Friday (Term 2 | Week 9)

Welcome to fabulous Friday.
Today is also Catholic Identity Day. 

Today is also Aleer’s 7th birthday. We sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to help him celebrate his special day. Children get to be classroom assistant on their birthday and choose their partner for the day. Today Aleer chose his friend, Arnav.

Congratulations to Arnav, who has achieved his 100 books home reading award – a super achievement. And here’s a picture of Kayla, whose achievement of 125 books we celebrated yesterday.


Religion | Shared Reading

Today the children listened to the story of Zacchaeus and then viewed a short animation too.  

Luke 19:1-10 Jesus and Zacchaeus

He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

The children gathered in a circle as some of their peers played musical chairs in the middle of the circle.

We imagined what we would do if Jesus came to our house as he went to Zacchaeus’ home … what wonderful ideas we came up with.

Our prayer space at the end of the day.  Well done everyone!

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