Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Lesson plan ideas for the presidential inauguration!

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Whether you like the new president or not, inauguration only happens every four years and is a truly American event!  Here are some ideas for understanding and even celebrating the American Inauguration!

PBS presents the inauguration and the constitution - explore how the founding fathers had this all spelled out! and the amendment that changed a few things.

I do Solemnly Swear - for kids grades 3- 5. 

All the Inaugural presidential addresses!!

Graph the ages of the Presidents at their inauguration! (This might be a fun President's Day Activity too!)

Inauguration videos on C-Span

Test your knowledge of the inauguration!  Grades 6- to adult!

Inauguration pack for Kids!! - Tons of information here!

Some Inauguration Supplies!

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