Yogurt lids have lots of great uses, and recently I dreamed up another one. It happened while I was pouring paint into the lids for a preschool painting project, while musing about new Literacy Center activities.
Bingo! The lids might make a great alphabet activity! Continue Reading
Do you remember weaving as a kid? It was so fun. The 1st and 2nd graders at Grace think so, too!
We started by watching a video about weaving. It’s a good opportunity to share why weaving is worth learning about! Next, we watch a video showing how WE are going to weave. Continue Reading
After a beautiful Easter day at the monastery, I’ve gone to Dubuque to visit my family for spring break (that’s my little sis Mackenzie with me).
We’ve been to Mineral Point and to Yellowstone State Park in nearby Wisconsin. Great spots, great fun!!!
I miss my students but will see them again on Monday. Really, I can’t wait!
Every year during Lent, the 8th graders act out the living stations of the cross. If you’re close, try to come. We do it at 2:00 every Tuesday at St. Anne’s Church next to Grace in East Moline. (The next and final one is March 24.) Continue Reading
National Catholic Sisters Week is being celebrated this week at Grace.
It’s so much fun to be a part of it!
And, look what I received today (St. Patrick’s Day) from the 1st graders. #ILoveBeingaCatholicSister!!!!! <3
Developing children’s fine motor skills may sound boring, but they are the foundation of handwriting. Having proper pencil grasp and control of a writing instrument hinges on them!
Weave the following activities into Center Time as part of other, more exciting fun. My students love them! Continue Reading
To help the Quad City Symphony celebrate their 100th Anniversary this year, Grace – and another 99 organizations around the community – decorated a cello. In fact, Grace’s youngest students – preschool through 2nd grade – decorated it!
Of course, we had to start the project by learning what, exactly, a cello is. We watched a video with Yo Yo Ma (who will be playing with the QCSO this May).