Sunday, September 8, 2013

Class 9/15/13





This is what I plan on doing with my first grade CCD class:


Review & Introduce-

• Review - Sign of the Cross & Grace Before Meals


Prayer Activity-



This activity is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.




Grace Before Meals Handwriting Sheet (manuscript)- It is a proven fact that the more ways a student sees, hears and writes the material the better he learns it. Have your children trace the Grace Before Meals prayer and display their work.


• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards

If the students need help with any of the cards:

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the person(s) and say what they are called. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

Who are the boys and girls that help at Mass? (Altar Servers)

Who are the group of singers? (Choir)

Who is the person who sings solo (alone) and leads special parts of the Mass? (Cantor)

What do you call the people who play musical instruments? (Musicians)

Who helps the priest administer (give out) the Body and Blood of Christ? (Eucharistic Ministers)

Who reads the first and second readings? (Lector)

Who says hello and make us feel welcome in the church? Who guides us to our seats and helps collect our offerings? Who hands out the church bulletins? (Greeters/Ushers)

Who leads us to celebrate Mass? (Priest) What is his name? (Father _______)


• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word.

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

What is the name of the wooden bench you sit on at church? (Pew)

What is another name for the holy water fountains or fonts at the entrances of the church? (Stoup)

What is the name of the table of the Lord in the sanctuary? (Altar)

What is the name of the cup used by the priest/Eucharistic ministers for the Blood of Christ? (Chalice)

What is the name of the cup with a lid for the Body of Christ in the Tabernacle? (Ciborium)

What is the name of the wine that has been consecrated by the priest at Mass? (Blood of Christ)

What is the name of the bread that has been consecrated by the priest as Mass? (Body of Christ or Blessed Sacrament)


• Introduce- new objects using cards (tabernacle, bells)

Discuss what each object is and what we do with them. Then collect the cards and show each card to the students. Have the students identify the object and what we do with them.

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word.

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:
What is the name of the ornate receptacle used to place the Body of Christ? (Tabernacle)

What is rung during the Consecration of the Mass? (Bells)



Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Opening Procession

Mass begins with everyone standing and singing the opening hymn. At our church leading the Opening Procession we have the cross bearer holding the Processional Cross. If there are other altar servers, they follow the cross bearer. Next comes someone from the congregation who carries the Book of the Gospels up high for everyone to see. Last is the priest. When they all arrive at the sanctuary of the church, together they make a profound bow toward the altar. The Book of the Gospels is then placed on the altar. The priest will go to the altar and venerate (honor) it by kissing it. The priest then walks and stands in front of the celebrant’s or presider’s chair. During the whole procession we stand and sing the opening hymn.

Questions:

What does the cross bearer hold? (The Processional Cross.)

Who carries the Book of the Gospels? (Someone from the congregation.)

Who is last in the Procession? (The presider of the liturgy, a priest.)

What happens when they all arrive at the sanctuary of the church? (Together they make a profound bow toward the altar.)

What does the priest do when he goes to the altar? (He venerates {honors} the altar by kissing it.)

What does the priest do after he venerates (honors) the altar by kissing it? (He walks and stands in front of the celebrant’s or presider’s chair.)

What are we doing during the Opening Procession? (We stand and sing the opening hymn.)



Celebrating the Mass Activity-


The activity below is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.

Opening Procession- (worksheet for younger students) Cut out pictures and trim. With the pictures that are given, glue them in the proper order that they appear in the Opening Procession.



Prayer Activity- Introduce prayer activity: Our next prayer to learn is Glory Be. Do you know the prayer Glory Be?

Teach the students how to do Glory Be. Practice. Then have students do I Know Glory Be (worksheet). Trace the words from the other page. Then cut them out and paste them where they belong in the prayer. Say this prayer every day. Click here for word page.



Lesson Plan- Adam & Eve and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “Adam & Eve” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today. Note: When I read the story to the students I usually sit in the chair in the corner by the board and have the students sit on the floor in front of me. After the students have answered the questions about the story, I have them go back to their seats to continue with what is on the lesson plan (activity, craft, game, puzzles/worksheets, etc.).



Mini Book-

lambsongs.co.nz- “Adam & Eve Don’t Touch That Tree!” by Jill Kemp

Have students read the mini book out loud in class by taking turns (each read a page) and take home to read to their parents. Students can also color mini book.



Game- Introduce game: Who named all the animals? Adam. Let’s see if we can name some animals.

Name the Animals ABCs

Call on a student and ask them to name an animal that starts with the letter A. Go through each letter of the alphabet and have the students name an animal. To make it harder make it a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by naming an animal that starts with the letter A. The next player says the animal that starts with A and adds an animal that starts with the letter B. It continues until the whole alphabet is said using animal names. (You can also help the player if necessary so anyone can play.)

Or

Introduce game: Who were the first man and woman?



Adam & Eve (file folder game)




Puzzles & Worksheets- While students are doing puzzles/worksheets, etc. they may say a prayer. Students are asked to recite 5 prayers by the end of the year. A “We Know Our Prayers” chart is on the bulletin board. If the student can recite the prayer correctly, write the date on the chart, and they get to pick a prize from the prize bag.

Did God Really Say- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grade 1-3 by Linda Standke, page 3



Homework- Give each student a Adam & Eve Take Home Sheet for their parents to go over with them to review what we have done 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. Each Sunday the students make a mini story book and/or story wheel in class. Students need to read these to their parents (or the parents read to them) the mini book and/or story wheel for homework.



What will you do in your classroom or home? Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!





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