For the last 4 years, Grace preschoolers have enjoyed a Stone Soup Thanksgiving celebration.
It gives us a chance to not only learn about thankfulness, but about sharing. It definitely matches Grace’s mission: Enter to Learn, Exit to Serve! Continue Reading
The week has come, finally, to go to Mass!
We begin, on Monday, with a practice run (which we repeat through Wednesday).
Before we line up, I tell the children that we will be quiet and focused, as if we are conducting a fire drill (this happened in October). Continue Reading
It’s been a long time since we grownups learned the parts of the Mass. We take for granted many things that perplex little ones.
As a Catholic preschool teacher, I am charged with teaching the children about Mass. Last week, I shared Mass for Catholic Preschoolers, Part 1. Here’s the 2nd part – 2nd week, in our curriculum – of our unit. Continue Reading
Getting preschoolers ready for their first school Mass takes some planning. You need to share lots of information in bite-sized and preschool-flavored bits! 🙂
Here’s how I teach it. Continue Reading