ONLINE NEWS AND IDEAS YOU CAN USE
Involve families with our ‘Gospel at Home’ guides
The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies family guides, in English and Spanish, include a weekly summary of the Sunday Gospel, home discussion starters for five age levels, and ideas for applying the Gospel message in everyday life. Your can print the guides and send them home with students, or parents can sign up to receive weekly links by email. To view the first two guides of the new school year, for Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, click on Online Resources in the menu above, then select The Gospel at Home.
Online reproducible activities teach about Mary’s feasts
The Church honors Mary with six feast days in August and September, and reproducible activities in the fall 2014 edition of PGW Online – a service of Pflaum Gospel Weeklies – can help students learn more about them. Activities include “Mary’s Birthday” for grades 2-3, “Mary Days” for grades 4-6, and “Mary’s Life” for grades 7-8. In addition, a take-home resource page provides background on the feast of the Assumption. Click on Online Resources in the menu above, then select Seasonal Reproducibles to register, if you haven’t already. It’s free!
Newsletter: ‘Good News’ postcards, unique name tags
Name tags with identifying stickers for non-readers, “Good News” postcards to welcome students and parents, a bible verse activity for the first day of class, and a getting-to-know-you ice breaker for older students are among “First-class Ideas for First Classes.” You’ll find them in the September issue of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Newsletter. If you’re not already receiving this valuable monthly email resource, click on Online Resources in the menu above, then select Our Newsletter.