RE Blog

Blog for the Religious Education Program.

Tour Inside Our Body

Jen Thomsen shared a book about our bodies and then we got to listen to our hearts! Wow, our bodies are loud!

Then we exercised…

and listened to our hearts again…

They beat faster!

Tour up Mount Whitney

Clara and Mark Mayfield took us on a tour up Mount Whitney. We watched a video and looked at pictures while we snacked on homemade trail mix.  

Making trail mix.
Lots of pictures.
Taking a virtual hike.
Answering questions.


Tour of our own Creativity

Cathy taught us a wonderful mantra for creative thinking: “If I don’t make it, it might never exist!”

We did several creativity flexing exercises

and then… we created our own worlds! Here are some of our drawings…


Here are the chips and the final results of our ChampionChip Tournament. Thanks to all for your participation! 


Tour of the Eukaryotic Cell

Taryn had us coloring, viewing a video, and squishing up blueberries so we could extract blueberry DNA. It worked! Handy vials were given to everyone so we could carry around our blueberry DNA in our pockets.

Tour of Print Making

Katie, Lindsay, and Ruby took us on a glorious tour of print making. After assembling our paint pallet (seen in the picture below), we ventured outside to find some items with interesting textures so we could make our prints.

Tour of China

Elke Lorenz took us on a wonderful tour of China.  We learned about children in China who are just like us.

​Elegant scarves and fans were just a few of the trinkets we got to explore. (Thanks go to Justin Harms for the great pictures.)

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Patagonia, Chile, and Empanadas!

Many thanks to Susan Adamchak for taking us all on a trip to the Patagonia region of Chile. It was especially fun to start the lesson by making empanadas! They were extra delicious and we made enough to share with everyone.

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Take Apart Party

We had a wonderful time at our Summer program Bon Voyage Take Apart Party! Thanks to everyone for donating your old electrical items and loaning us your tools.