Easter Egg Religious Devotional Craft, Bible Object Lesson

For many of us, Lent is a journey on the 'Via Dolarosa', the way of sorrows which Our Lord took on His way to the cross. Easter, then is a celebration of the Passion, death, resurrection and triumph of Christ. For us, Easter is a New Birth. St. Patrick, St. Francis of Assisi and other saints used many symbols to help us understand mysteries of faith. The egg has long been a wonderful spiritual symbol of our Triune God. With the yolk hidden inside we think of the Holy Spirit; the white is between the yolk and the shell and that reminds us that Jesus went between God and Man; Lastly Our Heavenly Father Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent, like the shell which surrounds the egg.  Easter Egg Religious Devotional Craft -- A Spiritual Journey

Free Nobel Prize Worksheets, Printables--Physics, Health, Economics, Literature, Chemistry

Subbing in a high school economics classroom recently, I was left without lesson plans. Checking online, I discovered Nobel Foundation which has free printable lessons, games and activities in medicine, science, literature and humanitarian efforts. The Nobel Prize crosses every geographic, political, social and racial boundary in the world. Winners of the prize called 'Laureates', hail from all over the globe. Past winners include Pablo Neruda, Pearl Buck, Desmond Tutu, Marconi, Enrico Fermi, William Golding, John Steinbeck, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Elie Weisel, Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and many others. Free Physics, Health, Economics, Literature, Chemistry Lesson from Nobel Prize

Free Printable Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Activities

 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a wonderfully whimsical childrens' story from the husband and wife duo of Judi and Ron Barrett, 1982. I remember discovering it and sharing it with my students in 1986. They "ate it up!" (pardon the pun!). Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a modern tall tale; in the town of ChewandSwallow, the weather brings all the food that residents need. Instead of rain and snow, pie, hotdogs, spaghetti and fried eggs rain down. It's a great thing, until the weather turns stormy. The school is covered with a giant pancake, homes are ruined by oversized pickles and businesses closed due to snowdrifts of cream cheese and jelly sandwiches.

Happily, cartoonists and filmmakers have elected to create a feature length cartoon based on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. The story has been added and developed to fill a movie. I'm pleased to note that Ron Barrett's original illustrations have been faithfully used in the cartoon. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs offers the perfect tall tale for reading and enjoyment in the classroom. Free Printable Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Activities

Free Printable Catholic Lenten Calendars for Homeschool Families

Our Lenten journey in the Catholic church begins on Ash Wednesday and follows Jesus Christ for forty days of suffering in the desert, up to Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. Here are free printable Lenten calendars to help your experience of Lent. As a homeschool family, we spent the lent season delving into our Catholic faith, the Bible and our relationship with Jesus and the Holy Trinity. Here's how. Free Printable Lenten Calendars for Catholic Families and Homeschoolers 

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