Roots Class (pre-k to first grade) w/Marie:
We came up with so many questions today for Reverend Sarah, getting ready for our meeting with her this Tuesday. Many questions about pet snails, word is out! 🙂 

I hope the children enjoyed today’s story, The Town of Turtle by Michelle Cuevas. I feel just like a turtle, down in my own little space. Turtle dreams big, beautiful plans and after some imagining, “the wind moved into the trees, laughter moved into the houses, and light moved into the dark.” But it all begins “Turtle spent a lot of time in his shell. It was very dark inside— as dark as the inside of a closed flower, as dark as the underside of a bell.  But in the dark, turtle dreamed.” 

We all need to dream right now. 

Seedlings Class (2nd to 4th grade) w/Piaf:
This week we watched a short video of ministerial candidate Sarah telling a Time for All Ages story and discussed its meaning. The kids did a great job of revising their initial reactions to the story as they examined each characters point-of-view and tried to connect it to experiences they’ve had in their own lives. We added to our list of questions for Sarah and then pivoted to talk about Earth Day, including watching a quick clip about animals in Yosemite. With fewer humans out, how has wildlife benefitted? This duality of the tragedy of the pandemic and the benefits to the environment led us to a storytelling game entitled Fortunately & Unfortunately.

Wildflower Youth (5th & Middle School) w/Solveij:
Today we played charades, shared music and art, and came up with questions to ask Sarah on Tuesday night when she meets with the youth group.