Friday, August 31, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 9/30/12- Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

word-sunday.com- People Talk About Sam and Rosanni (scroll down to Gospel)

sundayschoollessons.com- A Cup of Cold Water Is A Wonderful Gift lesson

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

mscperu.org- Clip art image

servicioskoninonia.org- Clip art image



Crafts

Introduce craft: What are some things that people have done for you that were nice? What can we make to help remind us of the many kindnesses you have received from others? Let’s find out!

Gratitude Jar-God's gifts sometimes come through other people. (Crafts For Christian Values by Kathy Ross, page 26 & 27). Have the children write down on small slips of paper the kind things others have done for them and put them inside the jar. If the child cannot write, they can color pictures of kind things people have done for them and put them into the jar.

honesters.blogspot.com- Gratitude Jar- Or make a Gratitude Jar like this one: Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar.


Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”. (Love Bug Lady Bug)

familycorner.com- Paper Plate Lady Bugs- Paint the paper plates or use red and white paper plates to make this craft. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”.

dltk-kids.com- Lady Bug Birthday Invitation- Or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”.



Games

Introduce games- Sometimes we expect to earn a reward by doing a kind action, and we forget that the biggest reward may lie in having the opportunity to be a kind person. In other words, the reward often comes before the act, instead of afterwards.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- What Would Jesus Do? File Folder Game


Introduce game- How are we to treat others? Well, here are some question and let’s see how well you can.

“Win or Lose by How You Choose!” by Judge Judy Sheindlin
Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!”

sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do? (Scroll down to Bible Story Activities.) The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have.



Puzzles

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Crafty Crafters: Noah's Ark Craft






So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for the Bible story “Noah’s Ark”?



Here is a craft you can make using paper plates:


Introduce craft: Who built the ark? Noah. What happened in the story?




Noah’s Ark Craft- directions and pictures

To show the 40 days and 40 nights of rain, have the wheel with the rain showing. Turn the wheel again to see the sign that God did that promised that He would never flood the whole Earth again.


Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!



Friday, August 24, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 9/23/12- Mark 9:30-37








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Mark 9:30-37



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

msssbible.com- Who Is The Greatest? (look under Jesus’ Teachings) with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

msssbible.com- The Rainbow Fish lesson

sermons4kids.com- Who Is The Greatest? object lesson with crafts, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- A Topsy Turvy World object lesson coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- A Key To Greatness object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Judy Babysits Her Younger Brother (scroll down to Gospel)

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples To Become Slaves lesson

childrensermons.com- Upside Down object lesson

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Children

heroes.999coloringpages.com- Rainbow Fish coloring pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Topsy Turvy group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Key To Greatness group activities (crafts)

dltk-teach.com- Rainbow Fish Coffee Filter Craft

dltk-teach.com- Rainbow Fish Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Topsy Turvy group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Key To Greatness group activities (games)

mssscrafts.com- Play musical chairs and at the end reward the child who was out first! (Wait until the end of the game until you tell the children that that this is the way you will be playing!) Discuss how being the winner or first to gain something is not always the best way.



Puzzles

mssscrafts.com- Memory Verse Puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Decoder Puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Decoder Puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup Puzzle



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice Quiz

sermons4kids.com- ABC Order Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What You Should Do The First Day of Classes?





The Boy Scout moto: “Always be prepared!” is also essential for any catechist or religion education teacher. The infamous question “What should you do?” the first day of classes nags in the back of your mind and you cringe every time just thinking about it. Fear not, there is hope and you can have a great beginning to the start of the year if you utilize the following ideas:


This is what I plan to do the first day of classes with my first grade students:

Welcome- Greet each student and parent. Introduce yourself and welcome them to class. Ask the students to find a seat at the table. While they are doing so give each parent an Introductory Letter to Parents to provide them with information of what is expected in the classroom and what the children will be doing during the year. Tell parents that they are welcome to stay and join our classroom.



Class Contact List- Have the parents fill out a Class Contact List to obtain information that can help aid the catechist to understand their child’s needs and how to contact them.



