Sunday School Info
Education on Sunday mornings is one of the ways we connect with and support families. While lessons are age appropriate we encourage at home discussion during the week and focus on building relationships in small groups across generations.
Preschool: Starting at age 3 through pre-kindergarten children come to a classroom set up just for their age. They focus on one story for a month, hearing about it and learning the story in many different ways using all the intelligences possible! Some weeks there is art, some cooking, and some are full of movement and games. Preschoolers join the kindergarten class for 20 minutes of music each week as well and they sing in worship periodically.
Kindergarten: Children in Kindergarten also come to their own classroom and focus on one story each month hearing about it and learning the story in many different ways using all the intelligences possible! Some weeks there is art, some cooking, and some are full of movement and games. Kindergartners join the preschool class for 20 minutes of music each week as well and they sing in worship periodically.
Elementary Students: 1st-5th grade: In these grades children are placed in small groups called tribes by grade and they follow a rotation schedule. For about a month one story is the focus and each week they go to a different rotation class with their tribe leaders and small group in their grade. Cooking, Science, Art, Games, Drama, and Music are all a part of the curriculum. Each week students meet in the sanctuary for an opening time together and then head off to their different class. See below for the Monthly Rotation Schedules:
January 2013: John the Baptist
February 2013: Wandering in the Wilderness
March 2013: Special Schedule!
March 3rd: 1st, 4th/5th Drama in Sanctuary, 2nd/3rd: Communion Class in Fellowship Hall
March 10th: Camp Sunday! This will be a Sunday where families come together for camp activities led by Sky Ranch
March 17th: PSD Spring break–no classes
March 24th: Palm Sunday Cross+Generational Event!
March 31st: Easter Sunday! Egg Hunt and Breakfast!
April 2013: Doubting Thomas
May 2013: Creation
Middle School Students: Youth in grades 6th-8th meet in the Middle School Youth Room and engage in different kinds of lessons. This year Reform is the main curriculum and they students look at a different topic each week. Middle School students are also invited to volunteer in preschool, Kindergarten, and Nursery classes during this hour.
High School Students: Grades 9th-12th meet in the HS youth room and engage in discussion on various topics taught by youth minister Elisa Thornton and other volunteers.