By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
We have continued to learn about Pablo Picasso, using the beautifully illustrated Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! by Jonah Winter. The kids loved the book … and loved our art project even more!
The project was based on Pablo’s musical instrument paintings. Continue Reading
We’ve progressed from lines to cubism in art class now, and are focusing on Pablo Picasso.
“Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists” is a series that I love to use. It does a great job on Pablo! Continue Reading
Now that I am both a teacher AND a vocation director, I dash between hats all day long. Recently, I combined them.
That’s because I wanted to make a video for vocation presentations. You might not need to make a vocation presentation per se, but I thought you’d be interested in the video as a tool for your own use. (Of course, you may be discerning your own vocation. :) Be sure to holler if you are!) Continue Reading
My favorite book for introducing colors to young kids is Mouse Paint. It’s the story of 3 white mice who mix their 3 jars of paint to make new colors.
It’s a great visual for my preschool through second graders. They learn the difference between primary and secondary colors as we read. At the end of the story, we review. Then we put on our paint shirts and HAVE FUN! Continue Reading
Our Pinwheels for Peace program got some media attention!!! Here’s the Dispatch’s account (the featured photo here is from the Dispatch, too):
“Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy preschoolers Avery Beeller and Payton Creger get ready to plant their “pinwheels for peace” on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the lawn at 18th Avenue and 6th Street in East Moline.
We’ve been making pinwheels at school. They are full of color, pretty as can be! But that’s just one reason we’re making them.
We’re participating in Pinwheels for Peace, a project to show – and pray! – our support for peacemaking efforts worldwide. Continue Reading
Here are our hands (drawn during our unit on lines), preschool – 2nd grade, helping and holding one another.
Thanks, Sister Catherine Maloney, for being my helping hands at the monastery and cutting out these beautiful works of art for the bulletin board!!!! <3