Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Religion Lessons for the Catholic Primary School Teacher

Well I don't know about you but I find it challenging to keep my kiddos engaged in a Religion lesson!  I find some of the resources out there too wordy, especially for my beginning readers.  My students needed fun engaging lessons that would get the point across but would be interactive as well!  I came up with some activities for my class that my kids enjoy all in one packet.  This is just Unit 1 - look for Unit 2 and Unit 3 to follow, as well as a Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter packet to follow.

primary hands on lessons for kids

Here are just some of the handy dandy flash cards for teaching about the religious seasons!

Religion primary classroom

Here is the template for the cute Eve - I promise to take care of the earth craft pin!

primary Catholic faith

Here is one of the Interactive notebook activities for learning about the greatest commandment - Love one another!

love languages lesson for kids primary catholic

Here are the cute sheep pins we made when we talked about Jesus being our good shepherd!

Here is a Jesus Heals poster we made with band-aids and names of people Jesus could or did heal!

Just some of the many activities packed into this packet!!  Hope this helps boost your Religion back pocket!!  Hope you check it out!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

Oh boy am I a fan of Taylor Swift's new album!  Can't stop listening to it these days.  That Out of the Woods song was probably my first favourite song of the album 1989 - quickly followed by every other song.  Kind of is appropriate since we studied bears all of November in my little neck of the woods.

I'm not sure if I have said how much I like technology and teaching but this little packet has a little of everything!  I had a lot of fun doing the activities with my class!  Check out the picks and check it out on TpT if you think you might like to try it in your own little neck of the woods.

Polar bear information for Daily 5 or choral reading!

Compare grizzly bears to humans!!

Bear unit

Here is a little template I made for Teddy Bear Day writing as part of the packet!

grizzly polar panda black bear

A cute little title page for our Bear booklet that we use for the unit!!

Bear Unit

A lesson plan is included for Pudding Bear Art - you may remember my post about this project a while back!!

Bear Unit Polar Bears Grade one first grade primary

There is also a lesson for Polar Bear Tear Art!  There are also some nice FREEBIES on this old post!

Here are a few of the little munchkins enjoying their picnic with the furry friends!

Hope you had a Beary good Novembear like I did!!  In the clear now!!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Group Project!! Oh Yah, Seasons Yah!

Hello all!!  I finally got my act together to get out my latest packet.  I felt like I just couldn't find the right graphics and it finally came together!  I know - it's December - sigh... I guess other things just got in the way.  But I have to say it really motivated my students and helped them work together as a group!

Check out some picts!!

You will need large poster paper.  The print outs in the packet are glued on.  Follow the lesson plan and divide the kids into groups!

The kids work together to create their project.  In this case each tree will be decorated to match each of the seasons.

Check out my packet on TpT.  The tree looks a little different in the packet - a little smoother and more refined I think!!

group project primary

Other projects include clothing and food for different seasons!  There are also book ideas and classroom decoration ideas, not to mention lesson plans.