Welcome to First Grade Religion!
With the start of Lent, we will be completing several different activities.
The children wrote Lent promises in class. These will be posted in school to help the children remember what they decided to do and to encourage everyone to try and do his or her best to keep it. I encourage you to ask the children what they promised and please help him or her try to achieve the goal. A copy will be placed in the Lent folder.
The children will have a Lent folder. Inside will be different activities. The Lent folder should come to school each day. The Lent folder will be collected after Easter vacation, so please make sure you keep it in a safe place. Please do not allow your child to "go ahead" on these projects. The children should be doing it each day to help make Lent more meaningful.
One activity will be to walk the path with Jesus. Each day the children should color a box to correspond with the day of Lent. Monday-Saturday should be purple. Sundays of Lent should be left white or colored pink. Holy Thursday should be yellow, Good Friday should be red. Holy Saturday should be black. Easter Sunday should be either yellow or pink. The rest of the pictures should also be colored before the page is handed in after Easter.
Another activity will be a daily Lenten calendar (40 Crosses for Lent). The children should color the cross for the day according to the code at the top of the paper. If your child does more than one activity each day, he or she should choose which was more meaningful or special. This activity is meant to help your child decide what the most meaningful choice was for each day. Sundays are represented on the paper. Your child should be able to explain why Sundays "don't count" in the 40 days of Lent (I encourage you to ask them to tell you). I would love for the children to do an activity on the Sundays also, but technically it is not required.
I am trying to get an activity book similar to the one done for Advent, but so far I have not had any luck. If I can get it, I will start it with the children in school.
The money collected from our recycled water bottles will be added to a donation jar I have in the classroom. We will continue to use any money collected to purchase food for the food pantry.
Over the Easter break the children will have another project. It will be sealed in an envelope that is only to be opened on or after Easter. We will add it to the folder right before the break.
Thank you for your help and support. Have a blessed day!