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Three exciting new curricula this year!

Picture Book UU

Picture Book UU is based on the 36 best picture books for teaching young children about the love, reason, tolerance and good works that make up our faith. Some of the books that will be used are Henry Builds a Cabin by D.B. Johnson (teaches children to think for themselves and live simply, as does Henry, the bear, based on Henry David Thoreau), Owen and Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff (Author), Craig Hatkoff (Author), Paula Kahumbu (Author), Peter Greste (Illustrator) (a true story about a Hippo and a Turtle who become friends) and Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco (three children work out a way to solve some problems and make connections despite differences in race, religion and heritages). Picture Book UU will be used for our Kindergarten, grade 1 & 2 class.

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure concentrates on Unitarian Universalist identity through exciting activities from themes in engineering, exploration, medicine, sports, holidays, food and nature. It is an action packed curriculum. For example, a food session in the kitchen explores the world of Unitarian-Universalist Fanny Farmer.   A science session exploring the impact of the world-wide-web features a take-apart part party where our young scientists get to disassemble assorted electronics. Spirit of Adventure will be used in our grade 3, 4 & 5 class.

Traditions with a Wink

Traditions with a Wink, our new Middle school curriculum, teaches an understanding of UU faith and identity that replaces the vague “anything we want to” statement with: “We come from a long tradition of questioning and searching. We come from a long tradition of loving kindness and good works.” As Unitarian Universalists, we have powerful stories and visions of hope. Through Traditions with a Wink, we share them with our older children as they begin the process of shaping their own faith. This curriculum will be used with our grade 6 ,7 & 8 class.

Chalice Children

In addition to these new curricula we will be offering Chalice Children for our Preschool class. Chalice Children follows the premise that children learn best through direct experience. This curriculum is designed to nurture children’s spiritual growth, creativity and connection to their Unitarian Universalist community.

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