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Worship During Lent

March 3, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian

Lent is the most quiet season of the year. This is a time when the children listen to stories about getting ready to celebrate the mystery of Easter.

Lent began with Ash Wednesday.

Children used ashes to make a cross on the cover of their lenten journals, forming each part with a prayer:

Jesus teach me,

how to follow you.

The worship stories during Lent invite children to reflect on the life of Jesus.

After listening to the story, children are invited to draw their prayers using oil pastels. As they work, music fills the space to help inspire them.

“I was afraid when I was watching a show, but then I remembered that Jesus is inside me.”

Sossi Essajanian

Teacher, Sky Class

Sossi Essajanian is excited to continue her teaching and learning journey at the Mustard Seed School. She began teaching at the United Nations International School where she worked with children and colleagues from around the world. This inspired her to take a primary teaching position abroad in Nicosia, Cyprus, where she lived and worked for two years.

Ms. Essajanian has a passion for supporting children’s social/emotional skills and learning through a loving and caring classroom community. These are built on creating shared understandings and opportunities for children to identify and express their feelings and of those around them. She believes in creating experiences through pair and group work where learning blossoms through social experiences.

Ms. Essajanian also enjoys reading and talking about books and continues to pursue her second passion: editing. She’s worked in various editorial capacities in newspapers, magazines, and books. She was recently excited to serve as the development editor of a children’s book about engineering and is looking forward to leading some tinkering investigations of her own with her students!

In her free time Ms. Essajanian runs, swims laps, and likes to take long walks to explore the world around her.

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