Recently, I was asked by the folks at Loyola Press to share a “staff favorite” with regards to LP resources for families with young children. I chose to recommend The Story of the Cross. Here’s my little blurb about this excellent resource.
Speaking of the Cross, last evening, the 8th graders put on the Living Stations and did a nice job. Three of my students had roles: the narrator, a Roman centurion, and crowd member. As I mentioned a few years ago, there’s always a certain amount of adolescent smirking and giggling going on among the role players…that comes with the territory. But it was held to a minimum and did not detract from the overall effectiveness of the event.
In particular, I was impressed with how well-behaved the 5th through 8th graders in attendance were…that was refreshing!