Session 17: Wondering About Stars

Session 17: Wondering About Stars
Session 17: Wondering About Stars

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  • As the darkness deepens o'er us, lo, eternal stars arise. — "Now on Land and Sea Descending," Hymn 47 in Singing the Living Tradition This...
  • Activity Minutes Activity 1: Free Play 15 Activity 2: Circle Rhymes Transition 5 Activity 3: Circle Time 5 Activity 4: Story 5 Activity 5:...
  • Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. How do you feel when you gaze at the stars? Gazing into the heart of...
  • Description of Activity In the Chalice Children program, sessions begin with Activity 1, Free Play, rather than a formal Opening. The...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags Variety of free play options, such as toys, a puzzle, a storybook, manipulatives, dramatic play props, and...
  • Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Display the Circle Rhymes posters from Session 1. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chalice with tea light flame or other preschool chalice option Feelings...
  • Materials for Activity Story book Preparation for Activity Choose a story from the following suggestions: Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle,...
  • Materials for Activity A large roll of paper or sheets of paper taped together A thick permanent marker (Sharpie TM) and a pencil Paper-...
  • Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs, especially the new, star-related songs introduced in this activity...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelope, hole punch, and yarn or ribbon...
  • Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leader: How do we feel about what went on during this session? Why? What was the...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Solar Oven Instructions Cardboard pizza boxes, one for each solar oven Rulers, at least one per table...
  • Materials for Activity Drawing paper Markers, crayons, and/or paints and paintbrushes Moistened paper towels Optional: Draw Me a Star by...
  • Materials for Activity Cardboard star shapes, 1 foot wide, one for each child Markers or crayons Decorations such as sparkly paper,...
  • As the darkness deepens o'er us, lo, eternal stars arise. — "Now on Land and Sea Descending," Hymn 47 in Singing the Living Tradition IN...
  • On the top of a pizza box, use a ruler and a marker to draw lines parallel to three sides of the box—the left, right, and front (where the...
  • "Solar Cookers International (SCI) is a nonprofit organization that works to improve human health, quality of life, and the environment by...
  • On YouTube, watch " 13.7 Billion Years of Evolution in 85 Seconds " produced by Connie Barlow; " Journey to the Edge of the Universe " with...

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