100 Days and Ways of Catholic Preschool


So many time Catholic Schools Week and 100th Day seem to happen together. Talk about a recipe for faculty insanity! 😉

Well, this year I did something a little different. I made the whole week into a celebration of 100! Continue Reading

Loving the 3 Bears … and Whole World!


The Three Bears by Byron Barton is my favorite book to use in shared reading. It provides many great opportunities for differentiated instruction.

When we read it out loud together, it helps us learn how to use different characters’ voices for the “Who’s been eating my porridge?” lines. That brings it to for every learning level, and builds joy for reading. Continue Reading

Pentecost means we get to wear FIRE!


If you can’t tell by the pictures, we learned about Pentecost today.

It’s a simple lesson: First, we identified the church season we are in. The kids thought it was still Easter, but I explained that Easter ended yesterday, and that yesterday was special. We practiced saying the word “Pentecost,” and shared about what happened on the first Pentecost. Continue Reading

He Is Risen! Easter Season for Preschoolers


The Easter season begins with Easter Day and lasts till Pentecost (May 15). It’s a beautiful season to be teaching in a Catholic preschool!

We start Jesus time as we always do. We close our eyes, take some deep breaths and sit in silence. (Yes my preschoolers can do it … at least for a couple of minutes. As we sit, I ask the student to talk to Jesus in inside their hearts. This means we don’t hear anything, because it all happens inside.) Continue Reading