The Bible creation story is always fun to teach. We get to create the world along with God … on the backs of our shelves!
We also get to talk about some ways in which the story reflects long-ago thinking, and some ways in which it’s still relevant. Continue Reading
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
School has begun and I have 16 wonderful children to teach and enjoy every day.
One of the first things we talk about is behavior. It never fails that one child (or more) struggles with rules. Continue Reading
We are continuing to learn about Easter this week. We learned a fun song yesterday called Jesus is Alive. We all loved it!
After singing our song we went to our tables and made Easter lilies for our Easter Board. Continue Reading
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
We took our Christmas program on the road to St. Mary Monastery this week. The children enjoyed themselves thoroughly, as did my Sisters! Enjoy a short recap and some pics!
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is one of my all time favorite books, so I love using it in class. This week, it’s our shared reading book. In fact, it’s almost a whole unit! 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
This year Feast of St. Blaise was on a weekend. No problem for us: we celebrated mid-week instead!
St. Blaise is a wonderful saint for children. For one thing, he saved a young boy from choking to death on a fish bone (which is why he is the patron of throat ailments – very important this time of year!). For another, he is also the patron saint of wild animals (he cured many, and even talked a wolf into letting a poor woman’s pig go). The kids love this! Continue Reading
We are on Spring Break this week. Alleluia!! Although I am enjoying a little down time, I’ll also catch up on a couple of posts … this one on the Three Little Pigs. Continue Reading