Liturgies

The Practice of Gratitude

Posted by Joe Filbrun, SCS Board Member
 
For many people, the beginning of a new year is a natural time to assess the past, look to the future, make new goals, and recalibrate plans. I find myself doing that each January, too, and it can be very helpful. But I’ve also noticed something else that can sneak in with all that assessing and planning: dissatisfaction. If I’m not careful, looking back can become an exercise in dwelling on my failures or disappointments,

I am Grateful

Posted by Eileen Faber, 1st grade teacher

I’m not only certified to teach First Grade, I have a K-12 English teaching endorsement. This summer when I renewed my certificate for the 6th time, I once again was told that I could take Joel Bratt’s job. 

Language and words have always been important to me.  I was the editor of the school paper in high school.  I’ve always liked to write.  Transformational grammar was my favorite college course.  I have to make sure my texts have the correct punctuation or I just don’t feel good about sending them.  We don’t write a lot in first grade, but we use lots of spoken language.  I hope that my first graders leave my classroom remembering many things that I have taught them: (Some of these are grammatically related; some are just my first grade bits of wisdom to live by.) Read more >> about I am Grateful

Technology in Education

Posted by Kaelyn Bullock, High School Social Studies

Technology has been rapidly changing our world over the past ten years. It changes our lifestyles and work habits. It should also be changing our education system. Consistent technology integration in classrooms will better equip students for the life and jobs of their future.
 
One of the many ways technology has changed our world, is that it has put information at our fingertips.

Liturgies, Formation and Ecosystem

I wish we could bottle all the enthusiasm and excitement from the start of our school year so that I could release it in small doses later in the year.  New clothes, new faces, new school supplies, and renewed attitudes all blend together to generate a liturgy of praise.  This continues into the school picnic where the simplicity of sharing a grilled hotdog with old friends and new acquaintances becomes an opportunity to worship within the ecosystem that supports the Christian formation of our children.