Lent: A Time for Sacrifice
Students have openly shared ideas on something they would sacrifice over this Lenten season. Aside from giving up sweets or candy students shared a handful of ideas that would be more challenging. Many shared they would give up screen time by using less technology- iPads, games on a phone, and use of a tablet. Others shared giving up video games or a favorite toy. Aside from giving up something tangible we discussed things to do in place of a favored activity such as offering to help in the kitchen, unload the dishwasher, clean their room, put away laundry, or picking up and doing an extra chore that wasn't theirs to do. Practicing the virtue given in daily Lenten reflections is also something they are modeling in their actions to others. Something added to our everyday classroom prayers are daily intentions and everyone has a chance to share what is on their heart.