On Saturday afternoon Older Daughter and I went out to the school parking lot of our banishment (see previous post), and drew outlines for the kids to fill in:
This morning we took the kids out with a big bag full of chalk. I explained the symbolism of the drawings, and they got to work. Here are some results:
That last one is the monogram of Mary; the young artist added her own monogram at the top! (I cropped it for privacy.)
Once the kids got started, they worked fast; the project was completed way before the hour was up. The kids decided to draw a huge cross, which they filled in with glow-in-the-dark chalk:
We had issued a blanket invitation to the parents to come to the class; one mother showed up. I talked to her after class. She said she appreciated that we were trying to "liven things up." She reports that she has a sister who teaches catechism, and the kids love it. The sister says the book we're using isn't much good. I agree! The Mom promised to send a copy of the book her sister uses with her son next week. I'm curious to see what it is. I asked the Mom to see if her sister has any tips or suggestions for us. I'm rapidly running out of bright ideas ...