Of course preschoolers do not read on their own, so that means our minutes include being read to. Read more
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A stretch of cold weather means a stretch of indoor recess … not a favorite time for teachers! The little ones need to get outside to run, play and scream. Lucky for us, this year we’ve had pretty decent weather. Last week, though, we were indoors. Again, lucky for us, we were able to use the gym. Read more
It’s got to be done, but I get very sad as I start to remove the children’s names from our tables and chairs. I get lonely for their sweet faces, young voices and big hugs as I take down the pictures they drew for me over the year. The room starts looking very empty. Read more
We received our Smart Board last fall. It looks – and acts – like a giant touch-screen tablet mounted on the wall, and it can do everything but tie the kids’ shoes. (Okay, that’s a bit of an overstatement. But it is amazing!) Read more
I love teaching in a Catholic school religion class on Holy Thursday more than any other day of the year. It’s a moving, holy day for us all. Read more
The children love Father Greg. He’s always taking time to listen and play with them. Today he invited us up during the homily to tell the students a story with a puppet. We all loved it. Father Greg embodies the Benedictine value of being present to others, by listening with the ear of the heart (St. Benedict said that!).
I love sharing my life as a Catholic Benedictine Sister with others. Call or write me any time to ask me questions!!
Teaching preschoolers about the revised Roman Missal is not easy, to say the least. Lots of grownups will be confused! But I’m giving it a try … and incorporating a little teaching across the curriculum in the process. Read more