It is no wonder why the Easter season falls during Spring, a time of resurrection and transfiguration throughout all of God’s creation. As little buds pop up from the ground and tiny chrysalises dangle from branches, it feels as though all of nature is preparing for the Resurrection of our Lord. Our littlest ones at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School have been quite observant of these changes around us and are drawing parallels between the Spring season and what we as Christians celebrate on Easter Sunday.
The EC4 class has been learning about recycling, the process of transforming something old into something brand new and beautiful. Students took old plastic milk jugs and recycled them into adorable Easter baskets which they will use for their Easter egg hunt next week! As we continue into spring, students will be planting a window garden and observing new life and continual growth. Both of these projects carry over into Religion class, where students have been learning about the crucifixion and the resurrection of our Lord. Christ takes us as we are, and transforms us into something beautiful and brand new.
Students in both Kindergarten and Second Grade had special class pets the past few weeks: cuddly, crawling caterpillars! They learned about the caterpillar’s habitat and watched them grow bigger and bigger as they prepared to rest in their cocoon for several days. This week, the caterpillars emerged into beautiful Lady painted butterflies!
The classes not only learned about the Life Cycle of a butterfly, but they also learned that a butterfly is a symbol of Jesus and His transformation through the crucifixion to the Resurrection into Heaven.
As we observe these final days of Lent, may we prepare our hearts to be recycled and transformed into beautiful new creations in Christ Jesus.