For all my many fan who reads this, sorry I got so far behind on the CCD posts. The third week was so long ago I can’t remember what we did so no update. My classroom assistant was actually a teacher assigned to teach the special ed CCD class, but that didn’t start until late October so she was helping me out in the meantime. Well her class finally started so I had to fly solo in weeks four and five.
Week four was a review of the first unit in Christ Our Life. I decided that the quizzes were taking up too much classroom time so I assigned the week four quiz as homework instead. Almost everybody remembered to bring them back the next week. Hopefully the parents will help with the homework which will be a good way to keep them involved in the class and maybe they can expand on the topics some on their own.
Week five we started the preparation for first confession which will be either the first or second Sunday of December (depending on when my class gets scheduled to go). We talked about the nature of sin and the origins of the sacrament of Reconciliation. No assistant again but things went even smoother than the week before. There seems to be a correlation between how much preparation I put into the class ahead of time and how smoothly things go in class. Funny how that works.