Catechesis of the Good Shepherd- Level 1 Training
Train to become certified as a Catechist to teach Level 1 in the Atrium. Taught by Beverley Hoyt on Thursday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am at the Advent beginning September 14, 2017.
Costs of registration for members of the Advent are covered by the Christian Education Department.
Where we go/what we do:
3K-4K Sunday School: 8:45-10:50
Everything that takes place in class, from teacher/child relationships to lessons, is designed to nurture children in the love of Jesus.
3K (three years old by September 1, 2017) Room 108
Three-year-olds begin with stories about Jesus. The rest of the year they learn Old and New Testament stories of promise, taught in relation to Jesus. They also learn the Lord’s Prayer and attend Children’s Chapel.
4K (four years old by September 1, 2017) Room 110
Four-year-olds visit the Atrium of the Good Shepherd. Discovering and deepening the child’s relationship with Jesus as the Good Shepherd is the primary focus of the atrium. They return to their classroom for a Bible story, snack and playground time.
Kindergarten (five years old by September 1, 2017) Room 107
Kindergarteners attend the 9:00 service with their parents and leave the nave following the announcements. They visit the Atrium of the Good Shepherd during the 10:00 hour, where discovering and deepening the child’s relationship with Jesus as the Good Shepherd is the primary focus.
First/Second/Third graders attend the 9:00 service with their parents and leave the Nave following the announcements. Adult volunteers meet the children in Clingman Commons and take them to S.N.A.C.K., Bible Adventures or Arts & Crafts. From there, teachers take the children to their classrooms. Parents pick up children from their classroom at 10:50 a.m.
Fourth/Fifth graders meet their Sunday School teachers in their classroom following the 9:00 service. Students may meet parents at a designated spot after Sunday School, and parents should sign the permission form in the child’s classroom. Teachers are happy to wait with children each week if you prefer to pick them up in the classroom.
Sixth graders meet their Sunday School teachers in the classroom following the 9:00 service and are dismissed at 10:50 to meet parents. During Confirmation in the spring, sixth graders will leave the 9:00 service after the announcements to meet the youth ministers in the Coe Conference Room.
Grades 1 – 6 Curriculum Overview:
First Grade: Room 104
We learn about the life of Jesus – his significance, his miracles, his parables, his teachings, and his sermons.
Second Grade: Room 216
In the fall we learn about the Church of the Advent and the Episcopal Church in general. In the spring the church gives us a Bible, and we learn how to use it. Throughout the year we work on memorizing Psalm 23. At the end the year, we present our Annual Second Grade Bible Play.
Third Grade: Room 213
We learn all about the Old Testament: the beginnings of Creation, the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), the Exodus (Moses), the Judges, the Kings, and the Major and Minor Prophets.
Fourth Grade: Room 311
We learn about Jesus as we study the New Testament through the eyes of his followers.
Fifth Grade: Room 307
We study the lives (and deaths) of many of the beloved heroes found throughout Christian history and literature (with some of the second semester in The Pilgrim’s Progress). Through them, we find much to strengthen our own lives. A highlight of the year is the Christmas Pageant, not to missed!
Sixth Grade: Room 310
The first half of the year is spent studying the Bible and what it has to say to the myriad of questions which we begin to face in sixth grade, while the second semester finds one of the most important steps many of us ever take: Confirmation.