Start your Faith Formation Year Here!
Decorate your Room
with some of these Pinterest ideas!
Here's an article on decorating regular school classrooms, that is valuable to read if you have your own learning space and control over what goes on the walls:
"Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Decorations"
How to set up
a Prayer Table
Back to School
Blessings & Prayers
CLICK HERE for 6 great tips for a Blessing of Backpacks at your parish.
CLICK HERE for opening day reflection starters reminding children of their encounters with God over the summer.
CLICK HERE for Back to School activities for Grades 1-8 from Loyola Press.
CLICK HERE for a Prayer for New School Year from Sadlier.
CLICK HERE for the Catholic Households Blessing and Prayers Prayer for Students at the USCCB website.
CLICK HERE for a prayer service to begin a new catechetical year from Catechist Magazine.
CLICK HERE for an RCL Benziger prayer seeking Mary's intercession on September 11 day of remembrance.
"First Day" activity for primary grades
"It's All About Me Tee" Poster. Create your template and then run it through a photocopier on large size paper. Have children draw and color their info, share their creations with the group, and then hang around the room. You can even customize with a section on "Favorite Saints," "Favorite Things God Created," "Favorite Bible Quote."