Welcome to the Fab 5 for Faith Formation!
My name is Elyse Winter and I will be your child’s teacher this year. This is my eleventh year teaching faith formation and I see many familiar names on the list!
I have two kids—Lily Clare in 12th at SLHS and Daniel is in his second year at GVSU. Other community groups I am involved in include Girl Scouts (I have an 11th grade troop), volunteering at school, working at Saunders, Winter, McNeil PLLC, and I sing in the choir here at Saint Mary’s. In addition to Lily Clare & Daniel, my family consists of my husband, Paul and a large puppy named Hugh.
What do we do in THE FAB 5? I like to remind the kids that they are at a half-way point between big sacraments: First Eucharist & Confirmation. We are in the fourth year of using Gospel Weeklies, so those will come home each week. We also take many familiar topics (The Creed, The Beatitudes, Ten Commandments, Our Father) and go deeper. We use technology a lot in the classroom! We will be visited by Father Dave twice during the year and we also are key players in the Faith Formation rallies, Masses & prayer services. In the past we have done the Jesse Tree for the church and we also celebrate the Last Supper near Easter. I also like to promote reading aloud and speaking in front of the class! Sometime we work math, writing, science and history into our faith formation lessons!
Please let me know if you every have any questions. I will keep you updated by e-mailing out our weekly summaries and posting them on the Faith Formation website.
Thanks! We are going to have a great year together!!