Thursday, October 4, 2012

September 30th Class

We had another great class this week.  The children are an absolute joy to have in class.  Our class is a great group of kids who are eager to contribute to our discussions.

We covered two chapters in our book this week, chapters 2 and 3.  In chapter 2 the children learned that God gave us the gift of light.  We discussed the different sources of light we have, including Jesus, and that God gave us this gift because he loves us.  In chapter 3 we discussed God's gift of water.  We talked about how every living thing needs water to live.  We talked about the places we find water and the ways we can use and enjoy it.  We also learned about how we can properly care for this vital gift from God.

Since the feast of the Guardian Angels is on October 2nd, we did a Guardian Angel craft where the children decorated and pasted their angels on to a sheet that has the Guardian Angel prayer.  We talked about how God gave each of us a guardian angel to watch over us.  Help your child to learn the Guardian Angel prayer.  I suggested to them that they can pray this prayer at the start or end of every day.

During our circle/prayer time.  The children listened to a story about St. Michael the Archangel from the Catholic Children's Treasure Box Series #18.  The story told us about how God made all the angels and it described the battle between the good and bad angels and how St. Michael lead the good angels.  The children were told that St. Michael the Archangel's feast day was just this past Saturday.  Some of the children are still getting the hang of making the Sign of the Cross.  This week we began saying the Hail Mary during prayer time.  Please work on this prayer with your child daily.  I was very excited to discover that some of the children already know this prayer and a few of them are working on it at home.  I will send home a copy of the Hail Mary when our class meets again on October 14th.

Hail Mary full of grace
the Lord is with thee
Blessed are thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.

Flat Father Stanley has begun his adventures for the year.  I'm looking forward to hearing about his latest adventure during our next class.  

I hope you all have a safe and relaxing Columbus Day weekend.

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