This Monday, September 14, is my first session of the catechetical year with my 8th graders! Yesterday I spent some time shopping for a few more supplies that I need for my room and, in particular, for my first session.
I created name tents for my students (index cards, folded in half) that I will place in front of them for the first session to not only assign seats but also to help me use their names as I strive to memorize them.
I also prepared stickers with their names on them to place on the front of their textbooks for easy distribution each week (I don’t have my students take their books home…too many of them don’t find their way back!).
My first session’s theme is “we can trust in the goodness of God’s creation” which means that my main focus (the BIG idea) will be on the concept of TRUST. Come Monday, I’ll post more details about my lesson plan and then, after teaching on Monday night, I’ll post next week about how things actually turned out: the good, the bad, and the ugly! Have a great weekend!