We’ve been preparing for Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday. We begin with the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem for Passover from my children’s Bible. People waved palm branches at him … and we still use palms today to mark that event. Continue Reading
Month: March 2012
Let’s Go Fly a Kite!
We’ve been learning about Kites. What fun!
First, though, I had to remake my Kite Centers because they – like so much else last week – had been destroyed in the flood. Thank God for my Sisters! They helped me cut, glue and laminate like crazy, and together we got the centers done in time! Continue Reading
How the seed has begun to take root!
This week we have been back at it. It began with the students taking inventory as they hung up their coats and back packs. We have new bookshelves! Where are all the wood blocks? Where is (insert the child’s favorite stuffed animal)? Continue Reading
Preschool classrooms are – duh! – mostly organized at an adult’s knee-level. So when my classroom flooded last week, the result was a real mess. Continue Reading
Lessons from a Flooded Preschool Classroom
Funny lesson last week, while I was enjoying my vacation with Belinda: I’m not in control! Here’s what happened. Continue Reading
Promoting Catholic Schools on a Shoestring Budget
As most Catholic Schools, we don’t have a communications director or PR person. So it’s up to us as teachers and staff to promote our school. We do this in a number of different ways that might be of interest or help to you, if you work in a similar situation! Continue Reading
Talking, Sharing, Walking with a Peer
It is Spring Break. Wow! It’s hard to believe that we are at this point in the school year. It seems to go faster and faster every year!!
This year I am taking a little time to connect with a Benedictine friend from Chicago. We are staying at a lake house that belongs to her community. Belinda is a wonderful women who is about my age and stage in community life (we both recently made first monastic profession). Continue Reading
Jesus and the 3 Pigs
We are on Spring Break this week. Alleluia!! Although I am enjoying a little down time, I’ll also catch up on a couple of posts … this one on the Three Little Pigs. Continue Reading
A Priest, A Dog, and a Lesson that Stuck!
Even preschool students stop to listen to homilies … especially when they come from Father Greg and his puppet dog! Last week, Father Greg and his puppet dog talked about signs and listening to God, and how it leads to following Jesus. The kids listened to every word. Continue Reading
Quieting Down for Jesus Time
In March we can get very noisy. We have not been able to go outside much (although yesterday was beautiful!) and, because we’re 3/4 of the way through the school year, the students know each other very well. That means we talk, laugh and holler a lot! Continue Reading