Saturday, October 27, 2012

Finally...our religion curriculum

We've discovered a religion curriculum to use this year that not only excites me...but it literally has my kids begging for more!  We are doing Family Faith Formation from the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake, MN.    The kids are grouped so we can work together.

  • The younger half is memorizing 2 Timothy 3:16.
  • The older half is memorizing 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
  • We have weekly reading, lessons, and games.
  • We have worked on the books in God's library (the Bible)
  • We've learned about the Gospel writers and have played a game (more than once) and it is amazing what they are learning and remembering.
  • We've made candle holders.
  • They are encouraged to read (or have read to them) daily from the Bible.
  • And...we still have one more lesson to go for October.
When one of the kids brought the November packet in from the mail they begged me to open it.  (We didn't - must get through October's work first :) )

Here are just a couple things we've done.  Each of the kids makes their own.

They colored the books of the bible and placed them on the appropriate shelf.

Some kids wanted the candles to surround Jesus

Some wanted them to surround Mary.  In the end we put both statues there (but I didn't get a picture of that).

That's it for picture.  You've really got to go to their website!  And...they make it so easy and affordable for large families by the way they charge for their program! 


We've all learned so much already.   It's a little too soon to say but I really expect we'll stick with this program in the years to come.  We've used a variety of other programs but NOTHING compares to this for us! 

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