This year the Upper Elementary (4th - 6th grade) children have been tasked with finding, reading, and summarizing the upcoming Sunday's Gospel each week. I have already heard some interesting discussions amongst the children regarding their thoughts on the "theme" or point Jesus was trying to make in a particular parable or teaching! In addition,
Having received their Bibles, the elementary children have been enjoying looking up specific passages and marking them for later reference. Their enthusiasm led to a second conversation about care for God's Word...because, in their excitement, the spines of their Holy Bibles were being stretched to accommodate all of their bookmarks! We decided
We had some really lovely days this week. After visiting a pumpkin patch, I was inspired to pick up some gourds for our environment. Each child got to choose a gourd to wash, scrub, and take home! It was so fun to see how excited the children were over this simple work. Our goal was to have each child also decorate the gourds but sadly, the gourds
A unique part of the Adolescent classroom is the focus on practical life skills of a more advanced kind. As of yet, the Adolescents had a concentrated time of learning practical life skills at the Erdkinder trip, but they have also greatly enjoyed our past occupational unit of baking. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Madonna Post, they have learned
As the Upper Elementary children begin their new year in the Atrium, we always take time to start with the Great Lesson of the Plan of God. This "lesson" presents the "big picture" of God's interaction with humanity from preparing the earth for us to preparing a place for us to desire and long for and one day join Him in forever. This year I
The children seem to be settling into the routine of school and that is truly wonderful to observe. We are making progress every day. We are still working on many grace and courtesy lessons such as how to push in your chair, how to put work away, how to say “excuse me,” and how to use the peace rose. It is so fun to see these lessons in action.