Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lesson Planning Problems

Every Saturday night before CCD class I struggle to come up with something good to talk about the next day. Without a book or anything else to follow I'm finding it very difficult. I bought the Big Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions for Children's Faith Formation a few months ago when I started, but honestly I don't find it useful for my purposes. I looked at it this evening and didn't see anything to help me out. I'd love to figure out another nice project for my kids to do like the mini-shrines they made in October, but I'd settle just for knowing what the heck to talk to them about.

Dealing with all of this and not having a lot of success makes me wonder if teaching isn't the right path for me (and that doesn't make me feel good because I just paid about $3200 for my two classes Thursday afternoon).

2 comments:

Esther said...

What grade do you teach Sunny? Maybe learning more about their patron saints would interest them.

BTW, here's the link to the religion lessons on our homeschooling site. Maybe it can be of help to you. Don't get discourage though. This happened to me all the time when I taught CCD. I think the more you plan the easier it gets.

http://www.angelfire.com/hi3/catholichomeschool/religion.html

catholicandgop said...

Kindergarten and First. I bought a book last night that hopefully will help me because every week I seem to flounder trying to figure it out o n my own.

Thanks for the link :D

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