Preschool participants continue their use of Spirit Play.
The Kindergarten and First Grade class is using the World of Wonder curriculum. Today’s session, titled “Habitats,” studies the interdependent web through the lens of “habitat,” an environment that supports the life needs of all the plants and creatures living in it. Children think about the many needs a habitat supplies. Through the story “Habitat at Home,” children discover ways they can act in their own environment to help animal co-dwellers meet their basic life needs. www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/wonder/session5
The Second and Third Grade class is using the Signs of Our Faith curriculum. Today’s session is titled “We Revere Live.” As Unitarian Universalists, we believe life is sacred—not only human life, but all life that shares our planet. The ritual of child dedication is one way UUs show we revere life and celebrate its beginning. This session looks at traditions and rituals to welcome new life into families and faith communities. www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/signs/session5
The Fourth and Fifth Grade class is using the Windows and Mirrors curriculum. Today’s session, titled “The Blessing of Imperfection,” includes a tale from India , “The Water Bearer’s Garden,” that demonstrates that our very imperfections can have corresponding gifts. Children learn about scientific “accidents” that resulted in inventions we enjoy today. The group observes raku pottery and learns the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi—the beauty of imperfection. www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/windows/session5
The Junior Youth class is using the Riddle and Mystery curriculum. Today’s session, titled “Out of Nothing,” applies science to the big question of how life began. It explores the beauty of poetic answers from myth and story, then presents science as a probable source of more accurate information. www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/riddle/session5
More information on the overall program can be found at Religious Education Program for Fall/Winter 2018-19.