Library/Mrs. Patricia Swedenberg

In Library class at Notre Dame School, the children read a balance of informational and literary texts. Instruction is based on grade appropriate text and questioning and conversations about the text. The program systematically addresses all of the Common Core Learning Standards across the four core strands of ELA – reading, writing, speaking and listening

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During the next several weeks we will be discussing several Easter poems.

                               The legend of the Sand Dollar                                 There's a pretty little legend

That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus
Found in this lowly shell.

If you examine closely,
You'll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by a Roman's spear.

On one side the Easter lily,
Its center is the star
That appeared unto the shepherds
And led them from afar.

The Christmas poinsettia,
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His birthday,
Our happy Christmastide.

Now break the center open,
And here you will release 
The five white doves awaiting
To spread Good will and peace.

This simple little symbol,
Christ left for you and me
To help us spread His Gospel
Through all eternity.



There’s a rainbow in my hand
Full of colors that are bright
They remind me of the Savior
Who was born on Christmas night
He left his throne in Heaven 
To forgive the sins of man
The candy from this egg
Will reveal his mighty plan
The purple one reminds me 
Of the sin that’s in my heart
It separated God from man
And drove them both apart
The red candy reminds me
Of the blood that Jesus lost
When he went up on the hill
And he died upon the cross
Then Sunday morning came
And the stone was rolled away
By the orange light of sunset
Christ arose on Easter day
Green is the color of the 
New life in the spring
It tells me of the new life
That knowing Jesus brings
Yellow is the color of 
The gold that lines the street
In Heaven up above
Where Jesus we will meet
The rainbow in my hand says
That Jesus died for me
The Savior in my life says
That now my heart is free

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