Ash Wednesday & Lent
Ash Wednesday (today) is the first day of Lent, the 40-day season of the church calendar preparing for Easter. There are 3 practices that are part of observing Lent: prayer, fasting, and generosity. In our classroom, we will sing a simple prayer song each day:
Breathe on me, breath of God
Fill me with life anew
That I may love as you have loved,
And do what you would do
We will hear several stories of Jesus and what he teaches us to do, and have a few small service projects as a class.
Enrollment for next year
Do you know families with 3 year olds who might be interested in enrolling next year? Please let them know to apply by Friday (2/16) for priority consideration! (Apply online at MontessoriSprouts.com)
Black History Month – Rosa Parks
Last week we read a story about Rosa Parks, who had the courage to break a rule that wasn’t fair. We talked about how God loves all people the same and wants all people treated with love and respect.
Notes & Reminders
Thurs. Feb. 15 – Valentine’s Celebration
Your child may bring in Valentine cards for their classmates. This is optional! If you choose to give cards, please have enough for every child (16 students). Each child will decorate a bag to be their “mailbox” for receiving Valentines. We will provide a special snack and do some group activities.
|Mixing red and white paints at the easel|
|Each child decorated their own 'mailbox' to receive Valentines from their classmates|
Many children helped to make a special snack. Several took turns using the mechanical whisk to make whipped cream.
Finally ready, with a little sprinkle of cocoa powder on top (after everyone had a chance to smell it!)
Friday, Feb. 16 – Love & Justice Prayer Service at 10am, led by 3rd & 6th grades. Parents welcome!
Friday, Feb. 16 – Half day (12pm dismissal for everyone)
Monday. Feb. 19 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL