STARS

STARS offers age-appropriate songs, stories and other activities that relate to our monthly theme. We welcome parents and caregivers to join in!

The Theme for October is: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Belonging?

In the midst of all the talk of belonging this month, I hope you and your children find yourself especially grateful for the space of connection and belonging that you’ve carved out for each other.

October 6: Belonging to a Story
What story do we belong to? In this session, we will focus on inclusion and how to include others in our lives. Join us for storytelling, meditation, and songs about where we all fit in.
October 13: Belonging to Yourself
Who are you? This week we will be focusing on how each person is special and should be celebrated! Through crafts, games, and stories, children will explore what it means to be unique. With SPACE group.
October 20: Belonging and Not Belonging 
How do we set ourselves free when we feel we don’t belong? In this session, we will be focusing on how to identify what belongs in certain places and what doesn’t, and also touch on bullying. How do you help your friends so everyone feels a sense of belonging?
October 27: Belonging to the World
We are all interconnected. From humans to plants to animals, we all belong on this Earth and need to understand where we belong. Join us for this exploration of interconnectivity through stories, games, and art.

 

The Theme for November is: What Does It Mean to Be a People of
Attention?

In the midst of all the talk of attention this month, I hope you and your children’s attention
also finds its way to gentle wishes of your innermost self and to the nourishing stories that
feed and sustain us.
November 2: Attention to Our Inner self: the practice of prayer
What is a prayer? In this session, we will focus on ourselves by giving attention to our inner
selves. Join us for storytelling, meditation, and songs about ourselves by learning a prayer.
November 9: Attention to Needs beyond Our own: The practice of Helping
How can we pay attention to what other people need? This week we will be focusing on the
skills of spreading Kindness. Through crafts, games, and stories, children will understand that
each of us can pay attention to how we can help others.
November 16: Turning attention to Now: the practice of Mindfulness
How can we be centered? In this session, we will be focusing on the skills of practicing
mindfulness. The goal is to learn how meditation and mindfulness and can help us pay attention.
November 23: Attention to the beauty around Us: The Practice of Gratitude
Everything around is beautiful. The session will focus on how to express appreciation and
gratitude. Join us for the appreciation of life through stories, games, and art.