2014, 03/02 Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
Our Sunday School realized that Dr. Seuss' birthday was going to land on a Sunday, so we decided to tailor our lessons around that fact. We still followed our regular curriculi for the week, but just made it Seuss themed! I mean seriously, Dr. Seuss wrote great books for children about the environment and emotions.
For instance, the Pre-school class had a topic of Courage. Well, Green Eggs and Ham is a great story about Courage!
For our Every Day is Earth Day several books are great, The Lorax for sure!
How about Horton Hears a Who for feelings of "everyone is important" which is a theme we tap on too! There you go, fun lessons everyone can enjoy. That got tied into snack time too!
Here's your ham with green:
And here's Green Eggs (mini lemon meringues):
One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish:
And of course, we had to have a Truffula Tree:
Learning can be so much fun!
September 3, 2017 1:00 PM
END OF SUMMER PICNIC - September 3rd
Invite your friends and family and join us Sunday, September 3rd at 1pm at Lake Fairfax Park for some camaraderie and conversation. We have reserved picnic shelter K (capacity 100) with a view overlooking the 18 acre lake. There is a restored antique carousel, hiking, pedal boat rentals, tour boat rides, fishing and you can bring your own personal watercraft. The Water Mine Family Swimming Hole is also located on the property so pack your suit if you want to cool off after the picnic. Grills and charcoal will be provided. Bring any meat or veggies you wish to grill and a dish to share with the group! Please RSVP to Democracy07@gmail.com
Here is a link with fees for activities:. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax/wp-marina.htm
September 17, 2017 11:00 AM
The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling have delighted a world-wide audience for 20 years. What is it about this series that has captured the attention, the imagination and the love of hundreds of millions of people of all ages? Join NoVES member Amy Anderson as she explores the moral foundations of these books and argues that the Harry's moral compass and moral failings are major components of the books' overwhelming success.
September 23, 2017 4:00 PM
The NoVES Book Club will meet to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on September 23rd at members home in Alexandria, VA. If you are interested in participating please email Eugenia at email@example.com
September 24, 2017
Tevis Tsai, a member of the Baltimore Ethical Society, will discuss the Model Minority Myth. The Model Minority Myth asserts that Asian Americans excel because their cultural values and work ethic align with American ideals. In this talk, Tevis will examine historical and modern issues that undercut this myth, and why this myth persists.