I'm happy to say that I believe week one was a success! As we moved along our first week, we all became acclimated to the new norms of this school year: wearing our masks, practicing social distancing, and washing & sanitizing our hands. I am really proud of our SJF students with their diligence in adhering to our new safety guidelines. I'm hoping our students feel well informed and comfortable with both the academic and behavioral expectations of the Jr. High Students which were discussed with them last week in their classes. Letters to the parents regarding the 7th and 8th grade Religion curriculum and required service are available on my blog under Parent Information.
***7th Grade Religion***
This week we will be starting in out textbook Blest Are We. We will be discussing the role of the gospel writers, their individual accounts of Jesus' life, and the difference in each of their writing styles. We will also be discussing the term "oral tradition" and the role it played back in the time of Jesus as well as the role it continues to play in our lives today.
***Students should be working on their FIVE hours of required service for this first trimester. Service logs were given to the students last week in class. Due to social distancing and the constraints it has placed upon social interaction, students may complete 2 of their 5 required service hours at home, helping with projects and extraordinary tasks.
***8th Grade Religion***
This week we will be discussing this year's school theme "We Are Called." We will be making posters in class that will reflect our theme. These posters will illustrate the many ways we are called to be children of God and will show the actions we must take to love and care for one another. These posters will then be displayed in the halls of our school to remind all of our SJF students of this year's theme.
We will also be discussing the Nicene Creed. We will be reviewing and analyzing the statements of beliefs professed in the Nicene Creed. The students will then be asked to compose their own personal Creed.
***Students should be working on their EIGHT hours of required service for this first trimester. Due to social distancing and the constraints it has placed upon social interaction, students may complete 4 of their 8 required service hours at home, helping with projects and extraordinary tasks.