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! Read more
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! Read more
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.) Read more
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. Read more
Wednesday last week was one of those days where you want to go home, go back to bed and start over. (I sometime think if we could get a free restarts in life it would be great. Then again, maybe not – it might end up being a rewind of what just happened. )
(BTW, this photo is of last year’s class.)
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night … nor lack of electricity … stays these Benedictines from prayer.
Earlier this week, huge storms crashed over our heads as we prayed Lauds in the chapel. Great strikes of lightning, deafening booms of thunder and sheets of rain filled the air around us. “The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.” (Psalm 77) Read more
If you’ve ever done marble painting with little ones, you know how messy it can be. I used to do it anyway, because it was so fun. But, oh boy. :/
At the beginning of my teaching career, I was truly Master of the Marble Mess. I used box lids for paint trays and ended up with paint on the tables, chairs, myself, the kids and the wall-to-wall carpet. (That’s another story!) Read more
Well, we are back to it again after a week of Spring Break. I loved my time away but boy, I missed those little faces!
This week we are talking about Easter … which is still going on. (The Easter season lasts till Pentecost.) We use Easter pictures on our Smart Board (here below with our leader of the week), and Easter themes in literacy and math.
We talk about how much we love our plastic eggs and bunnies, hula hoops and bouncy balls. Easter baskets are a highlight of the year! But we also say we mustn’t forget about Jesus! Read more
Last night, following the Easter Vigil, we spoke for the first time since Holy Thursday.
The Triduum is our most sacred time of year. We walk with Jesus’ apostles through the days of terror and loss. We go into silence to deepen our contemplation. Read more