Our creative response time was cut a little short today in order to have time clean up and practice a fire drill together. It was a little jarring to say the least to see the room go from a very calm, self-directed, and focused creative workspace to a fire drill. The kids did do a great job of exciting the classroom and building quickly. We talked through a few ideas for how the big kids could help take care of the little kids when we need to walk around the building to the parking lot and then headed back up to finish our class with our feast. Once we all got back upstairs the calm, quiet spell had been lost and we had a room full of boisterous and giggling kiddos. I returned to the front of the room and asked the kids to join me - I silently picked up our Christ Candle and lit it and asked Christ to be with us as we prayed before sharing our feast. It was amazing to watch how quickly our circle of prayer brought the children back together, and, as they began passing the candle around the circle and sharing, either silently or aloud, a small prayer, you could see the calm passing around the room with the candle. Thank you for sending us your wonderful children today. It was an honor to share in their gifts.
Godly Play Team
Hannah Hannover, Minister to Children and Families and Genya Coffey, Christian Education Team Coordinator make up our current team of guides and storytellers. Both have attended workshops in order to receive certification from the Godly Play Foundation. They will take turns authoring the blog posts found here. Interested in joining the team? Be sure to let them know through the contact page.