At Mustard Seed School, we recognize that each student is on a faith journey. In addition to daily worship, faith is woven into the fabric of the day so that students have time to question and explore their own beliefs in the context of our school community and the world. Middle School teachers work to have authentic conversations that welcome a broad range of experiences and invite questions and sharing. Wondering how this plays out? Below are some recent examples.
- In Courageous, one student shared personal news of a baby being born while another student talked about a death in their family. The class came together to pray for each other.
- In book clubs in the Brave class, students talked about characters’ faith (and their family’s faith) being important to them and guiding their work, life, and response to (esp. bad) things happening in their lives.
- In seventh grade language arts, students think about faith and literature often. A recent study of To Kill A Mocking Bird led to discussions about what happens when Christians act in ways that are not Christ-like.
- In eighth grade, students discuss faith almost daily as they consider current events. This term, as they learned about the history of Christianity, the class had many discussions about individual faith as well as what their families believe in terms of social issues.
Sixth grade students pray at the end of the day before leaving school.
Waving palms as the kindergarten leads the virtual Palm Celebration