Last evening’s session went exceptionally well and thank goodness, because parents of 7 of my 13 kids showed up for the open house!
It was a great pleasure to meet so many of the parents and to have the kids do such a wonderful job of showing them what they learned! They did so by first reviewing the Exodus/Passover story – putting in chronological order the pictures portraying scenes from the Exodus/Passover experience ( Exodus/Passover Review exercise ). It was great to see the kids coming forward one at a time and dragging the dropping the pics into the correct boxes and describing the action taking place. By the way, this was not a smart board we were using…just my laptop and an LCD projector and a white foam board taped to the wall!
The kids then also described the connection between the Exodus/Passover story and the Sacraments of Initiation (chart comparing the Exodus/Passover experience to the Sacraments of Initiation). The parents were proud of their kids and the kids enjoyed showing their parents how much they had learned.
I’m grateful to the kids for doing so well, to the parents for showing up, and to the Holy Spirit for inspiring all of us!