UU Book of Stories

The K-2 class had a great time on Sunday creating stories for a UU Book of Stories. One student would start the story and then new ideas were introduced by another student, and on and on. Each color represents a different person adding to the story.  Do you recognize any of the seven principles?

Once upon a time there was a family of cats: a mom, a dad, and two girl kittens Lilac and Rose. Nearby lived a mean dog, but the kittens were always kind to the dog even though it was always mean. One day the mom kitty had a baby and the kittens were very kind to the new kitten. They named the new kitten Tulip. It was a loving family.

 

Once upon a time there was a family with a mom and two children. The children were named Mia and Anchou and they were brothers who loved to wrestle with each other. The family lived in a small wooden cottage in the forest. One day the brothers were outside wrestling when they went to the end of the forest and found a barn where the mean ogre lived. The mean ogre chased the brothers all the way back to their wooden cottage and the brothers invited the ogre inside to sit on the couch and play video games. The boys and the ogre became friends and hung out together every week.

 

Once upon a time there was a family with 10 children. They lived near a river and on the other side of the river there were two horrible creatures: a nine-headed hydra and a 3-headed dog. The 10 children didn’t believe their mother when she told them about the horrible creatures so they decided to search for the truth themselves. They ran to the river and found the most dangerous part where the waters were raging. All 10 children lined the bank and one called out to the creatures, “Show yourselves!” And another child cupped his hands and shouted, “Creatures, we don’t believe you’re real!” And soon all 10 children were shouting at the creatures. Suddenly the nine-headed hydra jumped out of the water and ate nine of the children in one big gulp. The remaining and oldest child ran back to the house and told his mother all about what happened.  And the mother said, “Perhaps you believe me now. Now eat your supper and go to bed.” And he did.

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#GiveRefugeesRest

A campaign by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR-USA) to end Islamophobia and welcome refugees. www.giverefugeesrest.com

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Thumb pianos

Many thanks to Dan and Kathy Swenson for providing super cool thumb piano kits (that they made) for the K-2 class.

Everyone had a great time putting them together with hammer, nails, and glue…

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Dan assists Ryan and Holden.

Kathy steadies as Maia hammers.

Kathy steadies as Maia hammers.

Arthur assembles.

Arthur assembles.

Holden hammers.

Holden hammers.

Griffin plays

Griffin plays

Music abounds.

Music abounds.

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Globe/Snow

Day and night

in action.

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Guest at Your Table

Here’s another story of hope: Irish Grace M. Ramirez
We receive the Guest at Your Table offering on Sunday, January 17.

Guest

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Candles

Classes joined together and made candles!
Here are some proud candle makers (click to enlarge)…
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And here are some creations…
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Also, we continue to discuss the UUSC Guest at Your Table fundraising program. Here’s another story of hope: Lilian Castillo
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Guest at Your Table

Classes joined together and discussed the UUSC Guest at Your Table fundraising program. We also made numerous collection cans so everyone can contribute.
You can read one of the Guest at Your Table stories of hope here: Catherine Chvany and Alexander Strasser.

Guest

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Thankful

Our Pre-K and K-2 classes made some adorable turkeys for table decorations. Be sure to add something you’re thankful for to an empty feather.

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We can move!

Here are some of our Pre-K students enjoying pudding that they made themselves simply by moving and shaking their own bodies.
Yum!

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Ecuador!

On Sunday Jessica Long took everyone on a trip to Ecuador (where she counted hummingbirds while in college). We learned there are many many species of hummingbirds. When she was there, her job was to catch birds in a huge net and tag and then release them. Hummingbirds were often too smart to be caught because they would fly backwards, out of the net! She also showed us how to make a special playdough out of bread and glue and everyone got to sculpt their own project. In the end we were all treated to a dessert potluck in honor of Jonalu’s first service. Yum. Many thanks to Jessica and to everyone who brought treats.
Click on any picture to enlarge and view a slide show. (Check back again and again to see if I’ve added more pictures!)
Lily, Jessica, and Iris help create the dough.

Lily, Jessica, and Iris help create the dough.

Shaping the dough.

Shaping the dough.

More shaping

More shaping

Snowman with hat

Snowman with hat

Bouncy balls

Bouncy balls

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