PRE-SCHOOL thru KINDERGARTEN: SPIRIT PLAY
Spirit Play uses a Montessori approach to invite children to enter into stories to find meanings for themselves. The program uses three types of stories (sacred stories from many traditions, UU heritage and liturgical stories) to create a special, sacred space for our children. Each Sunday the class is infused with ritual and worshipfulness. With our younger children, we focus on basic values: kindness, respect and justice, We use simple stories and art materials to introduce child-led learning to our youngest students. Our teachers have received special training for this program. Since this is a child-centered room, we ask parents to remain outside the room when dropping off and picking up your children.
FIRST AND SECOND GRADE: SPIRIT PLAY
Our first and second graders continue with the same curriculum as in the pre-school/kindergarten class, but with different, more involved stories. This Spirit Play also uses more complex art materials to continue child-led learning. Again, since this is a child-centered room, we ask parents to remain outside the room when dropping off and picking up your children.
THIRD thru FIFTH GRADE: Love Connects Us
SIXTH and SEVENTH GRADE: Amazing Grace
All about right and wrong.
EIGHTH and NINTH GRADE: Coming of Age
We love this curriculum and we love hearing the students Credo in May also!
High School: Popcorn Theology
The last time we used this it was very popular – it involves watching clips from movies and talking about the ethics, morals, etc... within the film.