Last Tuesday, our two campuses came together to celebrate our Thanksgiving Feast with the elementary and adolescent communities. It was a beautiful sight to see and there was so much joy and laughter present. In the week preceding Thanksgiving, I encouraged the adolescents to share to the Lord what they were grateful for during morning prayer.
The first Annual Adolescent Advent Retreat was on December 6th, 2018, the feast of St. Nicholas. The adolescents drove to St. Paul to receive what the Holy Spirit had in store for them that day. They began the day with community and donuts! Then they opened with the Liturgy of the Hours Morning prayer and praise and worship led by a guest, Luke
I must say, this week the children have truly been joyful. In the midst of a busy time of year, they arrive peaceful, well rested and happy to get to work. It wasn't until today, in which I realized I never put up our "little Christmas Tree" in the environment. Furthermore, no one remembered it was even missing! It is observed in the
This week we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Wednesday, we begin the feast day with Mass, then returning to school for a little celebration. In our gatherings this week, I read the children the story of Juan Diego. Next, I brought in a special painting; a "tilma" that showcases the beautiful Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In our
Counting The child is introduced to the next area of math after experience with the decimal system. The child is shown the traditional names of the teens and tens from eleven to ninety-nine. These are introduced through the teens and tens beads and boards where we begin with the quantity and then introduce the symbol. The child is
Passage to abstraction is the next area of mathematics in the Children’s House. This is typically around the age of six that we present these materials. The child moves away from depending on concrete materials to doing more work in her mind. “Because the children, leaving the material, very easily come to love writing out the operation thus doing