Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Palm Sunday

As my students entered the building, they were greeted by a path lined with palm leaves. This set the stage for us to discuss Holy Week, the final week of the Savior's life, starting with Palm Sunday and the Triumphal Entry.
 There was also a palm branch at the seat of each student and I discussed how in many faiths, on Palm Sunday, palms are distributed to the members and they make crosses or crowns representing the crown of thorns placed on Jesus as he was on the cross.   I printed out the instructions for making a cross from palm leaves  and as I taught, I welcomed them to try their hand at braiding the palm leaves, making a cross, or just using a leaf as a book mark.