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Religious Education May 1st

IMG_0278 (1)Last week we combined our classes and thought about what it would be like to relate to the natural world if we were really REALLY tiny — precisely the size of a fairy! We then used collected natural objects, such as twigs, moss, sea shells, pine cones, and small rocks, to build little habitats and a small community for the fairies together, having made individual fairy houses the week before.

This week, we will return to our regular classes: Spirit Play has been looking at creation myths. The last creation myth they heard was from the Taoist tradition: Yin and Yang and the dwarf P’an Ku, who arranged the Yin and Yang in many forms and made the earth and sky.

Sing to the Power is engaged in looking at how to make positive change in the world through qualities associated with the four elements, and is examining qualities associated with water right now. This week they are looking at the importance of persistence, and will be carving soap as an exercise to get a feel for the patience required to do certain tasks well.

Breakfast Club will continue with their conversation looking deeper into the qualities of the element of air, such as silence, presence, and stillness.

Nursery care will also be provided.

Step by step the longest march can be won, can be won.

Many stones can form an arch, singly none, singly none.

And by union what we will can be accomplished still.

Drops of water turn a mill, singly none, singly none.

— Traditional union song