The Holy Spirit was invited and HE CAME. Yesterday, the E2 and A1 groups went with 10 WOS adults to the U.S. Bank Vikings Stadium to attend the CSCOE Mass of the Holy Spirit. The students displayed their extraordinary leadership and witness amidst 13,000 other Catholic School Students through leading the rosaries on our bus rides, enacting grace
After the child has been introduced to the numbers one through ten, the child has understood the concept of quantity and the names of the symbols that represent these numbers over repeated work. The child can also grasp the idea of zero and decipher associations of quantities and the symbols. Through work with the number rods, the child receives
Numbers one to ten are the first math materials presented. This usually happens around 3.5-4 years old. The materials in this area support the child in gaining a concrete understanding of the quantities zero to ten. To begin, we introduce the concrete representation of quantity with the number rods. “The advantage of this material is that it is
This week I expand upon the Land and Water Globe introducing the second Globe known as the Colored or Painted Globe. For the young child, this is the first introduction to the naming the Continents of the World. The colors of the colors of the Continent give placement and order to the globe. Next, when ready, the children receive a very special
One of the biggest challenges in offering the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in a parish or school has to do with providing enough time in the Atrium. At The Way of the Shepherd the elementary children have two hours a week in the Atrium but even that much time is rarely enough. Twice this past week children came and asked for more work time and
Observation is a particularly important part of the learning process. Children (and adults!) of all ages benefit from taking time to observe. Nature, social interactions, and the work being done around them all provide opportunities for observation. In the Atrium, time to observe is most important for the youngest child because, according to Dr.