Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Don't forget

Ms. Mickie challenged you to find the date of the Feast of the Guardian Angels.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Let's Explore

Get a picture of Mary and the angel to color. Here is one of Mary saying "Yes" to the angel, and to God.

When Jesus was twelve years old, he became separated from his parents, who found him in the temple, as shown in this puzzle.

We learned this week that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Read more about John the Baptist here. Try your hand at this puzzle.

To remember the Blessed Trinity, make this window decoration. It is a stained glass window representing the Trinity. Artists use a triangle with three equal sides to symbolize the Blessed Trinity. There is one triangle with three equal sides. Artists use three joined circles. A circle having no beginning and no end symbolizes the Blessed Trinity’s love having no beginning or end. The joined circles symbolize the three Persons of the Blessed Trinity joined in love.
Saint Patrick used the shamrock to teach people about the Blessed Trinity because the shamrock is one plant with three leaves.

If you print one of the activities and bring it it, I'll have a treat for you.

Chapter 1: Words to know

Every week we will have words to know. Here are the ones for this week:

Blessed Trinity: Three Persons in one God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Incarnation: God the Son, Jesus, became man.
Prophet: Someone called by God to speak to the people.
Repent: To turn away from sin and to ask God for help to live a good life.
Public Ministry: Jesus work among the people.
Disciples: Those who follow Jesus
Apostles: The twelve disciples chosen by Jesus. The word apostle means "one who is sent".

Chapter 1: God Sends Us His Own Son

Today we began class by saying the Angelus, which is a prayer traditionally said at 6:00 a.m., noon and 6:00 p.m. Our parish has begun to say it before the noon and 6:00 p.m masses and children at OLDP school say it at noon. It is a prayer that tells the story of Mary saying "Yes" to God and Jesus becoming incarnate in her womb.

Next, we learned about Jesus' childhood and the beginnings of His ministry. You can read what the Bible has to say about his childhood in Luke 2 and Matthew 3 tells about Jesus' baptism.

To see how well you remember our lesson, take the test here. See you next week, and don't forget to leave a comment so I'll know you were here!


My name is Ruth and I will be teaching the third grade ESR class this year. I'm the mom of three and I know everyone is busy, so I've created this corner of the web as a place everyone can explore when they have time. Every week I will have more information about the topics we are studying, and hopefully, links to places to learn more. Leave a comment (with parents' permission) and I'll have a treat for you in class.

Our book this year is We are the Church and we will cover topics like the sacraments, the mass, the parish and the liturgical year. Our book has a website that goes with it.