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Prepare preschool children for Mass
by Dr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM
On Holy Thursday—the night before he died—Jesus invited his closest friends to share the Passover meal. It was during this Last Supper that Jesus gave us the gift of the Eucharist; his body and blood to remain with us long after his death and resurrection. Jesus offers himself again and again whenever we gather at the altar table to celebrate Mass. Every Sunday (and at every Mass) we are guests at a banquet. Read more…
by Kathy Surface
On the 100th day of school, I have my kindergarten students each to bring in 100 small pieces of some kind of food (cereal, candies, etc.) in a Ziploc bag. We weigh the bags on the balance scale while making predictions and discussing other aspects of the bag. As we check each of the bags, the children gain practice in understanding the concepts of more, less, and equal.
Kathy Surface is a teacher at St. Peter Interparish School in Jefferson City, MO.