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School News 2011-2012

Life's Lessons Learned in Kindergarten


Kindergartners read the story "Stone Soup." The story is about 3 soldiers traveling home who are hungry and in need of a place to rest. The villagers they meet are unwilling to share their food or beds. So the soldiers decide to teach the villagers a lesson about sharing and friendship. They ask for a pot of water and a stone and say, "this soup tastes good but it would taste better with some carrots." The villagers begin to share all the ingredients needed to make a delicious soup. The soldiers share the soup with the villagers who in turn offer them a place to rest. Kindergartners each brought an ingredient for their own stone soup. (And yes, we scrubbed a stone and put it in our soup!) We invited our 4th grade buddies to our room to watch us act out the story and share our stone soup. In the spirit of the story, the buddies brought bowls, spoons and bread to share. We all learned the lesson from the story; when everyone makes a contribution, no matter how small, everyone benefits from the combined effort. One of the kindergartners told his buddy "This soup is really good, you can hardly taste the stone at all!"

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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