WEEK 1 (September 19, 2021)

Welcome to our first grade class! We are all getting to know each other today. You have your parents can send us two fun facts about yourself on a separate sheet of paper or by email.

In our traditional classroom, we have a prayer corner! At your home, you can create a prayer corner too. What kind of things will be in your prayer corner? Some prayers we talked about today are the Sign of the Cross and the Hail Mary.

The Sign of the Cross

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

We are making prayer chains in First Grade CCD this year! Check out this link (Prayer Chains) to make your own prayer chains. This week we made one link that we will add onto later.

How do we behave when we pray or when we are at church? We behave with reverence because this shows God respect! Read about why Sunday is such an important day of the week on page 236 of your textbook. Then, draw a picture of what their family does on Sunday to rest and spend time together.

Have your parents send us by email (stroseparishdre@gmail.com) two fun facts about yourself, what you have in your prayer corner, a photo of your first prayer chain, and a photo of the picture you drew that your family does on Sunday.

WEEK 2 (September 26 ,2021)

Just like last week we will begin class in our prayer corner and we will be praying the Sign of the Cross and the Hail Mary. After we finish our prayers we will continue working on our prayer chains and adding the next link.

This week we will be reading chapter one in our textbook. This chapter can be found on pages 27-32 in our textbook. Next we will read page 27 in our textbook and complete the drawing activity. After we draw our families at a picnic we will discuss what other groups we belong to other than our families. We will then read pages 28-29 and answer questions about the Bible story on page 28 and about what we learned on page 29. Next we will read the story on page 30 and answer questions. After that, do the activities on page 31.

At the end of class we will return to our prayer corner and again pray the Sign of Cross and the Hail Mary. 

WEEK 3 (October 3, 2021)

Welcome to week 3 of CCD! This week we will be learning about Guardian Angels. First we will start class in our prayer corner and pray the Sign of the Cross and the Lord’s Prayer. The Lord’s Prayer can be found on page 11 of our textbook. After this we will make our third link to our prayer chains and add them to our prayer chains. Then we will read page 237 in our textbook and then we will complete the drawing activity. After this we will read and answer the questions on page 238 of our textbook. After we are done reading we will then draw pictures of what we think our Guardian Angels look like. We will end class in our prayer corner. We will pray The Sign of the Cross and the guardian angel prayer. The guardian angel prayer can be found on page 13 of our textbook. Don’t forget to email your work to Mrs. Frederick at stroseparishdre@gmail.com. Have a great week!

WEEK 4 (October 10, 2021)

Welcome to week 4 of CCD. This week we will be working on chapter 2 in our textbook. We will begin with opening prayer in our prayer corner. We will pray the Sign of the Cross and the Lord’s Prayer. Next we will work on our prayer chains adding the next link on. After this we will read page 37 of our textbook and complete the activity. We will then close our eyes and design our own church in our minds. We will then share what our church would look like. After this we will read and complete the activities on pages 38-41. We will then conclude class with the closing prayer on page 42 of our textbook and the Sign of the Cross. Have a great week!

WEEK 5 (October 17, 2021)

Welcome to week 5 of CCD! We will begin with opening prayer in our prayer corner. We will pray the Sign of the Cross and the Lord’s Prayer. After our opening prayer, we will work on our prayer chains adding on the next link. Next, we will read page 47 in our textbook and complete the activity. We will then read pages 48-49 in our textbook and answer the questions. Then we will read The Creation Story from our children’s Bible. To prepare for our lesson on creation in a few weeks. You can use whatever children’s Bible you have. Next, we will read pages 50-51 and do the activities. We will end class with the closing prayer on page 52 of our textbook and the Sign of the Cross. 

