Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Doors to the Sacraments {Baptism}


My classroom religion curriculum centers around the Sacraments.  As my students make project about the seven Sacraments to add to their Fulton Sheen Notebooks, I have always displayed their work in the hall, but this year our bulletin boards were moved to uncover some windows to let in natural light (yay!).  I decided to use our door to display the students' work, and also use it to remind them of the new life that the Sacraments offer us- a door to grace.


For our Baptism door, we displayed the students Baptism Certificates (available through our textbook publisher here).  I also created a large Paschal Candle using butcher paper and a banner that says, "In our Baptism we received the light of Christ. Now we go out to share it!"

We continued these displays throughout the year with the rest of the Sacraments.  It was a great way to not only display the students' work for the school, but to also to keep them mindful of the important role the Sacraments play in our lives as Catholics.

5 comments:

  1. How fortunate am I that I stumbled upon your blog through Pinterest. I have literally spent hours here, not in one sitting, absorbing ideas for my P-1 Religious Ed class. The Works of Mercy for Lent is out of this world. I intend on using this for the entire Religious Ed program so all the children can participate. You are an angel sent from heaven for teachers like me! You really do need a PayPal donation button! I feel a bit guilty downloading for free. God bless you!

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    1. Marsha, I'm so so glad that you are finding good things here to use with your students! They are freely given so that you can freely share with those kiddos. I'm sure you'll think of some way to pay it forward. :) Hope you have a fruitful Lent!

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  2. Love your site!!! Just what I needed to teach 3rd-5th during our parish mission about sacraments! THANK YOU!

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  3. I just found your site and am thrilled that now I have a catholic website for resources and ideas for my class. I teach 8th grade and our main focus is on the 7 sacraments. I am still trying to delve deeper into the sacraments for their age group. Since I am new to your page, I assume its for all ages. thank you so much for your ministry here!

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    1. So glad to help! A lot of my Sacrament resources were created for 5th grade, but can easily be adapted and enriched for older kids!

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