Our religious education program has changed at my church this year. Instead of having a classroom of first graders each week, we've switched to a homeschool program. Which means the main teachers of our students are the parents. The families will come in once a month and divide up into parent and children groups. Even though I miss having my students each week, I'm happy that I get to review once a month, what they've learned from their parents.
Today we talked about prayer and the various types of prayer. I found the best prayer starter prompts over at Catholic Icing and if you are a subscriber, you can download her printable for free! Lacy has fabulous hands on resources for young children to learn about God and their faith.
There are 24 prayer starters in each set.
Since it was our first class, I introduced them to two patron saints of students
This idea came from Jessica over at Shower of Roses:
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Catherine of Alexandria
I'm offering up prayers for all of our parents, as the primary teachers of their children, may they find inspiration and guidance through the grace of God.
Peace & Blessings,