To prepare myself – and my students-to-be! – for the fall semester, I am making a colorful knot rosary for each child.
The rosaries are very personal. That is, as I make the knots, I hold in my heart the child for whom the rosary is being made. Continue Reading
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I always get sad at the end of the year. I miss all the cute little faces, sticky hands and full-on hugs!
But this year also brings an exciting change: I will be returning to a preschool classroom 5 days/week. YAY!!! Continue Reading
Who doesn’t like to pop bubble wrap? If you think you
have fun with it, imagine a whole preschool popping bubbles!
That’s just what happened this week, when I tried a new (noisy) way of teaching the alphabet. Using bubble wrap saved by Sister Marilyn (thanks, Sister!!!), I wrote letters on some of the bubbles. Some bubbles remained blank.
He will teach you everything. (John 14:26)
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, so this is the perfect Gospel for the Catholic teachers among us today!
We have many teachers in our lives, the majority of whom we don’t have in school. Continue Reading
Painting with preschoolers is a little messy, but a whole lot of fun! And, bonus: the students learned about another real artist.
Georgia O’Keeffe was a wonderful free spirit and painter who captured flowers, shells and landscapes in a big, beautiful and memorable way. Continue Reading
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