WEEK 6 (October 24, 2021)

Welcome to week 6 of CCD! We will be reading chapter 4 in our textbook this week. We will start with opening prayer. We will pray the Sign of the Cross and the Hail Mary. Then we will work on adding on to our prayer chain. Then we will read page 57 of our textbook and complete the drawing activity. Then we will discuss why we praise God. You can write or draw your answer and have your parents email it to Mrs. Frederick along with the rest of the activities in the textbook. Next, read pages 58-61 and complete the activities. Lastly, we will pray the Sign of the Cross and the closing prayer on page 62 of our textbook. Have a great week!

WEEK 7 (October 31, 2021)

Welcome to week 7 of CCD! This week we are going to learn about holy people and how we can be holy people too. We will begin class with opening prayer. We will pray the Sign of the Cross and the Lord’s Prayer. After opening prayer, we will continue to work on our prayer chains and add the next link on. For the next part of our lesson, we will be reading page 257 of our textbook and completing the activity. After we have finished that page, we will talk about ways to help others and we will draw pictures of ourselves helping others. After we draw our pictures, we will read page 258 of our textbook. We will end class with closing prayer where we will be praying for our intentions. During this time, think about who or what you put on your prayer chains for this week. Say a Hail Mary for them. We will end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. Have a great week!

WEEK 8 (November 7, 2021)

Welcome to week 8 of CCD! This week we will be reading chapter 5in our textbooks. We will begin with opening prayer. Pray the Sign of the Cross and the Lord’s Prayer. Next, work on your prayer chains and add the next link on to them. Then read page 69 in your textbook and complete the drawing activity. After you have completed the drawing activity ask an adult to help you play some nature sounds and take an imaginary nature walk. Think about what you see. Think about how God made everything that you see. Write a sentence or draw a picture of one thing you saw on your imaginary walk and have your grown up email it to Mrs. Frederick along with the rest of your work from your textbook for this week. Next, read pages 70-73 and complete the activities. Lastly, pray the closing prayer on page 74 and pray the Sign of the Cross. Have a great week!

WEEK 9 (November 14, 2021)

Welcome to week 9 of CCD! This week we will be working on chapter 6 of our textbook. Begin with opening prayer. Pray the Sign of the Cross and the Glory Be which can be found on page 12 of our textbook. After opening prayer please work on your prayer chains and add the next link on. Then please read page 79 in your textbook and complete the drawing activity. For the next part of this lesson you will need a grown up. In any children’s Bible you have read the story of Jesus’ baptism. When Jesus was baptized the Holy Spirit came down upon him like a dove. We will make our own doves today! First, take a white piece of paper and trace your hand on it. With an adult’s assistance cut out your handprint. Next, glue your handprint on a blue piece of paper. Don’t forget to draw a face on your dove! After you complete your craft please read pages 80-83 in your textbook and complete the activities. Lastly, please pray the Sign of the Cross and the closing prayer on page 84 in your textbook. Don’t forget to email your work to Mrs. Frederick and have a good week!

WEEK 10 (November 21, 2021)

Welcome to week 10 of CCD! This week we will be working on chapter 7 in our textbook. Begin with opening prayer. Please pray the Sign of the Cross and the Glory Be. Next, work on your prayer chains and add the next link on. After you are done with that please read pages 89-93 in your textbook and do the activities. Lastly pray the closing prayer on page 94 in your textbook. For this prayer you can pray with any holy song of your choosing. Have a great week and a happy Thanksgiving!

WEEK 11 (December 5, 2021)

Welcome to week 11 of CCD! This week we will learn about a very special season called Advent! Begin by praying the Sign of the Cross and the Glory Be. Next, continue working on your prayer chains and add the next link on. After you complete this, watch this video and follow along as we read The Advent of Christmas by Matt Maher. 

After you watch this video we will be coloring our own Advent wreath. Print out this picture below and decorate your wreath however you wish. Remember the first two candles are purple, the third candle is pink, and the last candle is purple. Also, color in two flames because it is the second week of Advent. After you complete your picture, pray a Hail Mary for the person you put on your prayer chain for this week. Don’t forget to email your work and have a great week!

Advent

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