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Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Liturgical Colors and other Tales from the Atrium


Many of our students have worked with the Liturgical Colors this year. The top picture shows the work the children can do with the small chasubles and the the bottom work shows an art work that you may have seen your children bring home. Click here for more information about this beautiful work. 

This year our class does such an amazing job at working that I don't want to interrupt them to have circle. The 3-6 year old child is in a period of building him/herself as an individual. They often aren't ready for group lessons and so we do most of our work individually. I do my best to touch base with each child throughout the morning and to show them new things they may not have worked on before.

Today I worked individually with children on the Liturgical Colors lesson and and extension that adds the clothing the priest wears under his chasuble, the altar work, preparing the cruets and the chalice, lavabo (the hand washing of the priest), an altar gluing work, flower arranging, the nativity story and many more.

The joy of our work in this program is that we can see what draws the children and focus on their interests. Although they are often working individually, there is so much talking and caring for one another. They never cease to amaze me.

I hope you all enjoy this lovely, warm Sunday.