, an abundance of life, might come (John 12:24). Each year we offer this verse to the children in
During the season of Lent, one of the most popular materials in the Children's House (Level I) and Lower Elementary (Level II) Atria is the City of Jerusalem. With this material the children are introduced to and continue to ponder the events of Holy Week. Beginning during Lent in their second year in the Level I Atrium, the "story" of Jesus'