Spirit Play Parent News for the week of March 19, 2017

Spirit Play Parent News for the week of March 19, 2017

Here’s what happened in your child’s class

I Live in the Universe
by Aline D. Wolf
Science Source
adapted by Nita Penfold

I Live in the Universe.

When someone asks me, Where do you live? I say, I live in this house.

My house is on a street, so I can also say, I live on this street.

My street is in a city and my city is in a state. So I can say, I live in this city and in this state.

My state is one of the 50 states in the United States, so I tell people, I live in the United States.

The United States is one of the countries in North America, so I also say, I live in North America.

North America is one of the seven continents on Planet Earth. I like to say, I live on Planet Earth.

Planet Earth is one of the nine planets that go around the sun in our Solar System. I can say, I live in the solar system.

Our sun is one of over one hundred billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. It is fun for me to say, I live in the Milky Way.

The Milky Way is one of over one hundred billion galaxies in the Universe. I am proud to say, I live in the Universe.
Is there any place I could live that is bigger than the Universe? I wonder.

Wondering Questions:
I wonder if you have ever seen or heard any of this before?
I wonder which of these places is the most important?
I wonder which part you like the best?
I wonder where you might be in this lesson?
I wonder if we can leave out any of these places and still have the lesson?
I wonder which place you like the best?
I wonder how the Universe came to be?
I wonder if there could be more than one universe?
I wonder where you are in this story?
I wonder if this lesson reminds you of any of our Unitarian Universalist Promises?
I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery might be in this lesson?

Yours in faith,

Robin


UPCOMING EVENTS

Movie Nights for Parents and Adolescents!

Please join us for two movie nights with your adolescents. Recommended for parents of youth from fourth and fifth grade through high school. Childcare will be available!

Sunday, April 23, 5:00-7:00 pm – Miss Representation:
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

– See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/

Sunday, May 7, 5:00-7:00 pm – The Mask You Live In:
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. The documentary ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

– See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in/


Children’s Chapel April 9! At our April 9 Children’s Chapel, we will be building a Little Free Pantry. We have a project manager who will help us design and build the pantry. We need someone who has experience with installation of a structure on a post and a post-hole digger! Click here for examples! Please email Robin Slaw if you can help.


Family Game Night and Potluck, Saturday, April 22, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us for a meal and games! Families of all types are invited! Bring your favorite games to share. Mark your calendars now!


Elementary Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes for Grades K/1 and Grades 4/5
Please remind your OWL students to go directly to class and not enter the Sanctuary! Classes will run through April 2nd. Kindergarten and First Grade 9:00-10:00 am, Fourth and Fifth Grade 11:00 am-12:30 pm. All other RE Classes continue as normal.


Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators! Next class Sunday, March 26th, 5:00-7:00 pm Facilitated by Doug Miller, Steph Silver, and Robin Slaw.

 

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