Neither Snow nor Rain Keeps Us from Prayer!

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night … nor lack of electricity … stays these Benedictines from prayer. 🙂

Earlier this week, huge storms crashed over our heads as we prayed Lauds in the chapel. Great strikes of lightning, deafening booms of thunder and sheets of rain filled the air around us. “The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.” (Psalm 77) Continue Reading

Marble Painting the Non-Messy Way

If you’ve ever done marble painting with little ones, you know how messy it can be. I used to do it anyway, because it was so fun. But, oh boy. :/

At the beginning of my teaching career, I was truly Master of the Marble Mess. I used box lids for paint trays and ended up with paint on the tables, chairs, myself, the kids and the wall-to-wall carpet. (That’s another story!) Continue Reading

The Power of a Jesus Picture

Well, we are back to it again after a week of Spring Break. I loved my time away but boy, I missed those little faces! 🙂

This week we are talking about Easter … which is still going on. (The Easter season lasts till Pentecost.) We use Easter pictures on our Smart Board (here below with our leader of the week), and Easter themes in literacy and math.

We talk about how much we love our plastic eggs and bunnies, hula hoops and bouncy balls. Easter baskets are a highlight of the year! But we also say we mustn’t forget about Jesus! Continue Reading