Check out these resources for how you might expand and explore our November Theme of "Democracy" at home with your family: re-sources_-november_2020.pdf
As part of our Religious Education ("RE") program, we're offering some resources each month to help families explore and expand our monthly Worship Themes as a family at home. The theme for October is "Reparations". Click on the link below to see some discussion questions, activities, rituals and resources you might use to explore that theme as a family. The document will be edited and updated throughout the month, so check in weekly to find new additions! As always, if you have any questions, feedback, or would like to suggest some additions to our resource list around this theme, contact Tony Bianca at Tony@firstuusandiego.org
Check out how you can make a stop-motion video like I made for the Parable of the Good Samaritan. If you make one, we'd LOVE to see it! Send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Please enjoy this loving book about a father and son. In a sweetly appealing tale about overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can't help but root for.
This week’s story is Henry Climbs a Mountain. It is inspired by “civil disobedience” in which Henry David Thoreau describes a night spent in jail because he refused to pay taxes in a state that had slaves. Read through the lesson plan and see what supplies are already available. The lesson plan has some low-key activities but it can also serve as a springboard on which to start a conversation about the protests going on today. The book has been scanned and read-aloud so your child(ren) can enjoy the pictures right on your screen. Don’t feel you have to do all the activities—have fun!
Lesson Plan: 20._henry_climbs_a_mountain.pdf
This week’s story is Maria’s Comet (pronounced Ma-RYE-a). Maria Mitchell was a Unitarian who, inspired by her astronomer father, became an astronomer in a time when very few females entered the sciences. The activities include making your own constellation and playing pin the star on the constellation. The book has been scanned and read-aloud so your child(ren) can enjoy the pictures right on your screen. Don’t feel you have to do all the activities—have fun!
19._marias_comet.pdfFull Lesson Plan:
This week’s story is On the Night You Were Born. It is a beautiful story that
reinforces our first principle: that each person is worthwhile. There is a
coloring page attached separately. The activities include making a birthday
cake and having your child(ren) make themselves a birthday card, even if it
isn’t their birthday. The book has been scanned and read-aloud so your
child(ren) can enjoy the pictures right on your screen. Don’t feel you have
to do all the activities—have fun!
Lesson Plan: 17._on_the_night_you_were_born.pdf
Coloring Page: coloring_page__2_.docx
This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, we are leaving the Picture Book RE curriculum. I found a book about Mother’s Day that you and your child can watch. There is a craft idea in the book, or you can find some ideas here, depending on the materials you have around the house. You can also fond a coloring page here: coloring_page__1_.docx