Because I was still recovering from emergency surgery, Alyce Sosnowski, our catechist who is also a Montessori teacher, offered to give a session on flower arranging to the children. Flower arranging is an important practical skill, but in addition it teaches children how to take care and keep sacred spaces beautiful! It also happens to be one of the favorite works of the children. In the atrium where I taught for 8 years, it was a work that the children would choose each week, because they wanted to proudly display their tiny floral arrangements on our prayer table. They were so proud of their little contribution toward making our prayer table beautiful for Jesus!
Here are a few photos shared by Christy Sharafinski. I believe her daughter Calista, who is also one of our junior helpers, assisted in taking these photos. Thank you Christy and Calista!