The Little House prequels by Melissa Wiley
Read Alouds for everybody:
Upper Level Study (middle and high school)_
Picture book biographies to share:
Picture Books (but I really
think everyone should share them):
More good stuff:
America the Beautiful (W. Minor illustrator)
Resources and books for Mom and/or high schoolers:
A Crow Doesn't Need a Shadow—great for writing nature poetry
First Communion Book Pages:
What my name means (Patron Saints)
God made the World and He made Me
Creed (memorize and copy)
God gave us the Bible
Gospel of Children (JPII)
Deuteronomy (Our family’s verse)
The Ten Commandments (re-state in my own words)
The Prodigal Son
The Vine and the Branches
The Lost Coin
The Lost Sheep
The Steps to a good confession (cut apart and paste them in order, with my own definition of the steps)
The Act of Contrition
Old Testament foreshadowing of the Eucharist :
Manna from Heaven
Ark of the Covenant – the tabernacle is our new ark of the covenant
Paschal Lamb (the last plague)-prefigurement of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God
Psalm 110. M both priest and king who offered a special sacrifice of bread and wine. Christ offered an unbloody sacrifice at the last supper.
Malachi 1:11. “From the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun, a perfect offering will be made.”
Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God. He is divine. He forgave sins. He worked miracles.
Wedding at Cana
narration John 2. Jesus changed water into wine and showed that he had power over material elements
Loaves and Fishes (Small Gifts in God’s Hands narration) again, showing power over material elements
Jesus walked on water—showed power over his own body
Resurrection—again, power over his own body
Storm on the Sea—when Jesus speaks, it becomes a reality
The Last Supper—all the miracles rolled into one miracle.
Road to Emmaeus—the disciples did not recognize him until the breaking of the bread. We might not recognize him but he is really present. Because Jesus is glorified, he is not limited to normal physical limitations.
(1Corinthians 10 and 1: 1 Christians who do not recognize the Body and Blood of Christ.) No narration but discussion.
John 6: I am the bread from Heaven
Order of the Mass
What we see at Mass
The Weight of a Mass (narration)
The Little Caterpillar That Finds Jesus (narration)
Letter from me to Jesus asking to receive Communion
Letter to child from parents with our prayer for her.
At the end of the book are two pages signed by guests at First Communion and all the pictures taken that day.
Resources for Bible stories:
Resources for a learning lifestyle: