Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – Level II

Who is the Level II Child?

Level II pictureThe 6-9 year old child is more social than the younger child and enjoys working and talking in groups.   Typically this group corresponds to children in 1st through 3rd grade.  The 6-9 year old is less interested in repetitive actions than his or her younger counterparts.  This older child has an increased awareness of time and history and an increased curiosity regarding his or her role in history.  The child is also forming a moral capacity, a sense of right and wrong, and often a rigorous sense of justice.

 Meeting the Level II Child’s Needs

 The Level II Atrium experience supports these developmental highlights.   Adults and children explore what it is like to be together in a caring faith community.  Practical life activities are limited to those that care for the common space, such as dusting and sweeping; gone are the days of spooning beans.   Works such as the Fettucia, the Unity Strip, and the Gift Strip introduce the child to the huge expanse of history, and the place of God and the child in that history.   There are more opportunities for working together as a group.  The child begins to plan communal prayer and contemplates scripture with moral themes.

 Level II sessions: ( Register for Level II)

Wednesday 9:30a-11:30a

Wednesday 3:45p-5:45p

Thursday 3:45p-5:45p