Love God, Love Your Neighbor

The following text is a speech delivered by Garden Club Sponsor, Mrs. Janus on 02/25/21. At Saint Mary's, we are committed to following Christ and his Gospel, which at its simplest tells us this: Love God and love your neighbor. In our school garden, we take a deeper look at how blessed we are by the bounty of nature. We try to think about how we can be good stewards of God's creation. We talk about the ways we benefit from its gifts of food, and…

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Kind Words, Actions During Lent

This week saw our 3rd grade learners take on the serious task of text surgery. As seen in the photos below, they were guided by two very experienced Text Surgeons, Mrs. Turner and Mrs. O'Leary. Their activity, complete with surgical gear, included carefully extracting parts of text--headlines, glossaries, charts-- identifying them and cataloging their findings in post-op reports. While fun and off-the-charts creative, this classroom activity can also serve as a metaphor for the rest of us: Words can be used in so many ways and…

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