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.
Celebrating the Mass Lesson-
Mystery of Faith
Celebrating the Mass Activity-
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The Good Samaritan and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “The Good Samaritan” 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.).
Veggie Tales: Accepting and Helping- Are You My Neighbor? The Story of Flibber-o-loo (The Good Samaritan) and ask questions from lesson.
Craft- Introduction: Jesus said to “Love your neighbor as yourself”. What does that mean? (Treat others like we like to be treated.) Does that mean we must be kind to our enemies? (Yes) Lets’ make a craft to remind us to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
ASL I Love You Craft- Introduce craft: Do you know Sign Language? Who uses Sign Language? Why, etc. and discuss. Do you know how to say “I love you” in Sign Language? (Show students the sign for “I love you” in Sign Language.) Let’s make a craft that says “I love you” in Sign Language.
One Page Bible Story-
lambsongs.co.nz- “The Good Samaritan” 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.
Games- Introduce game: How are we to treat others?
Chutes & Ladders (board game)
When the students land on a ladder have them identify the good deed and the reward. When the students land on the slide have them identify the bad behavior and what the consequence was.
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.
The Merciful Samaritan- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grade 1-3 by Linda Standke, page 24
Homework- Give each student a Good Samaritan 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!