Let's Make a Saint!

Hello Friends,

October and November are months when we think about saints in my Catholic school. I have been making paper saints with my kiddos for years and years. Throughout those years, I have worked to refine the project into something that is easy to create, but also educational and fun. FINALLY, I think I have a resource that will work for most early education Catholic school educators.

My students have been making these saints since mid-September. I now only have to show them an example and give them the materials that they need. They are usually able to complete them independently.... now...... When I first introduced them, we had to do them together step by step. Here are a few examples of student made saints...

I like to give my students a little information about the saints. There are MANY books and websites that can be used for information! I created a small poster for each saint with just a few facts about each one.

If you lack the time to create a paper saint, I have included coloring pages for each saint.

 If you are interested in this resource, you can find it by clicking the image below. One thing to note..... Because this project has been a work in progress for many years, I have made a few revisions to the labels and symbols since taking the photos. What that means is that the symbols you see in my blog photos might not match the ones provided in the resource.


So... that's it for now, my friends....

Until next

Bats and Owls..... and.... Is it Really Fall here in Central Illiinois?

Hello Friends,

1.  We made our traditional 3D bats and owls this week. I absolutely love doing this project with my kiddos! They learn so much and it aligns nicely with our kindergarten science standards.

2.  It's so hard to believe that it is fall here in Central Illinois! My hostas are actually blooming again and the fall colors that we are used to on the trees just aren't there this year...

3.   But...... When I see my husband on his combine, I DO know that it is Fall..... This is the time of year when I hardly see him and remember how hard he works in the fall....

4.  Our priest is a HUGE Cubs fan. A few years ago, he promised the students in our school a day off if the Cubs won the World Series.... Well... friends... guess what? No school on Monday for us... yep... we have a priest who keeps his promises....  Even a Cardinal fan like me can reap the benefits of the Cubs win.... :)

5.  Finally...... When I was bungee jumping taking my fitness walk 2 weeks ago, I broke 2 bones in my ankle and am once again, I am in a boot..... sigh... I really need to stop bungee jumping.... not watching where I am going......

That's it for now, my friends... Make sure you visit Kacey at Doodle Bug Teaching!


Until next time,