Tuesday, February 17, 2015

IKEA in the Atrium

A lovely conversation about materials ensued during a recent formation course - and a Facebook conversation about handwashing stations just came up.

Thought I'd post some pictures! I'll add more soon!

IKEA nightstand on top of an IKEA square table in the background

IKEA nightstand - Good Shepherd! 

IKEA wood cutlery holders for the colored pencils

This rack WAS a drying rack - someone cut off one bar of the drying rack.
screwed it into the sides, so it stays put. 

This solid wood table is in the children's section of IKEA -
sold separately from its solid wood chairs.

more cutlery holders

We did have the nightstand on top of this square IKEA table; but swapped it out.
The chair should NOT be there but is an IKEA solid wood chair. 

The small glass cups are from IKEA - sold in 6-packs.
PERFECT for pouring work!

We have SO MUCH more! I will have to post more images as soon as I can ---- we have the children's white table/chairs, a "cube", and more!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Angels and Demons - Following Interests

Catholic Hearts Domestic Church - post on Two Great Homilies on Angels and Demons

Rather introductory, but good, memorable and inspiring in regards to hands-on materials ;)

The papers were all given to the youngest/smallest server (who was fine by the way - he was a bit dizzy, the choir director called him over to sit with her, then he went outside for 2 minutes, insisted on coming back into Mass and joined everyone as they were going back up to the altar) -- minus the two pages that were missing afterward. His assignment? To fill in the missing pieces.

The end result?

Definition cards for the atrium. Fr. Meyer printed the definition in tiny words at the top of the page; trim those off, re-print those and mount to the back. The children can read one side, see if they remember the term or definition on the other side and flip over to check - all contained in a folder that lists the choirs in order.


Other children in the level 3 atrium requested images for our artwork display. Yep. We'll see. I sent them on homework assignments to find what they can find and bring them in next week. We'll have printed what works best for our environment.