God is present in the disorder that so often defines our days. In the clutter, his voice can still be heard. If we open our hearts to his word, he will speak.
– Nancy Jo Sullivan, 2015 A Book of Grace-Filled Days
Sunday is the big day. The beginning of CCD for the 2014-2015 school year. I have been searching for just the right All About Me poster that 24 second graders can complete in a matter of minutes. It’s pretty easy to find the big posters, but that’s not exactly what I want. Taking inspiration from various posters I’ve found, I created this short and sweet, 8-1/2″ x 11″, About Me poster for the first day activity.
MANY of us have seen or participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). We have seen our friends and family dump ice cold water on their heads and challenge us to do the same all in the name of charity.
Well here is a new challenge for you.
The new school year is fast approaching and I’ve been creating images and posters for the kids in CCD. There are so many ideas rattling around in my head. So far one of my favorite things is this fun facts poster created about our parish. I just hope I can finish the rest of my ideas before class begins in September!
 Take heed that you do not your justice before men, to be seen by them: otherwise you shall not have a reward of your Father who is in heaven.  Therefore when thou dost an almsdeed, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honoured by men. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when thou dost alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth.  That thy alms may be in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret will repay thee.  And when ye pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, that love to stand and pray in the synagogues and corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men: Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.
 But thou when thou shalt pray, enter into thy chamber, and having shut the door, pray to thy Father in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret will repay thee.  And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard.  Be not you therefore like to them, for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him.