Monday, November 30, 2009

1st Reconciliation

Grace celebrated the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time tonight. We're so proud of her. Enjoy some pictures.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Little Poet

With Grace in 2nd grade at our German school, she has really focused on her German writing. Recently, she has been given the chance to read/write in English, as well. Last weekend, she had an assignment to write a poem about a book she read. Here is what she came up with about the book, Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook, by Barbara Park.

Mom Jen guided her a bit at first, but Grace really took to the is her 1st poem ever:

Junie B. Jones got new mittens
They were soft like kittens
On pretend horses, she like to ride
"Somebody stole my mittens," she cried

Her teacher sent her to Lost & Found
Where she hoped her mittens would be safe and sound
The mittens were not there
So she went back to sit in her chair

The next day at recess, she looked over the playground
But they were no where to be found
Inside the school, the mittens Junie did spy
The Pink Fluffy Girl tried to hide

But finders keepers
Losers weepers
Is not a rule
In the school

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Laternenacht 2009

Laternenacht is a tradition at the girls' school. In Germany, it is the feast of Saint Martin, who gave clothes and food to the poor. Laternenacht is translated as Latern Night. The school held a food drive, and the culmination is Laternenacht where the kids sing traditional songs about fall and their laterns which light the night during a processional.