Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bulletin Boards

  Hello fellow educators! I was at my local dollar store and hit the Catechist's jackpot. So many cute catholic classroom decorations! I was so excited that I definitely bought way more than I should have, so I might be changing bulletin boards every month, but I'm sure my students wont mind :)
Here are a few of my finds:
This chalkboard themed set will look great in my classroom! Borders say: "Let Your Light Shine" and smaller signs say: "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", and "This Little Light Of Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine." (found at Dollar Tree)
 This cute elementary set features lambs, bibles, as well as suns. Borders say: "The Lord Is My Shepherd." This set would be good for sparking a conversation about how the Lord guides and protects us like a shepherd protects his sheep. Might have to use of the first class with the students' names printed on the lambs, bibles and suns. (Found at Dollar Tree)
This darling set includes lots of rainbows and hearts. Borders say: "God Keeps His Promises." Shapes say: "God Is Love", "God's Promises", and "Jesus Loves Me." I am thinking of adding a few pots if gold and St. Patrick accents and use around St. Patrick's Day! Also picked up some rainbow stickers, just for fun. :) (Found at Dollar Tree)
These are some bonus items that I just couldn't bring myself to put back. There are some letters for putting words on the bulletin boards, name tags, and extra package of borders, this one featuring books of the bible, and an extra pack of small signs, featuring bees saying: "Bee Like Jesus", "Bee Humble", and "Bee Joyful." Too adorable to not get! I can't wait to use these to help make my classroom a welcoming environment for my students! Finished products pictures to come. God Bless!

Sunday, May 17, 2015


You can find me and my CCD class ideas on pinterest using the name @lmcatechist. I can't wait to connect with you!

Where to start...

Well, here I am. I find myself with a new position teaching Kindergarten and 1st Grade catechism and no idea where to start. 
To-Do list: 
-Clean up my classroom because the old teacher left a mess
-Think up some ideas about how to jazz up my un-decorated classroom
-Go through materials that need to be taught
-Decide on yearly goals and what I want the students to know when they leave my class
-Decide what supplies I will need for the year
I'm so excited to teach my new students next year! This will definitely be interesting and a wonderful learning experience. Lord help me. Amen!