Every Wednesday begins with the school Eucharist. It is always a joyful occasion. Each week a different class carries their class banner in the procession. Class members are chosen to read the lesson and the Prayers of the People, which they help write. They also choose a special song to sing.
Part of the curriculum we use is "Living the Good News" which is based on the Sunday gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. I supplement that with stories from the Old and New Testaments and Godly Play for the pre-k, kindergarden, and 1st grade classes. We also have music (sometimes with instruments) and make "a joyful noise unto the Lord."
I take the 2nd-5th grades into the church for class. They enjoy taking turns reading bible passages from the lectern, which we then discuss. They seem to pay attention and absorb what is being read. I am impressed with the reading skills of the students.
During the Christmas season we made ornaments for the Jesse Tree, learned about the meaning of Advent, and had a glorious Christmas pageant.
During Lent, we will be focusing on the penetential season of Lent in preparation for Easter.
Soon we will begin planning and making prayer books for the children to take home.