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
I am calling this the Week of Saints in preschool. Not because it would take a saint to live in this preschool classroom, but because we are learning about 3 saints this week.:)
The kids already knew that we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but didn’t know anything about the saint’s life. I showed them a cute video from Veggie Tales that shared some of his adventures. Fun! Read more
I love teaching in a Catholic school so much. Why? Well, it’s not the money (but then, as a nun I chose a life that would never be rich). It’s not the status either (ditto to the last sentence). It’s the … Jesus.
Take last Wednesday as the College of Cardinals burned white smoke. The whole school was excited! Every classroom turned on the TV (actually, we broadcast on our Smart Boards). We watched and discussed what was going on. Read more
If you spend any time with little ones, you know preschoolers love to pretend. We have pretend families replete with baby dolls that are carried all over the classroom. We have dogs and kittens crawling around meowing and barking. We have (another) Sister Stefanie teaching in a pretend school assisted by “Mrs. Sierra,” a TA. We even have a “Mr. Turnipseed,” our principal! Read more
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! Read more
Now that May is upon us (where has the year gone??), our thoughts here at Our Lady of Grace have turned to … Our Lady of Grace. It’s time for our May crowning. Read more
At Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, preschoolers dream BIG. Pachyderm big, that is!! And we did something about it!
Here’s the story: Last January during Catholic Schools Week, the preschoolers insisted they wanted to go into the community and do service just like the big kids. That’s a little tough on our schedule (many are half-day), and given our need for naps, snacks and jumping around, though.
We’ve been preparing for Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday. We begin with the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem for Passover from my children’s Bible. People waved palm branches at him … and we still use palms today to mark that event. Read more