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The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)

OR

The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group (action games, card and board games, etc.)



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

7 Deadly Sins File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is 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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


7 Deadly Sins File Folder Game: Identify which of the 7 Deadly Sins is depicted in the situation. The player who collects the most tokens, wins.




Directions- Set a timer for a specified time. Put the Game Cards in the blank space near the top of the game board. Place your marker any where on the game board. Each player in turn spins the spinner and moves their marker along the board. They may go forward or backwards or follow any branch of the board they wish, as long as they only go one direction within a turn. This means that you can go forward or backward, but only forward or only backward in a single turn. When a player lands on a space that has a SE7EN on it, the person on their right picks up a Game Card and reads it out loud (if they cannot read it, someone else can read it for them). On each card is a situation that the player must identify which of the 7 Deadly Sins it is about. If the player answers correctly, they receive a token (use the tokens provided or you can use poker chips, milk caps, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a token. If the player spins “Return 1 Token”, they must return one token. If a player spins “Take 1 Token” they may take a token from any player they choose. Players must collect as many tokens as they can as they move around the board. Note that the board is set up so you can move around it many times. The game is over when the timer goes off. Whoever has the most tokens, wins. Players can also play in teams so they can help each other answer the questions.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Self Evaluation: Are you a good teacher?





Are you a good teacher? Are your students learning? These and many other questions inundate a catechist as to whether or not they are doing a good job teaching their students.

To find out whether or not you are a good teacher, researchers say that one of the best ways is to use evaluative questions that force catechists to evaluate themselves. In doing this catechists can assess what they know, do not know, and what they would like to know so they can become better teachers. After they self-evaluate they will be able to set goals that they feel they can attain with the new knowledge they have about themselves.

Here are examples of some questions that a catechist can ask themselves:

1. How much time and effort did you put into this lesson?

2. What do you think your strengths and weaknesses were in this lesson?

3. How could you improve your lesson?

4. What are the most valuable things your students learned from this lesson?


When doing self evaluations the catechist begins to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses. You also become more familiar with your own beliefs, and possibly your misconceptions on what and how you are teaching your class and whether or not it is effective or not. After you self-evaluate yourself, you will be able to set goals that you feel you can attain with the new knowledge you have about yourself.

circle.adventist.org- Sample of a Teacher Performance Evaluation Appraisal

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- Catechist Self-Examination

catechesisinthethirdmillennium.wordpress.com- End of the Year Program Evaluations


Some researchers suggest teachers to ask their students and parents for feedback in a questionnaire on how the class is going and what the teacher is doing well and not so well. When doing this the teacher is showing that they want to make improvements where needed and that they are open to ideas. Teachers could put up a suggestion box, and they can hand out evaluation forms at different times of the year. This shows the students and parents that continuous improvement is important and that everyone needs to learn the importance of self evaluation.

Another way to self evaluate is to video tape your lessons. The tapes can be reviewed in private and teachers can build off their strengths and improve upon their points of weaknesses.

Everyone makes mistakes and the difference between an effective catechist and one who is not is the ability to learn from those mistakes. Face your challenges that come your way and use your mistakes as a learning tool and look for ways on how to improve. All catechists make mistakes and good catechists learn from their mistakes. Mistakes do not keep your from being a good teacher, they will propel you toward it -- if you accept them and learn from them!





Samson





This game is free, however it is 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.



Samson (file folder game): Answer questions about Samson as you work your way around the board. Try to be the first player to remove all of your pillar while other players attempt to add to it.




Directions- Place your markers on START. Players take turns by rolling a die and moving that many spaces on the game board. Players must follow the directions on the space they land on. If the space has a picture of Samson on it, the player to their left draws a card and asks them a question about Samson (if they cannot read it someone else can read it for them). If the player answers correctly, they may remove one cylinder block or thread spool from their pillar. If they are incorrect, they must add a cylinder block or thread spool to their pillar. If a player lands on “Remove 1” they may remove one block or spool from their pillar and put it on another player’s pillar. If a player lands on “Take 1” they must take one block or spool from another player’s pillar and add it to theirs. Play continues clockwise. The first player to remove all their cylinder blocks or thread spools in their pillar wins. (Younger students do not have to answer a question when they land on a picture of Samson. They may remove one cylinder block or thread spool and play the rest of the game according to the directions.)


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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist File Folder Game






This game is free, however it is 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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist File Folder Game: Students collect the most tokens by answering questions correctly about the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my games at The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group






Friday, May 4, 2018

Reconciliation File Folder Game







This game is free, however it is 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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.






Reconciliation File Folder Game: The objective of the game is to identify which one of the Ten Commandments the sin broke.


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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Sacrament of Matrimony File Folder Game






This game is free, however it is 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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Sacrament of Matrimony: Answer different kinds of questions (multiple choice, True or False, Fill in the Blank, or Puzzles) about the Sacrament of Matrimony as you move around the board.





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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sacrament of Holy Orders File Folder Game






This game is free, however it is 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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.






Sacrament of Holy Orders File Folder Game: Students must answers questions and identify pictures about the Sacrament of Holy Orders.


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sacrament of Confirmation File Folder Game





This game is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.




Sacrament of Confirmation File Folder Game: This is a active game where you work your way around the board and follow the directions on the space you land on. Land on a ? you must answer the question about the Sacrament of Confirmation correctly or go back to where you were. Land on spaces that say “Slide Back” or “Slide Ahead” the player follows the directions that are indicated. If the player lands on a space with “Trade Places” on it, they must trade places with another player. The first player to FINISH wins.


My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my games at The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group