This week we covered chapter 20, Lent, in our text book. We discussed when Lent begins, how long it lasts, what the liturgical color for the season is, and what it leads up to. We also talked about how Lent is a season where we fast, pray and give alms. The children learned that Lent is a time to renew our baptismal promises, and that the sacraments of penance and Eucharist are important sacraments to receive during this season.
The students were given a Lenten calendar that works like a countdown to Easter. Every day in Lent they can color one square purple (with the exception of the squares I had them color in advance with the correct liturgical color).
This weeks' homework was to complete the Project Disciple portion of the chapter, but we decided to complete the assignment in class much to the delight of the students. Please have your child pray the Apostles' Creed each day.
Our rosary mystery for the week was the first glorious mystery, the Resurrection.
At the end of class we played a round of Lent and Easter trivia. We will likely play this game throughout Lent.
If you are looking for a way to help your child learn more about Lent, please consider signing up for Holy Heroes Lenten Adventure. It's free and your child will learn a lot about Lent. I know I was surprised at how much my children learned from last year's Lenten Adventure. Also, if your child signs up and completes the cross word or word search puzzles they count for extra credit stickers on their reward cards.
Hope you all have a great week. See you next Thursday!