Faith formation class went really well Monday night! We talked about Lent; ideas they shared for what they are considering giving up included soda, chocolate, x-box, television, fighting with older sister, desserts, and pie. We studies the Mexican art print Alma de Maria (anonymous, 19th Century), read about the rosary and its mysteries, made rosaries from colorful wooden beads, and had snack. The kids really took to beading, we were both quite surprised. Each one made a different pattern of their own choosing, following the parameters we explained for making a rosary and they came out great. And for snack, we brought in several choices (pie, chocolate cake or coconut cake) since during Lent we are going to switch to healthy snacks. Next week is school winter break; since we follow the public school calendar, we do not have class.