I gave you a peek inside my classroom back in this post, and mentioned my faith corner, promising more details later. Well, it is later, so here are some ideas for creating a holy space in your Classroom/CCD Room/Youth Room/etc.
(FYI- I know that not all CCD teachers are blessed to have a permanent location to set up something like this faith corner. Lot of programs have to use shared spaces and can't store items in the same place that they teach. I hope that the things that we use might inspire you as you set up your "mobile" classroom to find a few important items to make the space sacred for your students. And God love you for working in such a state of transition, because I don't know if I could do it!)
Here is what our faith corner usually looks like:
It includes a classroom set of Bibles:
here for the Lit/Religion Unit I teach on him). October is St. Terese. I love these posters, which are through Pauline Books and Media.
Take it to the Queen featured for August), and inspiring words (right now is a colored and framed version of this quote.) You'll also see my friends Fr. Juan Pablo and Sr. Mary Clara featured in this post. I also have a prayer kit that came with my Religion book series.
three year lectionary cycle. Score one for the organization of the Catholic Church.
Hanging from the ceiling is this chain (made from giant paper clips.) The students all have a binder ring with a card that says "name is growing in Saintly Virtue." They get to attach their card, and will add many more throughout the year. They then get to take home their own kind of mini book/prayer wheel of the Saints that they have chosen.
We also include other items for liturgical seasons, featured projects, prayers, etc. as they become important throughout the year.
I hope that gives you some ideas for creating a faith filled space for your students. I'd love to hear how you have done it in your own classrooms!