The Bible creation story is always fun to teach. We get to create the world along with God … on the backs of our shelves!
We also get to talk about some ways in which the story reflects long-ago thinking, and some ways in which it’s still relevant. Continue Reading
The Three Bears by Byron Barton is my favorite book to use in shared reading. It provides many great opportunities for differentiated instruction.
When we read it out loud together, it helps us learn how to use different characters’ voices for the “Who’s been eating my porridge?” lines. That brings it to for every learning level, and builds joy for reading. Continue Reading
School has begun and I have 16 wonderful children to teach and enjoy every day.
One of the first things we talk about is behavior. It never fails that one child (or more) struggles with rules. Continue Reading
Give your child the gift of Grace!
If you know someone with a preschooler who hasn’t made a choice of school for this fall, learn about Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy (where I teach).
Stop by or call Julie, our secretary, at (309) 755-9771 to schedule time that works for you to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!❤
Have you heard of “flexible seating”? I had not until last spring, when this blog popped up on my Facebook news feed.
Written by TEDx Talk speaker and educator Kayla Delzer, it introduces a classroom concept she innovated after having an epiphany one day: Continue Reading
Well the last day of school came and went. It’s always bittersweet for me.
It is exciting to have summer vacation and to spend more time at home at the monastery.
But I miss my students (and while some will return to my classroom next year, several are moving on to kindergarten). Continue Reading
The final days of school just fly by, don’t they? We had as much fun at our local public library as we did at the park!
We walked 4 blocks from school to the library, where we met the children’s librarians. Continue Reading