Monday, September 16, 2013

Sacrament Symbols

I always start my year in religion with an overview of the Sacraments.  Our 5th grade curriculum focuses on all seven of them as a gift to the Church from Christ.  We will get into the nitty-gritty of each throughout the year, but I like to begin with a big picture. Because we have been talking quite a bit about symbolism within literature in our St. Maximilian Kolbe unit (more on that soon!), I thought we could make some connections with symbols that we use to represent the Sacraments.   Here is how our graphic organizer turned out:
Note that these are not necessarily the official "signs" of the Sacrament, just something that draws our mind to make a connection.  I know there are many more symbols, but this is what the 5th graders came up with (some with a little help!).  The graphic organizer also divides the Sacraments into the categories of Initiation, Service, and Healing, as well as lists a few Bible references connected to the Sacrament.

We also now have a matching anchor chart on the wall to use as reference throughout the year. 

If you would like to use this idea to review/intro the Sacraments there are two printables available below, one filled out, and one with the note taking space left blank.  They would make a great addition to a notebooking project!

Click here for the graphic organizer that you can fill in yourself:
 Click here for the filled in version of our notes:

12 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing such helpful information. Have a blessed day.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful resource!

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  3. God bless you for your generosity! Thank you very much!

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  4. Yes praise God for your sharing of this wonderful resource! Much appreciated!

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  5. This is great! You are inspiring - I am just getting started...if you would, please check out my blog: www.everlearningcatholic.com. God bless!

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  6. Thank you so much this will greatly help me today.

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  7. Love this for my 6th graders! Great way to review at the end of the year.

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