Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I am blessed with a wonderful group of 8th graders!
Tonight’s first class (I couldn’t wait till the morning to write this post!) went like a dream. I have 15 eighth graders – 8 boys and 7 girls – and from the moment they walked in, I could tell they were going to be a good group. They were polite and friendly, very outgoing, and very respectful. I was absolutely thrilled with their level of maturity. We accomplished every part of the lesson that I planned and I was able to recall all of their names without looking at the list by the end of class!
I’m also thrilled to have such a wonderful aide, Kris, who is a professional 3rd grade teacher. Her presence in the class is simply outstanding and I think the kids will perceive her as a co-catechist rather than an aide.
I know this is only one class but I can tell you that the difference between this year’s class and last year’s is like night and day. The chemistry just wasn’t there last year and that made it very hard to achieve any level of depth.
I look forward to the opportunity to walk with these kids this year on their spiritual journey and I thank the Lord for this privilege and responsibility.
Now…on to week 2!