Last night we had our January meeting. This month's theme was: St. Joan of Arc, the virtue of Obedience, the color white, and the Carnation. Here is an overview from our meeting:
Each month I have had coloring pages for the girls to color as we wait for everyone to arrive. Since this month's lesson focused on St. Joan of Arc, the girls colored a beautiful stained glass picture of her out of Fenestrae Fidei. While they were coloring, they listened to God's Hero on Horseback: The Story of St. Joan of Arc.
Once all the girls arrived we began our meeting with the prayer to St. Therese and the Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love. We then continued with a review of last month's virtue and saint. As usual beads went into the jar for all the completed assignments... The jar is starting to fill up!
Next I introduced the virtue we will be working on this month, Obedience, and we read a short biography of the saint for this month, St. Joan of Arc.
After that I continued the lesson by asking the girls questions about Obedience. Like the last couple months, I once again used the book Chat's With God's Little Ones. This month I used the lesson on The Fourth Commandment. This book has been a life-saver and I have been thrilled with how great these little lessons are working for our meetings!!!
Following the lesson the girls began making their notebook pages for this month. I had a really hard time finding Carnation embellishments so I found a couple images online and printed them out in various sizes for the girls. They weren't quite as cute as the embellishments, but they worked just fine, and they were less expensive! =)
Here is my sample page for the girls. I included the Prayer for Obedience, along with a Bible quote suggested in the Craft Companion and memory verse for this month.
I have been putting off coming up with the pages till the last minute, and my creativity has really been lacking lately. Nevertheless, the girls are always able to take what I give them and come up with the cutest creations to add to their books.
Here are their finished pages for this month:
The notebooks are all filling up very nicely and it is so neat to see the girls looking back through their various notebook and coloring pages.
Snack time was next. I have been thrilled that all the moms have been more than willing to help tie in the snack to each month's theme.
Since the flower for this month was the Carnation and the color was White, one of the girl's older sisters (who is ALSO a Little Flower!) made White Carnation cupcakes for us!!
Didn't they turn out cute?! The girls loved them!!
I had brought along a couple books about St. Joan but by the time the girls finished playing Saint Memory it was time to head home.
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