St. Francis School Lives Lent

A sure sign of Lent among Catholics is the appearance of the Rice Bowl.  This program sponsored by Catholic Relief Services encourages us to eat a simple meal once a week and to put the money saved in the rice bowl.  All money contributed goes to help the poor in many ways and in many places around the world.

 

Every little donation helps!

Every little donation helps!

 

Students in Sister Kathleen’s kindergarten class are enjoying a new lesson each week.  The lessons take them on journeys around the world to various countries where Catholic Relief Services are active.  The provided lesson plan is enriched by video presentations from each country which we enjoy on our Smart Board.  Here, the students are learning about a coffee grower in Nicaragua who is challenged by blight in his coffee plants.  CRS workers help to find agricultural answers and also help the farmers to learn budgeting skills.

 

This journey to Nicaragua’s coffee fields included a look at the Catholic Social teaching regarding the care of creation.  Students heard an African American version of the creation story.  Then they “created” something and reenacted God’s breathing life into what He had made.

 

 

 

Finally students did a worksheet helping them to define ways that they can be good stewards of God’s creation.

I can really do these things!

I can really do these things!

 

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