WEEK 1 (September 19, 2021)

Today we got to know each other. We are all part of the Catholic Parish Family and therefore have different gifts to give and questions to ask. On this puzzle piece, write your name, an interesting fact about yourself and what you would like to talk about and learn in CCD. PUZZLE.

As a member of the Church and part of the Christian family of God, we should think about how we live our life. Read page270 in your workbook and write down one new thing you learned. Your parents can email your puzzle piece, Puzzle worksheet and the new thing you learned to Jeannine at stroseparishdre@gmail.com.

We ended with a prayer from our teacher: “Thank you Lord for having such a great first day of CCD. May we continue to have such days as these as we learn more about your kingdom, as well as those who preach your word. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”

WEEK 2 (September 26, 2021)

Hello 4th grade kids! This week we are learning about God’s wonderful world and all of His creation.

We begin with this prayer:

Prayer through the Intersection of Saint Thérèse
O gentle Jesus, through whom all life came to be,
hear our prayers for all men and women.
Hear our prayers for the great and powerful.
Hear our prayers for the weak and broken.
Hear our prayers for the littlest and most innocent.
Hear our prayer for tall human cedars
and the very littlest of human flowers.
May all see in each the souls so precious to You,
and through the intercession of Saint Thérèse
may each of them be kept saved and loved.
We ask this though Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then, read about the creation story on pages 28 and 29 in your textbook.

Begin your Creation Project. (More information will be posted soon about this!)

We ended with a prayer from our teacher: “Lord, thank you that you promise us that when two or more come together in your name, there you are with us. Thank you, Lord, that you have been with us throughout this lesson, and that you are with us now. Inspire us all as we leave this place to love and serve you always. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen”

WEEK 3 (October 3, 2021)

This week our teacher prayed: “O Lord who said ‘Let the little chidlren come to me and do not forbid them for such is the kingdom of heaven,’ bless your children who now stand before you in prayer. Help them understand the depth of your love. Fill them with your grace and wisdomso that they may grow to be strong men and women who fear your name and live for your glory. Protect them from all sorts of temptations and keep them under the wings of your divine care. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!”

We worked on chapter 1 about God’s goodness and chapter 2 about praise andthanksgiving. Do the activities and chapter reviews in these chapters. Finally, do the Celebrating the Eucharist handout and work on the Creation Story Craft. The craft is from week 2, and since you just got the instructions, it will not be due until October 17. Dont’s forget to turn in photos of your work to Mrs. Frederick at stroseparishdre@gmail.com. Have a great week!

WEEK 4 (October 10, 2021)

We began class with our teacher praying: “O Lord God, we thank you for the many blessings you have showered upon us in Sunday School, and we pray that Your Spirit may continue to work to nourish our children. O, Lord, bless our Sunday School and its future endeavors, that through it we may glorify the Son, and the Father, and the Holy Spirit always and forever. Amen”

Then we looked at chapter 4, which was about the 10 commandments. Please complete all activities, the chapter review, and the faith in action pages. Send photos to Mrs. Frederick!

We will also be working on a Ten Commandment Tablet Craft. More information will come soon!

WEEK 5 (October 17, 2021)

We pray: “Righteous Father, we thank you that you shower us with your favor and always do what is best for us. We are so blessed to enter into your presence because of your grace. We thank you through that grace, that you have given each of us different gifts to serve you and each other. Throughout our day, may your grace be with all of us.

Today, we review the chapter on the Ten Commandments. We then will make two “stone tablets” out of small brown paper bags. Cut them into the following shapes and write the first through fifth commandments on one and the sixth through tenth commandments on the other. After that, crinkle them into balls (without ripping them up), so they look like stone tablets.

Do we have to keep the Ten Commandments given in the Old Testament? -  NeverThirsty

Then, complete the Ten Commandments worksheet:

We pray: “Righteous Father, we thank you that you shower us with your favor and always do what is best for us. We are so blessed to enter into your presence because of your grace. We thank you through that grace, that you have given each of us different gifts to serve you and each other. Throughout our day, may your grace be with all of us.

Today, we review the chapter on the Ten Commandments. We then will make two “stone tablets” out of small brown paper bags. Cut them into the following shapes and write the first through fifth commandments on one and the sixth through tenth commandments on the other. After that, crinkle them into balls (without ripping them up), so they look like stone tablets.

Then, complete the Ten Commandments worksheet:

WEEK 6 (October 24, 2021)

We begin with this prayer: “Lord, your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Thank you that we can live in your light and walk in your truth. May the things that you have revealed and thoughts that we have shared dwell in our hearts and stir us to action. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen”

We read through chapter 4, which is about the commandments and the Lord’s Prayer (or Our Father). Please do all activities in the chapter, the chapter review and the faith in action activity.https://strosegirard.com/virtual-ccd-classes/

We also di this five-finger prayer activity. Trace your hand on a piece of plain white paper and cut it out. Paste it to a piece of construction paper with the words: “My Five-Finger Prayer” written at the top. Follow the directions listed below, and don’t forget to add a heart in the palm of the hand with “God’s Love” written on it!

Five-Finger Prayer Directions

Five Finger Prayer Example

WEEK 7 (October 31, 2021)

We begin by praying the Our Father and any prayer requests the children may want to share. Then we begin work on chapter 5. Please do all the activities, the chapter review and the faith in action page. If you didn’t finish your five-finger prayer from last week, you can finish it now! We also did a worksheet on “God’s Divine Son.”

WEEK 8 (November 7, 2021)

This week, we worked on chapter 5 “the crucifixion” on pages 70-71. We did the project on page 69 titled “In His Image.” Also, watch some highlights from “The Ten Commandments.”

WEEK 9 (November 14, 2021)

This week we continued watching the movie “The Ten Commandments.” Here’s a video that tells a little more about Moses and the Ten Commandments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHKFvxgQOFI.

WEEK 10 (November 21, 2021)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! For this week, rewrite the Ten Commandments with a positive statement (“You shall…”) for commandments 1,2, and 5-10. For commandments three and four, students can transform the phrasing into negative statements (“You shall not…”).

The Ten Commandments
(the traditional Catechetical formula from the Catechism): 

1. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange gods before me.

2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’s Day.

4. Honor your father and mother.

5. You shall not kill.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

7. You shall not steal.

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

WEEK 11 (December 5, 2021)

This week, we finished watching “The Ten Commandments.” Which part of the movie did you like best? Why?

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