The week has come, finally, to go to Mass!
We begin, on Monday, with a practice run (which we repeat through Wednesday).
Before we line up, I tell the children that we will be quiet and focused, as if we are conducting a fire drill (this happened in October). Continue Reading
It’s been a long time since we grownups learned the parts of the Mass. We take for granted many things that perplex little ones.
As a Catholic preschool teacher, I am charged with teaching the children about Mass. Last week, I shared Mass for Catholic Preschoolers, Part 1. Here’s the 2nd part – 2nd week, in our curriculum – of our unit. Continue Reading
Getting preschoolers ready for their first school Mass takes some planning. You need to share lots of information in bite-sized and preschool-flavored bits! :)
Here’s how I teach it. Continue Reading
Good and bad news: Trick or Treat is on the weekend this year, so we won’t be in school for All Saints Day.
That’s good because – as all Catholic school teachers know – it’s hard to get good behavior at Mass or in class the day after the kids’ late-night sugar high. (And many of us have tales of sudden mid-Mass illness.) Continue Reading
Halloween is a bewitching season for little ones (and some of us old ones, too).
Originally coming from All Hallow’s Eve (aka Halloween), I always connect our spooky fun with the special and meaningful All Saints’ Day. Continue Reading
Pumpkin literary characters are filling the Grace preschool classroom this month, thanks to a new project we’ve discovered.
The project is part of our monthly family activity, and it’s been super popular. Continue Reading
It was warm in the sun today – even if the wind was chilly – so after our mid-morning fire drill we corralled the kids for a shout out to Alleman High School.
Good luck, Pioneers, in your game against Galesburg. And stay warm!!!