Good and bad news: Trick or Treat is on the weekend this year, so we won’t be in school for All Saints Day.
That’s good because – as all Catholic school teachers know – it’s hard to get good behavior at Mass or in class the day after the kids’ late-night sugar high. (And many of us have tales of sudden mid-Mass illness.) Continue Reading
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