Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is the first day of the season of Lent.
Lent can be observed by all Christians, and it is a beautiful way to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us and prepare us for the Easter season. During Lent, we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert. We do extra prayers, fasting, and almsgiving during this season of Lent. Ash Wednesday has many traditions for Catholic families and ways to observe this day, and also, anything you are doing for the length of Lent will start on this day.
We think about doing special things for others in this time. That may include helping at home or helping a friend. Through our school we raise money through Project Compassion for Caritas. https://lent.caritas.org.au/
In Lent it is traditional that we fast or give up something for the 40 days.
Lent is a special time where we pray for others and remember the message of God’s Love.
What will you do to help others in this time of Lent?
As you know we have been put in Lockdown in Victoria due to the COVID outbreak. It is a short lockdown and hopefully we will be returning to school on Thursday the 18th of Feb.
When we return to school we will be helping all of you to use this Blog, Seesaw and Google Classroom.
The blog has many wonderful activities already on the site that you can access to help your learning at home and at school. Remember you can use the search engine in the top right hand corner of the Blog to find fun activities on the blog.
This week we have sent home some learning for you as worksheets. You also have some handwriting you can do.
There are no spelling words this week but you may want to learn some words you might find tricky like the days of the week and the months of the year.
You might like to reread your story you wrote and edit the punctuation and spelling.
Please take care and have some fun in between your learning.