Spirit Play: Grades 2 – 4

Promises: Lesson pertaining to our principles and stories illustrating each principle.

We see the purpose of religious education as helping children in living into their own answers to the existential questions, as: Where did we come from? What are we doing here? What is our purpose? How do we choose to live our lives? What are our gifts? How do we use them? What happens when we die? Why do we die? Why are we lonely and sad sometimes?

We use the Montessori approach and Berryman’s morning-as-worship approach for the structure of the morning. As in Montessori, the key elements are the classroom environment and the teachers. These elements free the children to work at their own pace on their own issues.

Stories have been developed in the following categories using current children’s literature, myths, and religious stories that cover answers from various sources to the existential questions above.