Sunday, February 16, 2014

Class 2/23/14

What are you doing in your classroom or home? I think it would be great to see what others are doing to exchange some ideas. I am constantly looking for new activities to do and I know others are too.

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, cruets, Sacramentary, Processional Cross, Presider’s/Celebrant’s Chair, Sanctuary Lamp) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards

*If the students need help for any of the cards give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.

• Introduce- new objects using cards (missal, hymnal)
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 or the definition.

Celebrating the Mass Lesson-

Celebrating the Mass Lesson- The Great Amen

Celebrating the Mass Activity-

Introduce craft: Do you remember how to say “I love you” in Sign Language? (Have students demonstrate.) Do you know how to say “Amen” in Sign Language? (Show students the sign for “Amen” in Sign Language from Let’s make a craft that says “Amen” in Sign Language. Yes Lord Craft
Make this craft, but omit the cross and write “Amen!” with a glitter gel pen on the thumb.

Lesson Plan-

Loaves & Fishes and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “Loaves & Fishes” 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.).

Craft- Introduce craft: What did Jesus feed the 5,000 people? (Fish and bread.)

Fish and Bread- Preschool Christian crafts by Linda Standke, page 55 & 56. Color and cut out basket from pattern. Color and fold paper sides upright and glue. Glue on paper handle to make into a basket. Color fish and bread and cut out. Put fish and bread inside basket.

One Page Bible Story- “The Boy Shares His Lunch” 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: How much food did the boy have? (5 loaves and two fishes.)

Use Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards and play Go Fish.

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.

Jesus is More Than Enough- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grace 1 - 3 by Linda Standke, page 22

Homework- Give each student a Loaves & Fishes 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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