Purpose: Our 1st Graders uses Catechists of the Good Shepherd . We use these two curriculum to weave together the fundamentals and calm atmosphere of the Atrium and the lectionary story telling of Feasting on the Word. Our 1st graders get time to learn, explore, and do independent work. Having class for a hour and 20 minutes gives the children time to dig into every story and see how God is being revealed to them.
Classroom: The True Vine A classroom is in the lower level of St. Paul’s and is the last classroom you run into. It is made to feel welcoming, warm, and easily accessible to children. The lesson and the teachers for the week are always listed on the whiteboard outside the door.
Time: Class goes for 9:15 AM to around 10:35 AM on Sunday mornings. Parents drop their children off at the classroom and then have time to chat or go to Bible Study. The children are brought up about halfway though service by their teachers in order to join their families for communion.