I’m teaching 3rd grade PSR and I’m needing advice. It’s my first year and it just seems like there’s so much to teach these kids and so little time to do it. I realize that I don’t have to teach them the entire Catholic faith in a year or anything like that, but I want them to learn something!! Complicating matters is that they’re a pretty rowdy bunch; good kids, but PSR is in the evening after school, so they’re tired from that and can get wound up really easily. We’ve been trying to alternate a week of book learning with a week of games that hopefully re-inforce what they’ve learned. Any veteran teachers have any advice? Do they actually soak up some of this info? I know I’m not wasting my time or anything, I enjoy the kids, but I also think back to my PSR days and I want them to get more out of it than I did.
I was just looking at the Why are cradle Catholics disobedient thread and Shiann said “The extent of my catechism growing up was a COLORING session followed by cookies. I remember nothing religious about my catechism growing up.” I hope she doesn’t mind me quoting her!!
This is exactly what I want to avoid!!