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No journals are due for the next couple of weeks!  Students are of course welcome to continue reading their Bibles (that is strongly recommended!), but they will not be required to write a reflection or summary, and will not be turning the journals in.


This week’s class plans

6th Grade is currently studying Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac, as part of a unit on the Early Jewish Fathers. This unit (over the next several weeks) covers the Old Testament stories about the early Jewish Patriarchs and their families: Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and his two wives and 12 sons.  Jacob’s son Joseph is eventually sold into slavery in Egypt; that story is a bridge into the next unit, “Slavery in Egypt.”  6th graders are doing a great job of reading and understanding the stories for themselves in the book of Genesis as they complete their journals each week.

7th Grade is studying the life of Christ this year, as well as His gifts to us on earth today – the Sacraments.  This week they will learn about some of the events in Jesus’ early life.  This will lead to some discussion of the Rosary, because the each decade of the Rosary is a meditation on the lives of Jesus and Mary.

8th Grade continue to explore the topic, “What is Church?”  The next two chapters cover The Church as a people of prayer and as a people of service.   We will discuss the fact that the chapter on prayer comes first for a reason – everything we do must begin and end with prayer; our acts of service are without meaning if it is not done because of our love for God.