This week we covered chapter 4, God Gives Us the Land, in our text book. We talked about all the wonderful things that fill the earth from flowers and trees to mountains and oceans.
When students arrived at class this week we began working on a craft project that had a nice autumn feel to it. While the students colored the little wreath that says "God, thank you" we discussed that God likes it when we thank Him for the many blessings he gives us. I also read the children the story of the Ten Lepers from the book Catholic Bible Stories for Children. This was the same story from the gospel at Sunday Mass the week before (October 10th).
During circle time we read two stories. The first was about St. Rose of Lima and the second was the first installment of a story about St. Therese the little flower from The Catholic Children's Treasure Box Series. We also listened to the story of Flat Father Stanley's adventures with another member of our class. On his last adventure Flat Fr. got to go to Mass (He was thrilled!), decorated a house for Halloween and even got to play on a playground. He had a great week and is now off on yet another adventure. We also prayed the Sign of the Cross and the Hail Mary. Keep working on those prayers with your children. They're getting closer to knowing it by heart each week.
Homework this week is the cut and paste activity sheet that you will find on the left hand side of your child's folder. Also note that a revised calendar is in the folder, as well.
Next week we will be presenting the Child Lures Prevention Class, Think First and Stay Safe during class. A letter regarding this class was sent home with your child the week of October 3rd.
See you all next week!