May is Mary’s month, and we’ve celebrated in a couple of ways. First, we all took part in crowning the Blessed Mother and placing flowers at her feet. And second, we learned the Rosary.
You might think preschoolers are a little young to learn the Rosary, but it’s really the perfect age. They listen with such innocence and eagerness! Continue Reading
Sister Stefanie prays Lauds with Sisters Claudia (left), and Catherine Cleary (right).
After 6 years in this Benedictine community, I will make my Final Profession in July. I am living proof of St. Benedict’s words of wisdom: “The road that leads to salvation is bound to be narrow at the outset.” It’s been narrow at times, but I’m still on the road!
My Sisters have been instrumental in keeping me upright and moving in the right direction. They have always offered an understanding shoulder and a listening ear. They have become my new family, for which I am deeply grateful! Continue Reading
Our Farm Babies unit got even better today during Jesus Time. This is all thanks to a wonderful blog called God Made the Farm Animals.
Thanks, once again, to the selfless parents and teachers out there who share their work with everyone for the good of all our kids. It really does take a village. I’m glad you’re in mine!!! 🙂
With a name like MacDonald, you can believe I’ve heard the Old MacDonald song a lot in my life. When I graduated college, I even received a book called “Miss MacDonald had a Class”!
It’s a good thing I love the song. And right now we’re singing it as we learn about farms. Why? Because it helps teach farm vocabulary! Continue Reading
The Road to Eternal Life by Michael Casey, OSB, is filled with gems. One line that struck me today is, “Monastic life, spiritual life is all about becoming a learner, a disciple.”
In school to become teachers, we were taught that we needed to be – and create – life-long learners. This is a goal that we seek to accomplish with every child. It’s why we teach! Continue Reading
We were lucky to get Smart Boards here at Our Lady of Grace a couple of years ago … and I don’t think I could get by without one anymore. (Well, maybe I could. But I wouldn’t want to.) 🙂 Continue Reading
This year at Our Lady of Grace we are trying to read a million minutes. We are keeping track and are getting close.
Of course preschoolers do not read on their own, so that means our minutes include being read to. Continue Reading