This is what I plan on doing with my first grade CCD class:
• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be
• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet
• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards.
• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells, Book of the Gospels, lectern, ambo, Lectionary) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards
*If the students need help with any of the cards give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.
Wise Men and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “The Wise Men” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Wise Men Take Home Sheet. 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.).
Craft- Introduce craft: How did the Wise Men find Jesus?
“The King is Born” (25 min.)
One Page Bible Story-
lambsongs.co.nz- “Wise Men Saw A Star” by Jill Kemp
Have students read the one page Bible story out loud in class by taking turns (each read a page) and take home to read to their parents. Students can also color one page Bible story.
Game- Introduce game: Today I will send home a Take Home Test. Let’s see how well you can answer the questions.
The objective of the game is to be the first player to score 10 points. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on “?”, they are asked a question by the teacher from the test. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. The first player to score 10 points, is the winner. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on a side of the die. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose.
Make a die out of a large juice carton and put a ? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die.
mssscrafts.com- directions to make die.
Cube Signs- Print, cut out, and glue on die.
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.
More 365 Activities for Kids- Wise Men (spot the difference) on August 6.
Homework- Give each student a Wise Men 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.
Take Home Test #2
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!