Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scrambled Scripture

With Valentine's Day approaching, I wanted to make something different, fun, and "hands-on" for my two young sons as we study scripture.  Since last summer, the verses which we study at home are related to love:  God's love for us, our love for God, and our love for others.  A key take-away that we have focused on is edifying and building up others, no matter what our mood may be.

I wanted to share a packet I am working on for my sons.  My hope is that you can use this in your Christian school, at Sunday school, or at home.

 To use, simply copy, laminate, and cut apart the word cards for the verse John 3:16. Students arrange the cards in correct order.  There are (2) stationery sheets (color and black and white) from which to choose for students to copy the verse.  This would make a great center activity!

 Click here to grab your copy on Google Drive.

Enjoy and may the love of Christ be with you today!

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Behold the Lamb of God

Click on Picture to Download Free Sheep Clip Art

This Free Clip Art Great for Many Religious Lessons and Themes

Be hold the Lamb of God
The Lord is my Shepherd
My Sheep hear my Voice and follow Me
The Good Shepherd
The Lost Sheep

Share you Faith with our little Lambs!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

An Emergent Reader for Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools week is just around the corner (the fun starts at my school on Sunday, January 27!) Celebrate Catholic Schools without missing a moment of valuable instruction time with my newest Interactive Sight Word Reader, "We Learn in a Catholic School". For this book, students cut out, unscramble, and glue letters to spell "in" and complete each predictable sentence (We learn how to ____ in a Catholic School.)
You can grab this Interactive Sight Word Reader for FREE. Click here to download your free copy!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Nativity

I know, I know.... I am a little behind posting this Christmas project! But, as everyone knows, Christmas time can be really busy especially if you teach in a parochial school - whew! So, maybe you can bank this idea and do it next year! :)

We do this Christmas nativity every year. I have revised it and revised it until now it is pretty streamlined! Our school purchases paper cups for us from Hobby Lobby and Wal-mart which is wonderful. We ask each parent to provide six (3 inch) Styrofoam balls for their child. We use skin colored Tempera to paint the balls that will be the heads. When dry, we attach the heads to the cups with hot glue. The children attach the eyes with glue and the mouth is a sequin attached with a straight pin. The head pieces are felt and attached to the head with straight pins, too. A small piece of red yarn creates the mouth. School glue does not work for this project; it must be tacky glue. Gold craft stems are pushed into the back of the heads of Mary, Joseph, and the angel to create a halo. The angel's wings are heart shaped doilies and attached with tacky glue to the back of the cup. To create the stable, we use Clementine orange crates. The children cover the outside of the box with pieces of brown construction paper. The children water color a background of Jerusalem and when dry attach it with glue to the bottom of the box. The box sits on its end. A star is attached to a wooden craft stick and taped to the back of the box.

If you would like the background picture of Bethlehem, click on the picture!
Happy New Year! May God bless you with His peace!

Peace Out!

Today was one of those days. Not a bad day at all. But one of those days when I had a specific goal of accomplishing two things on my to-do list. However, I felt led by the Holy Spirit to create something that wasn't on my list. Now, I have a due date on one specific task I need to complete, but I have learned the hard way that when God speaks, I had better listen and more importantly I had better obey!

So, this idea popped into my head and I can only say that it is a "God thing".  I created a small packet with (12) different scriptures that relate to peace, kindness, love, and compassion.  Peace is my word/theme for this new year: peace and tranquility for my soul, for my home, for my family, for my school, for my town, for my nation, for my world. Obviously peace is a feeling, but it is also an instrument, a tool. Jesus was the ultimate peacemaker. When he ascended to heaven, he gave us a very special gift, the Holy Spirit and the promise that we would never be alone.  He gave us peace and asks in return that we extend that to others. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used peace to sow the seeds for racial equality.

In the next day or two, I'll share more on my own blog of how I plan to implement this little, tiny packet.

You can check out the packet by clicking the picture below and download it if if looks like something you could use.


May the peace of the Lord fill your hearts and minds!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Name of Jesus

Blessed be the Name of Jesus!

Today at Church we celebrated the naming Jesus.
So I made this freebie to give honor to His name.

It also help reinforce those tricky color words that have the same beginning letters.
Free Jesus Coloring Worksheet

Charlotte's Clips and Kindergarten Kids