Prek (age 4*) - First Grade: Spirit Play
Meets in Yellow House Basement; 10:00 am Service
Spirit Play is a model of Religious Exploration that invites children to create their own spiritual expressions and reflect on their own understandings of faith, spirit and story.
Drawing inspiration from the Montessori Method, this class centers around hands-on stories that illustrate our values and faith which are followed by open ended ‘wondering questions’ which invite children to express their own thoughts and understandings of the concepts presented. Children then are invited to reflect through self-chosen spiritual tasks around the classroom which will include art responses, spirit work such as yoga and creating with blocks, a reading nook, and re-exploring stories.
*We invite children aged 4 (or will be 4 soon into the school year) through first grade as we embark on this new program. In the winter we will re-evaluate our age grouping and attendance and hopefully invite our three year olds into the program. This will allow the culture of the classroom to be set by our older children and create a more seamless entry for our younger preschoolers.