Archive for December, 2012

“Purple is for preparation…” so goes our song about the liturgical colors. Preparation–a big word for “getting reading”–describes the seasons of Advent and Lent. In the atrium at St. Ambrose School we’ve been preparing our hearts to welcome Jesus. The prophets leave us a great many clues about the Messiah that we can ponder and meditate about. Here are some of the “prophecy cards” I made for the atrium:

Many first graders were delighted to revisit these prophecies–as half of my students have previous atrium experience. Quite a number of children chose to copy these words to make prophecy cards of their own.

In second grade, every child created their own prophecy scroll to add to their Advent triptych for their family prayer table. I modeled this project off the idea of an Advent lapbook. (Thanks in large part to That Resource Site and Three Sided Wheel.)

“O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.” ~ O Antiphon for December 21.

Advent blessings and Christmas peace to all..


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Late last month Sr. Virginia and I had the opportunity to visit the 2nd graders at St. Jude Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. (My alma mater.) They were incredibly polite and inquisitive. It is such an honor to share about the joys of religious life to a captive audience. Evidently we left a favorable impression on them as they’ve posted our picture on their blog. Thanks for the great hospitality!

Photo credit is all theirs:

Visit to St. Jude 2nd grade

SOURCE: http://saintjude2a.weebly.com/2b-photos.html

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