If you’ve been following this blog since last year, you know I teach my preschoolers about All Hallow’s Eve (aka Halloween). It is a great way to connect our fun Halloween with the special and meaningful All Saints’ Day.
I begin by helping the kids compare the words All Hallow’s Eve with Halloween. What fun to see the similarities! I explain that long ago, All Hallow’s Eve was what they used to call Halloween, and that Halloween is just a shortened version. Continue Reading
Today is Halloween and are we ever excited!
Although we arrive all dressed up in our costumes, the first part of the morning we stick to our daily routine: working on writing our names, checking in for lunch, saying our prayer and singing our welcome song. By the end of calendar time, parents are starting to arrive to set up for our party. Continue Reading
It food drive time again … and our preschoolers alone have collected 160 cans!!!
Every October the elementary Catholic schools help Alleman High School collect food for area food pantries. It’s a wonderful time to talk with the children about helping one another when we are in need. Jesus fed the hungry, too! Continue Reading
Last week we enjoyed Grandparents’ Day. What a wonderful day for all of us!
We began with Mass. Everyone attended: preschool through 8th grade, teachers, parents, and grandparents. What a blessing to share Eucharist with our loved ones, since that is the foundation of who we are as a Catholic school! Continue Reading
Last Saturday we welcomed our Oblates (lay women and men who live St. Benedict’s Rule in their own married or single lives) to the monastery for their annual Retreat Day. This year’s theme was Ora et Labora, or Pray and Work. We spent the morning praying and reflecting, and the afternoon doing … you guessed it! Work! Continue Reading
We all have too-busy times, whether we’re single, married or Catholic Sisters. Well, last week was one of those times for this Sister. Whew!
I started the week in Clyde, Mo. with the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. We were meeting to continue our planning for the next gathering of our group, Sisters 55 & Under. Continue Reading
Sometimes my students remind me that the little things in life can mean the most! On Friday, for instance, we were eating oranges for snack when one of the children said, “This orange is perfect. There must be a God!” Continue Reading