Sunday, February 27, 2011

Third Grade-February 17th and 24th classes

I apologize for the incredibly late posting on these two classes.  I've been a bit under the weather as of late and hadn't gotten around to blogging about the classes.

On February 17th we covered chapter 12, God Calls Us to Holiness, in our text book.   We discussed how God calls each and every one of us to a life of holiness.  The children learned about vocations.  We discussed the vocations of laypeople and those called to religious life.

Our key words for the chapter were: Vocation, laypeople, and vows.  Students are responsible for knowing these terms.

The homework for this class was the project disciple portion of the chapter on page 112 and 113.

Our rosary mystery for this week was the third sorrowful mystery, Jesus is crowned with thorns.

This past Thursday, February 24th, we covered chapter 15, We Celebrate the Sacraments, in our text book.  In this chapter we discussed the seven sacraments of the church.  We also took a brief look at sacramentals, such as the sign of the cross, holy water, religious statues, rosaries and crucifixes.  The children learned that the seven sacraments were instituted by Jesus.  These seven sacraments all fall into one of three groups: Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Healing and Sacraments of Service.

Our key words for this chapter are: sacrament, grace, Sacraments of Christian Initiation, Original Sin.  Students are responsible for knowing these terms and their meanings.

The homework for this week is the project disciple portion of the chapter on page 136 and 137.

Our rosary mystery for the week was the fourth sorrowful mystery, Jesus carries His cross.

This week the oldest child in the family was sent home with the Operation Rice Bowl packet that is to be utilized during Lent.  The poster and rice bowl are a great way to encourage your children to pray, fast and alms give during the Lenten season.

Hope you all have a great week.  I'll see you on Thursday!

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