Preschool: Chalice Children: Teddy Bear Month – Friendship!
Teddy Bear Month uses a third party—teddy bears—to introduce some potentially scary situations (being lost, being sick) in a nonthreatening way. Please have your child bring a teddy bear or other favorite stuffed animal to each session in Teddy Bear Month.
K/1st grade: Creating Home: On the Threshold
Children will begin a new curriculum today called Creating Home. They’ll create name stones and use them to mark the threshold of on a portable labyrinth that will be part of each future session. By walking the labyrinth, the children will experience the ritual of journeying while still remaining within the “home” that we create in our learning space.
2nd/3rd grade: Moral Tales: We Are All One
In this first session of their new curriculum, Moral Tales, children will hear the story “We Are All One” and try to imagine what various living beings — human and non-human — might say to us if we could understand them. We’ll make a web together and learn about the seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle, “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
4th/5th grade: Sing to the Power: The Power of Earth
Fourth and Fifth grade youth will hear an Australian Aboriginal story of the creation of the world from the dreamtime. They will interview each other to identify the many ways we are connected. As they become more familiar with this new curriculum, youth will begin to discover how the four elements — earth, air, fire and water — represent different kinds of power that each of us can use to make the world a better place.
Junior Youth: Introducing the Families Program and Project
Youth will find out more about the activities that are part of Families, including the photo-documentary project. They’ll discuss ways all participants can help lead some activities and create a group covenant.