Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday

Today was busy. I accompanied Abbott's fourth grade class on a field trip to St. Mark's Cathedral, as part of their study of Christianity. The fourth grade studies world religions. We've visited a Jewish synagogue, a mosque, and a Hindu temple already, and in the next month will visit a Sikh temple and a Tibetan Buddhist temple. The experiences have been good and expanding for all of us in the community, I think.

In other news, we haven't had to leave the neighborhood after school all week, and that has felt like a gift.

8 comments:

C.E.R. said...

Lecia, these photos are amazing! I'm sure the sites must take your breath away in person.

thisfriendlyvillage said...

Such beautiful photos of the church I was married in! St Mark's holds such beauty and interesting history. I love this place! Thank you for posting these. And so important for your boys to learn about all kinds of beliefs. Margaret

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

So cool to get glimpses into all of these different religious perspectives. I'm sure the students return to the classroom with mounds of questions.

emily said...

i'm jealous about the not leaving the neighborhood. these afternoons have been brutal over here.

and i love the study of religions in fourth grade. brilliant.

tawathie said...

What a great idea - what a great way to begin to foster a world perspective! Do your boys attend a private school, to allow for curriculum like that?
And, as always, beautiful photos!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you, friends.

Tawathie: yes - a private school.

KPiep said...

Oh my,it's fantastic! But then, I have a thing for beautiful places of worship...in all sorts of faiths and styles.

Kristen said...

What gorgeous pictures and what a neat experience for your fourth graders to be able to experience such beauty and diversity among these field trips. Very cool.