Our first week of class was a lot of fun. We had a lot of fun learning about each other and learning about God. We covered the first chapter in our book and learned that God made the world. We discussed all of the wonderful things God made for us.
Each week during class your child will have a coloring page that is related to the lesson or a story that will be told in class. This week, we colored a picture of God's name and listened to two stories about God's creation of the world.
During circle time the class met our class mascot, Flat Father Stanley. Flat Father Stanley likes to go on adventures and starting next week he will go home with someone in the class for one week. When he is visiting with each family I ask that you take some pictures and write a paragraph or two to tell us about his week. We will discuss his adventures during circle time. At the end of the year everyone will get a DVD with the story of his adventures. Because our class is so small, I anticipate Flat Father Stanley going home with everyone for two one week visits. His travels will be spread out over the school year.
Each child was sent home with a blue folder and their workbook. Please make sure your child comes to class each week with his or her folder, workbook and a pencil. This week your child's folder should have contained the coloring sheet of the week, a welcome letter and a getting to know you survey. Please fill out the survey and return it to me next week.
During next week's class I will be sending home a copy of the Hail Mary. Each week during circle time we will be saying this prayer. Over the next few months we will be working on learning the Hail Mary and becoming familiar with making the sign of the cross before and after we pray. The best way for your child to learn this prayer is to say it with him or her every day. In class I will say a line and have the class repeat after me until they are comfortable with saying it on their own.
I look forward to seeing you all next week. Have a great week!