Names- Have name tags where each student is going to sit and help students find their seats. After all students have found their seats have them introduce themselves to the class. Introduce game: How well do you know everyone in class? Directions: I will stand behind a student’s chair and say, “Who am I?” and the class must name that student. Stand behind a student and say, “Who am I?



Attendance- Fill out the CCD Attendance Sheet and place in classroom tray for DRE. Fill out the classroom attendance sheet that is in my binder.



Classroom Activities- Go over classroom activities with students so they will know what they will be doing for the year.

• We Know Our Prayers- My students are given 5 prayers (Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be, Hail Mary, and Our Father) to do by the end of the school year. Each prayer the student completes, they will be able to pick a prize from the prize bag (show prize bag).

• Take Home Sheets- At the end of every class each student will be given a Take Home Sheet for their parents to go over with them to review what we did in class. Parents need to help their child fill this out and bring back to class the following week. Students that complete their homework and bring it back to class will be able to play HOMEWORKOPOLY.

• Take Home Tests- We also have 4 take home tests during the year. Parents will need to help their child study, fill out the test, and return it to class. Students that bring back their completed test will be able to play HOMEWORKOPOLY.

• Homeworkopoly- (Hold up game and show students) In order for a student to play HOMEWORKOPOLY, he or she must complete their homework and hand it in to the teacher on time. This is how the student moves around the game board and win prizes from the prize bag. If the student does not have their homework finished, they do not get their chance to roll the dice and move for the day.



Classroom Behavior Expectations- Go over the Classroom Behavior Expectations and post the classroom rules after we have gone over them in a place where all students can see them.


*Ask students if they have any questions. Then start today's lesson.





More Ideas:

The Catholic Toolbox- What Every Catechist Needs To Know

thereligionteacher.com- Classroom Procedures and the First Weeks of School

thereligionteacher.com- 6 Classroom Management Strategies for the First Weeks of School

lumenchristiparish.org- Ten Ideas for a Great First Day

voices.yahoo.com- 18 Things Teachers Need to Do the First Day of Class

voices.yahoo.com- Tips for Teachers on the First Day of School





Friday, August 17, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 9/16/12- Mark 8:27-35








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Mark 8:27-35



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Playing For Keeps object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Who am I? object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Take Up Your Cross object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Finds A Solid Rock lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells The Disciples That He Must Suffer lesson

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Peter’s Confession

sermons4kids.com- Take Up His Cross and Follow Me

sermons4kids.com- Take Up Your Cross



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Take Up Your Cross group activities (crafts)

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross- Easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make.

kaboose.com- Stained Glass Window- I make this craft in the shape of a cross by folding one sheet of black construction paper in half and tracing a cross in the center on the top sheet. I then cut the cross out of both sheets of paper for the students. We then follow the rest of the directions given here.

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross- Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Take Up Your Cross group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Who Am I?



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Spiral Puzzle



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Thursday, August 9, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 9/9/12- Mark 7:31-37








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Mark 7:31-37

The Healing of a Deaf Man



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families
4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- He Does All Things Well object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin, etc.

sundayschoollessons.com- A Greek Woman Asks Jesus' Help for her Daughter lesson

wordsunday.com- Bobbie’s Hope (scroll down to Gospel)

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals the Sick Activities

kidssundayschool.com- Help Me Get Well- activity for preschoolers

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Heals a Deaf Man



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- He Does All Things Well group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals the Sick crafts posted here.



Games

sermons4kids.com- He Does All Things Well group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Bandage Relay and Memory Game



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Thursday, August 2, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 9/2/12- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.



Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

The Tradition of the Elders



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- True Worship object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Skin Deep or From the Heart object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quiz, maze, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Clean or Unclean object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin, etc.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus’ Disciples Eat Without Washing Their Hands lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- What Is Clean in the Sight of God lesson

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Mark 7:6b

sermons4kids.com- Let’s praise Jesus!

sermons4kids.com- Clean or Unclean?



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Skin Deep group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Clean or Unclean group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Skin Deep group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Clean or Unclean group activities (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks