Kindergarten-1st Grade

World of Wonder (Tapestry of Faith)

From the curriculum description: "This program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery. It is founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development. Time spent experiencing and exploring nature during the kindergarten and first grade years can set a pattern for the rest of children's lives, bringing lasting openness to the wonder nature can spark."

Our Kindergarten-2nd Grade class follows the Way School Sunday School model; a typical month has two grade-level classes, one Children's Chapel and one Social Action lesson.

 

Date

Lesson


SEPTEMBER

1

No RE—Labor Day


8

Session 1, The Web of Life


15

Session 2, Nature’s Partnerships


22

Session 3, Thanks Be For Trees!


29

Social Action


OCTOBER

6

Children’s Chapel with UUAM (Blessing of the Animals)


13

Session 4, Balance in Our Ecosystem


20

Session 5, Habitats


27

Children’s Chapel: Day of the Dead Celebration


NOVEMBER

3

Session 6, Lifecycles


10

Session 7, Decomposition


17

Social Action


24

Multigenerational Service: Cornbread Communion


DECEMBER

1

No RE—Thanksgiving Weekend


8

Children’s Chapel: Intro to Canstruction


15

Multigenerational Service: Holiday Pageant


22

No RE--Christmas


29

Multi-generational Service: Fire Communion


JANUARY

5

Social Action: Mystery Friends Kick-off


12

Session 8, Life-Giving Plants


19

Session 9, Creativity in Nature


26

Social Action: Canstruction


FEBRUARY

2

Children’s Chapel


9

Session 10, Joy in Nature: Animal Play



16

Session 11, Kindness in Nature


23

Social Action


MARCH

2

Children’s Chapel with Green Committee or Landscaping Committee


9

Session 12, Beauty in Nature


16

Session 13, Green Energy


23

Session 14, Enough Stuff


30

Social Action


APRIL

6

Children’s Chapel with Green Committee


13

Session 15, Working Together to Make a Difference


20

Multigenerational Service—Flower Communion


27

Children’s Chapel:

Celebration for Beltane


MAY

4

Session 16, Using Our Senses of Wonder


11

Closing Celebrations in all classrooms



18

Multigenerational Service: RE Celebration & Bridging


25

No RE: Memorial Day