A Cello for Jesus (and the QCSO)

celloTo 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).

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A Happy “Nun”!

story-time2Last week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week, one of the favorite weeks of the school year for the kids. The extra activities are fun and different … even if we teachers miss our regular schedules just a tiny bit. :)

My schedule was double different. Not only did we do things to celebrate in my classroom, I visited kindergartners and 1st-graders at Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island, Ill. My goal? To introduce them to the idea of a religious vocation. Continue Reading