July 25, 2014

Ingredients for Teaching Faith-fuel-ly

Many of you are familiar with Christina from Sugar and Spice. She is the hostess of the ever popular Wordless Wednesday weekly linky that so many of you, including me, enjoy so much. Christina recently wrote about how she chose the name for her blog by thinking about the most important thing (quality) that a teacher needs to possess. She couldn't choose just one, after all a teacher needs lots of things mixed together, like all the ingredients that go into a cake... sugar and spice and everything nice!

Christina is inviting all teacher bloggers to share our own teaching ingredients via a special linky party.

Most of the ingredients in my teaching are fairly self-explanatory. However, I do want to point out the cross in the center. The cross is a symbol representing The Lord. The Lord is at the center of all that do, but especially at the center of my teaching. I am blessed to teach in a Catholic school where I can freely let my faith shine, and I can incorporate my beliefs in all my lessons.

Because my faith is an important part of my teaching ingredients, I am also joining my sweet, bloggy friend Jessica from Joy in the Journey for her special weekly linky.

Some of the ways that I am able to incorporate my faith within my teaching are by creating worksheets, activities, and teaching aids that contain faith-filled elements. How many of you use grouping cards when you ask your students to work in cooperative groups? The grouping cards that I will be using this coming year all contain pictures of Biblical characters (the clip art characters are designed by Edu-clips). If you are interested in learning more about these cute cards and how to use them, please click HERE.

I also will be doing a CURRENTLY activity with my students each month that includes elements of our faith. Currently is a favorite weekly/monthly activity for many bloggers, both teaching and non-teaching. It is a great activity for students to generate ideas, practice introspection, and broaden their thinking capabilities. Here is the first CURRENTLY that I will be using with my students when we return to school in mid-August.

You'll notice that one of the elements to which I'm asking students respond is PRAYING. Prayer is an extremely important part of my students' day. You'll also notice that the image (designed by Charlotte's Clips) is that of Jesus. What better way to start back to school? If you'd like a copy of this particular CURRENTLY, simply click HERE. This Back to School page is a FREEBIE, but if you'd like to learn more about the rest of the months, please click HERE.

I hope that you will stop by Sugar and Spice and Joy in the Journey to read more about what ingredients it takes to teach and about how our faith impacts our daily lives. If you are interested in other faith-filled teaching items, please visit my TpT store where you will find additional items, including more freebies. And if you are in search of even more freebies, be sure to check out Freebie Friday. You won't be sorry that you did!

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  1. I could totally connect with your teaching ingredients! What an INCREDIBLE idea to have your students do the "currently sheets" each month! I might have to try doing these as a family!! Your grouping cards are great, too! Yes, you are definitely lucky to teach at a Catholic school where you can share your faith freely and don't have to be so careful with your words when topics such as religion come up!

  2. I *adore* this blog post!! Thank you for linking up and sharing about your school with us! :) -Christina :)


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