Friday, 20 October 2017


Have you noticed this? Perhaps you recognize it from the bottom of my emails. 

Each school year, our district comes together around a common theme. This year, we focus on the words of Isaiah, "Here am I. Send me!"

God calls us. Each and every one of us. How do we answer? 

Students, staff, and families of EICS are encouraged to answer God's call boldly, with enthusiasm and joy! YES! #ChallengeAccepted

We've been unpacking this challenge and Isaiah's words as a school. Pictured below is our recent school-wide buddy project. It reminds us to raise our hands and say yes to God! I can do it, God! Send me!

Each month, our Superintendent Michael Hauptman is challenging us to grow in our faith. For October, he has challenged us to pray the rosary. 

To make this form of meditative prayer accessible for us littles in Grade 1, we will pray one decade each day. 

To prepare for next week's Decade a Day, we made single-decade rosaries. The beads can be moved around as each prayer is shared.

To connect our daily decade to the full rosary, we will colour in the 10 beads we pray each day. 

Learning the Hail Mary prayer has been central to our exploration of the rosary. A "puzzle-piece" Hail Mary prayer is coming home this weekend. Consider praying this prayer as a family. 

If you are interested in learning more about how to pray the rosary, this How to Pray the Rosary infographic is spectacular as well as the free app Laudate

Single-decade beaded rosary craft from Catholic Icing
Puzzle Piece Hail Mary activity from Pearson's Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ Grade 1 resource

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