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Session 19: The Wonder of Weather

Session 19: The Wonder of Weather
Session 19: The Wonder of Weather

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  • For the sun, for rain and thunder, for the seasons' harmony . . . — "For the Earth Forever Turning," Hymn 163 in Singing the Living...
  • 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 observe the weather? Are you likely to casually glance out a...
  • 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: Wind by Marion Dane Bauer, 2003...
  • Materials for Activity Cotton balls, at least 12 per child Glue sticks Light blue construction paper, one sheet per child Dark color...
  • Materials for Activity For each station: Two clear bowls of warm water; a tray; cotton balls, several for each child; (optional) tongs...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Cotton balls Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs listed in Posters for...
  • 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...
  • Preparation for Activity Map out a walk around the grounds, making sure that it will be accessible to everyone in the group. Make sure that...
  • For the sun, for rain and thunder, for the seasons' harmony . . . — "For the Earth Forever Turning," Hymn 163 in Singing the Living...
  • The quote for this session comes from "For the Earth Forever Turning" by Kim Oler, Hymn 163 in Singing the Living Tradition . Learn about...

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