Elementary

  • August 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    August 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Navigating the world of parenting can often feel like running a gauntlet. How to birth your child, feed your child, and help her sleep; what he should play with and read; the daily...

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  • Teaching the Twelve Apostles: James

    Teaching the Twelve Apostles: James

    Although we read more about John, his brother, and Peter, James is significant in that he was part of our Lord’s inner circle. As we will see below, James presents excellent...

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  • Teaching the Faith with Catechism Hymns

    Teaching the Faith with Catechism Hymns

    Music is a wonderfully underrated teaching tool. Think back to your childhood. Can you remember singing your ABCs? What about the catchy tunes from Schoolhouse Rock!, which covered...

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  • July 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    July 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My smartphone tracks how I use it and, more specifically, the length of time that I spend each day on it. At the start of each new week I receive a notification with a weekly screen...

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  • 4 Tips for Faith-Focused “Screen-Free” Hours this Summer

    4 Tips for Faith-Focused “Screen-Free” Hours this Summer

    Our new normal will not feel normal. In many states across the country, local governments are rolling out reopening plans. This all coincides with school letting out for “summer”, which...

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  • 5 Non-Traditional Options for Teaching the Bible this Summer

    5 Non-Traditional Options for Teaching the Bible this Summer

    Summer is almost here, and it is not starting off how we had all hoped. Everyone is scrambling trying to figure out if in-person events (from birthday parties to worship services and...

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  • June 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    June 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

     

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  • Five Reasons to Start Reading with CPH Reads

    Five Reasons to Start Reading with CPH Reads

    When I was younger, I loved being part of reading programs. I would stay up all night under the covers with a flashlight, reading some of my favorite books until my parents would come...

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  • The Importance of Bedtime Stories

    The Importance of Bedtime Stories

    When I was a child, my bedtime routine always ended with a story. After dinner, my sisters and I would have about an hour to finish up anything we needed to finish and then the routine...

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  • May 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    May 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Overwhelmed, bored, lonely, stressed, anxious, frustrated, sad, concerned, depleted, stretched … these are all words that you may be feeling right now. This is the list that was...

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  • Early Elementary

    Early Elementary

    Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you coach early elementary kids and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.

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  • Upper Elementary

    Upper Elementary

    Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you coach upper elementary kids and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.

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  • Grasping at Routine: Our Need for a Daily Schedule

    Grasping at Routine: Our Need for a Daily Schedule

    In the beginning was . . . routine. In the first verses of Genesis 1, routine is immediately evident. God designed His majestic creation with order. Before there was even a sun in the...

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  • Sharing the Gospel through a Storybook Bible

    Sharing the Gospel through a Storybook Bible

    I grew up with one Bible in my household. It was a children’s storybook Bible. Featuring over a hundred stories from the Old and New Testaments, it was my only look at the Word of God....

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  • April 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    April 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    As a mom of two toddlers, I spend a majority of my days repeating myself over and over. This constant repetition typically happens for one of two reasons: one, my toddlers do not always...

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  • Resources for Teaching the Faith at Home

    Resources for Teaching the Faith at Home

    Being a teacher involves patience, dedication, passion, lots of hours, and above all, love for your students. In these times of uncertainty when so many don’t know when they will be...

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  • Setting Up a Classroom Library Focused on Jesus

    Setting Up a Classroom Library Focused on Jesus

    You may have asked yourself: Where do I begin when setting up a classroom library and how should I include books for Jesus time? Setting up a classroom library can be very costly and...

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  • February 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    February 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    The last thing that anyone wants to read right after the beginning of the new year is any kind of post about setting a goal or resolution, picking a word, or setting an intention....

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  • Teaching Children How to Pray

    Teaching Children How to Pray

    I will always remember the surprise and joy of listening to my brother’s first spontaneous prayer. In our family of six, my parents strove to lead nightly devotions and prayers. Though...

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  • A “Happy Birthday, Jesus” Party for Fourth and Fifth Graders

    A “Happy Birthday, Jesus” Party for Fourth and Fifth Graders

    This Advent season is a good time to engage your upper elementary students. Here is a fun idea for them to go on an adventure exploring the Scriptures to discover more about the newborn...

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