Did You Know… 1-31-10

Did you know…

Faith:

The 7 Sacraments (Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick) recognized in Catholicism were instituted by Christ in the New Testament.

The Rosary is the prayer of the Gospels.  Logic then leads…If you are Christian and have faith in the Gospels, it would only make sense to pray The Rosary.  The ‘mysteries’ of The Rosary are: The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Nativity, The Presentation, Jesus Teaching in the Temple at age 12, The Agony in the Garden, The Scourging at the Pillar, The Crowing of Thorns, Carrying of the cross, The Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension, Descending of the Holy Spirit, The Assumption, The Coronation, The Baptism of our Lord, The Wedding at Cana, Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, The Transfiguration, The Eucharist.

Family:

School-age kids often have a strong concept of fairness and equality, so might not understand why siblings of other ages are treated differently or feel like one child gets preferential treatment.  My two older children believe their parents love the other one best J

The ten most desired emotional needs in a marriage are admiration, affection, conversation, domestic support, family commitment, financial support, honesty and openness, physical attractiveness, recreational companionship and sexual fulfillment.

Teaching:

There are amazing educators to follow on twitter.  These follows have led me to great ideas about teaching technology in my classroom.

There are schools that have eliminated grades.  That’s right, eliminated grades.  Apparently students are much more likely to gain confidence and be more successful when their success in school is not tied to grades.

High School Athletics:

There are ponderings about having a National Champion crowned for prep sports.

Prep basketball games are currently broadcast weekly on one of the ESPN network stations.

Music:

The United States department of Education states that most colleges identify music as a valuable experience that broadens prospective students.

Students in middle school and high school that had some sort of formal education in music scored better on national standardized tests.

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About jpsteltz

Proud husband and father of four; Literacy Specialist; Reading Teacher; Literacy Coach; HS ELA Teacher; Published Author
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