Jr. High Religion Students Use Creativity to Share Their Faith
Ms. Wolz, our Jr. High religion teacher, believes it is important to help students explore and express their faith in a variety of ways. She often incorporates hands-on learning, art, drama, and other elements into her daily religion lessons.
For their first Totus Tuus Tuesday, students in Ms. Wolz’s Jr. High religion classes talked about how asking Mary for her intercession is like giving her a flower that she turns into a bouquet to give Christ. As a class, they wrote prayers on origami paper and made flowers to create a bouquet of prayers! This bouquet of flowers remains in her classroom in the Totus Tuus prayer area. Asking yourself, what is Totus Tuus even mean? Check out this explanation from Word on Fire.
This week in 8th grade religion classes, students are talking about the Marks of the Church. One of the marks is Holy. For Holy, students about a beautiful example of faith - St Therese of Lisieux. She taught The Little Way how much doing small things with great love can make a difference. Part of the Little Way is expressing a childlike faith - trusting in God above all else as Father and having a simple life style. With this, 8th graders enjoyed the childlike way to finger paint a picture while representing one of the teachings of Therese of Lisieux through paint.