#WIDN Catholic School Year Happenings is patterned after the popular blog activity CURRENTLY wherein the author of a blog completes particular prompts (generally in progressive participle form) and shares the responses with fellow readers and #widn (what I’m doing now) on Instagram. Using #WIDN Catholic School Year Happenings in a classroom helps the members get to know each other better while practicing writing skills. #WIDN Catholic School Year Happenings can be used as a brainstorming activity for more well-developed compositions or simply as an activity unto itself. It’s up to you!
Featuring religious clip art, themes, and topics, this set of #WIDN Catholic School Year Happenings pages is designed with the Catholic School classroom and student in mind. The seven prompts per page are coordinated with liturgical season s and feasts. The last prompt is always “PRAYING”.
There are two versions of each of the fifteen #WIDN Catholic School Year Happenings pages, one with colorful clip art and one with black and white. The colored page is meant to be projected on an interactive whiteboard while the black and white is meant to be photo-copied for distribution to your students.
The following themes/topics were selected …
Back to School= Jesus. What better way to start the year off right?
September= Our Lady of Sorrows. Her feast day is September 15th.
October= An infant being baptized. During October we celebrate Right to Life Month.
November= St. Anthony. The Feast of All Saints is November 1st.
December= The Holy Family. Christmas is celebrated on December 25th.
January= Moses and the Ten Commandments. On January 1st we make resolutions, firm decisions to do or not to do something. The Commandments provide us with rules to help us live our lives according to God’s will.
February= Immaculate Heart of Mary. February is remembered as the month of Love due to St. Valentine’s Day. Mary’s heart was so filled with love for God, her son Jesus, and all her earthly children that it could not be contained inside of her.
March= St. Patrick. His feast day is March 17th
April= Christ Crucified. April is generally when Holy Week/Easter is celebrated.
May= Holy Spirit as a Dove. Pentecost, the Coming of the Holy Spirit generally falls in May.
Additionally included are ten pages representing the Liturgical Seasons of Ordinary Time, Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.