PreK Writes a Book
When school resumed in January, PreK was introduced to Escargot, a beautiful French snail, in the library. Mrs. Doogan read them Escargot and A Book for Escargot by Dashka Slater. In A Book for Escargot, the reader is challenged by Escargot to write their own story. Mrs. Doogan taught the PreKers the different parts of a story. Then they worked together to brainstorm the characters, setting, problem/solution, and the plot of the story. Over the next week, Mrs. Doogan worked on writing the story in Ms. Slater’s style. After the students had a chance to edit and revise the story, they started working on their illustrations. Mrs. Doogan was so proud of the work they did that she wrote Ms. Slater telling her about the lessons and the story. She offered to send Ms. Slater a recording of the book. Mrs. Doogan was pleasantly surprised when she quickly received a response from the author that she would love to see the book. After seeing video, Ms. Slater sent Mrs. Doogan another message saying, “This is adorable!” She gave us permission to share the story.
Below is the recording of PreK’s book, Escargot goes to the Beach. Enjoy!
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8th Grade Light of Leadership Mass
On Friday, August 21st St. Mary’s 8th grade class of 2020 celebrated their Light of Leadership Mass. During this mass the students are recognized as leaders of the school. They receive a medal of the Blessed Mother, a candle symbolizing the light of leadership, and a blessing. While at the steps of the sanctuary they pray:
Heavenly Father, please form my intellect that I may discover what is true. May your grace strengthen me to choose the good and guide my body to do what is good. Melp me, Father, to follow You and to love well by willing the true good of those You place in my path each day. Help me to lay down my life for those around me. By all my actions, may I inspire my fellow classmates to greatness of soul, so that we may achieve our final goal of life with you in heaven. Please finish this good work You have begun in me that with Blessed Mary, Ever Virgin, Saint Dominic, Saint John Paul and all the saints I may praise you forever in heaven. Amen.