Sunday, February 26, 2012

God is Cool

Anna sat in the doorway watching the Fettuccia work in the hall. She said, pointing to the candle lit beside the Bible, "That's my birthday candle" and, pointing to the long ribbon, "That is my birthday present." Then she wrote,

I (heart) God he is cool.
And he is watching us
I believe in him
he is ril (real)
he made me

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Helping Hand

On the Fettuccia, towards the end of the ribbon, a figure of a human being and a hand represent the first human beings, created in God's image. Nathan (6), while reflecting on the figure of the human being and the hand, remarked “We help God create!”

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gifts for God

The Fettuccia is a 50-meter long ribbon that gives the elementary child an impression of the vastness and unity of the kingdom of God. The following responses were offered during this presentation to the children:

Vicki (6): “God gave us the gift of the whole world. What gift can we give to God?”
Catechist: “What could we give him?”
Vicki: “Gold.”
Catechist: “Gold. Could we give Him anything else?”
Vicki, then the other children: “Our love. Our kindnesses.”

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Everythhing We Are

During work with the parable of the mustard seed Korey said:

The kingdom of God is everything we are and everything that is. It keeps on growing bigger and bigger just as the mustard seed grows into a big shrub.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

All We Need

Tyler, 5, said, "There is only one pearl because there is only one God and that's all we need."

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Bush Was Not Consumed

We were doing Exodus with Dani, Faith and Nicholas (6th graders). Faith asked how Moses knew that the burning bush was God and not Satan. Dani responded that "If it had been Satan the bush would have been consumed."

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Light and the Red Sea

Drawn as a response to the story of the parting of the Red Sea. The caption reads "In Him there is no darkness at all: the night and the day are both alike."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

King and Soldiers

A presentation on the Flight into Egypt took an unexpected turn as some of the third graders considered King Herod's order to kill the innocent children in Bethlehem. They wondered, “Who is responsible for the sinfulness of the killing - King Herod, the soldiers who did it, or both? If a soldier was just following the king's orders, was that wrong? The soldier could have been punished, even killed, if he had refused to follow the king's orders. But the soldier could have refused, or have found another way not to carry out the order.” This interesting discussion revealed the growing interest in justice and moral behavior in the elementary age child.