Grade 1

1st Grade – Teachers, Mrs. Green and Mrs. Huwalt with Mrs. Fiorill

Lesson #22 – April 15, 2019

Topic: Review Stations of the Cross and Holy Week

Main Ideas:

  • The story of Holy Week
  • The Stations of the Cross
  • “A Handful of Jelly Beans”

Homework: Practice The Supper Prayer, The Our Father, and The Hail Mary

Lesson #21 – April 8, 2019

Topic: Holy Week

Main Ideas:

  • Palm Sunday – The Sunday before Easter. We remember when Jesus was welcomed into the city
  • Holy Thursday – The Thursday before Easter. We remember the Last Supper and when Jesus was taken by soldiers.
  • Good Friday – The Friday before Easter. We remember when Jesus dies on the cross.
  • Holy Saturday – The Saturday before Easter. We remember when Jesus’s body was left in the tomb.

Homework: Practice The Supper Prayer, The Our Father, and The Hail Mary

Lesson #20 – April 1, 2019

Topic: Jesus has Risen

Main Ideas:

  • Reviewed previous lesson (Jesus carried the cross)
  • Easter Sunday – The day of Jesus’s resurrection
  • Pentecost Sunday – The day the Holy Spirit visited Jesus’s followers

Homework: Practice The Supper Prayer, The Our Father, and The Hail Mary

Lesson #19 – March 25, 2019

Free day for school confessions

Lesson #18 – March 18, 2019

Topic: The Stations of the Cross

Main Ideas:

  • Review of previous lesson
  • The Stations of the Cross are reminders of fourteen important moments on Jesus’s journey to death and resurrection
  • Read about each of the fourteen stations
  • Discussed the meaning of each station

Homework: Practice The Supper Prayer, The Our Father, and The Hail Mary

Lesson #17 – March 11, 2019

Topic: The Last Supper

 Main Ideas:

  • The Last Supper was an important meal that Jesus shared with his friends

Homework: Practice The Supper Prayer, The Our Father, and The Hail Mary

Lesson #16 – February 25, 2019

Topic: What is Lent?

Main Ideas:

  • What would you do if Jesus came to your house? (Drawing activity)
  • This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6.
  • What is Lent?
  • Students learned the Hail Mary

Homework: Practice the Hail Mary

Lesson #15 – February 11, 2019

Topic: Hosanna – A word of Praise

Main Ideas:

  • Jesus visited many towns and people would run out to meet Him
  • To celebrate Jesus’s arrival, the people would raise palm branches in the air and shout, “Hosanna!”
  • History of Valentine’s Day
  • Meet the Apostles

Homework: Practice Our Father and Supper Prayer

Lesson #14 – February 4, 2019

Topic: The Seven Sacraments (Continued)

Main Ideas:

  • Baptism – When we are baptized, we receive the Light of Christ
  • Reconciliation – When our sins will be forgiven. Students will receive this sacrament next year.
  • Reviewed the Our Father

Homework: Review Our Father and Supper Prayer

Lesson #13 – January 28, 2019

Topic: The Sacraments!

Main Ideas:

  • Lesson review
  • Practiced the Our Father
  • There are seven different sacraments
  • A Sacrament is a special sign given to us by Jesus
  • Baptism is one of these sacraments

Homework: Continue practicing the Our Father and the Supper Prayer

Lesson #12 – January 14, 2019

Topic: Jesus and His Apostles

Main Ideas:

  • Reviewed Our Father (The Lord’s Prayer)
  • Reviewed Ordinary Time (The largest season of the Church Calendar/Liturgical Year)
  • Jesus chose 12 men to lead His followers
  • These twelve men as known as the Apostles

Homework: Continue practicing the Our Father and the Supper Prayer

Lesson #11 – January 7, 2019

Topic: The Beatitudes and Ordinary Time

Main Ideas:

  • The Sermon on the Mount
  • What are the Beatitudes and what do they mean?
  • Ordinary Time
  • When we try to follow Jesus more closely
  • We celebrate in the Mass
  • Ordinary time is in two parts

Homework: Review the Our Father

Lesson #10 – December 17, 2018

Topic: Christmas

Activities:

  • Coloring the manger scene
  • Review lesson. (The kids knew that we are in the third week of Advent already.)
  • Craft wreaths
  • Closing prayer.

We are off the next two weeks.  We will be back on Monday, January 7, 2019.  We hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas

Lesson #9 – December 10, 2018

Topic: A Review of Advent

Main Ideas:

  • Advent discussion
  • Fill-in-the-blanks worksheet
  • Reviewed The Sign of the Cross and The Supper Prayer

Homework:

  • Practice the Sign of the Cross
  • Practice the Supper Prayer

Lesson #8 – December 3, 2018

Topic: Advent!

Main Ideas:

  • Reviewed The Sign of the Cross and The Supper Prayer
  • Review questions
  • What is Advent?
  • What is Advent About?
  • The Advent Wreath
  • This year, Advent started Sunday, December 2, 2018 and will last until Monday, December 24, 2018.
  • One way the church celebrates these four weeks is by lighting candles on the Advent wreath.
  • The Advent wreath is a circular garland of evergreen branches representing eternity. There is no beginning and no end.
  • There are three candles that are purple, one pink and one white that represents Christ.

Homework:

  • Practice the Sign of the Cross
  • Practice the Supper Prayer

Lesson #7 – November 19, 2018

Topic: John the Baptist and Jesus shares God’s Love with Everyone

Main Ideas:

  • Reviewed Sign of the Cross and Supper Prayer
  • John the Baptist was Jesus’s cousin
  • Jesus shares God’s love with everyone
  • Thankful wheel craft

Textbook pages: none

Homework:

  • Practice the Sign of the Cross
  • Practice the Supper Prayer

Lesson #6 – November 12, 2018

Topic: Jesus and His Family

Main Ideas:

  • What have we learned these past several weeks?
  • Jesus was born and raised in Bethlehem
  • Students learned the Supper Prayer
  • How to do the Sign of the Cross

Textbook pages: none

Homework:

  • Practice the Sign of the Cross
  • Practice the Supper Prayer

Lesson #5 – October 29, 2018

Full classes were postponed this week, so students could hold a prayer service for The Tree of Life Synagogue.

Lesson #4 – October 22, 2018

Topic: Inside a Catholic Church

Main Ideas:

  • Finished coloring “When Should I Pray” posters
  • Reviewed the Sign of the Cross
  • Field Trip to the church – What can be found in a Catholic Church?

Textbook pages: none

Homework: none

Lesson #3 – October 15, 2018

Topic: When and Why We Pray

Main Ideas:

  • God’s Creation
  • God sent his own Son, Jesus, to us and Jesus promised to help us.
  • When and why we should pray
  • The Sign of the Cross

Book Pages: None

Homework: Think of someone special that you would like to pray for next week.

 

Lesson #2 – October 1, 2018

Topic: God’s Creations

Main Ideas:

  • What God created in seven days
  • The Bible is a special book about God
  • Your creation banner

Textbook Pages: none

Homework: none

 

Lesson #1 – September 24, 2018

Topic: Introductions and Getting to Know One Another

Main Ideas:

  • Discussed rules of the classroom
  • Introduced ourselves

Textbook Pages: none

Homework: none

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