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By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
Gerbils, hamsters, birds, rabbits, and fish have called my classroom “home” throughout my 20 years of teaching.
They have been part of our school family, teaching us about the importance of caring for all God’s creatures.
After our hamster died last year, I had to find a new pet. My sister, MacKenzie, loves her guinea pig, so I decided to get one for my preschoolers. Read more!!
Every Monday in Advent we begin the day with a classroom prayer service.
First, we gather on the carpet. We settle ourselves and close our eyes. Continue Reading
Advent has begun. I always love teaching, but I especially love teaching about Advent!
What happens during Advent? Continue Reading
This time of year, we share our space with more bugs. Flies, centipedes, spiders, ladybugs and stink bugs all seem to sneak their way into the building to keep warm.
Not all of us take it in stride. Continue Reading
I am not a big show-and-tell teacher. It often is more an exercise in frustration than in sharing … and a preschooler’s attention wanders quickly!
That said, it’s important for students to learn to speak in front of the whole class. Continue Reading
We are all scared of some things. Monsters under the bed are at the top of the list for preschoolers.
So we’re taking them on. Continue Reading
We have been learning about prayer in preschool. No surprise that it’s this Catholic Sister’s favorite subject!
Our preschool definition suits me, too: Prayer is talking with God. Continue Reading
East Moline’s Mexican Independence Day Parade was a ton of fun again this year! Continue Reading