Teach the Truths of the Catholic Faith Using Math Facts, Dictation or Copywork and Art
Inspired by our faith and our children's love of drawing, we created this resource that can help children of different age levels begin to learn the unique and rich details of our Catholic faith while reinforcing simple math facts, practicing dictation skills (or copywork if you or your learner are ready to use dictation) and honing drawing skills.
Here is how this resource works. Print out the sheets needed. There should be one sheet used daily. You may choose to use a plain notebook instead of our sheets, and that's perfectly fine. Just use a ruler to create the margins needed.
Announce the number for the day and then ask your learner if they can think of anything from their catechism knowledge that could fit the criteria. For instance, the number four could prompt - four authors of the Gospel, four marks of the Church; four weeks of Advent, etc. Give leading prompts if needed.
Announce the answer, read the passage and then give a short explanation of it. This is an excellent time for catechism lessons to unfold. Don’t be afraid to take some time and really explain the truth of the faith. We have purposely included some vocabulary terms with which children may not be familiar.
Read the passage again; twice for dictation. Read it through once for content and then a second time for them to write it out. You could treat this as copywork instead of dictation using a blackboard, whiteboard or other paper.
Next ask them to draw a picture that goes with the truth they just wrote down.
Lastly, ask them to write the multiplication fact family for the number that has been highlighted.
This is fun and can be used as quickly or slowly as desired. Find multiple line spacing options for writers of varying skill levels - those who are just learning to write, practicing cursive, or have trouble controlling with motor skills.
Focus: This resource activity is designed to help teach the Catechism of the Catholic church while reinforcing multiplication facts, encouraging artistic interpretation of Catholicism and honing dictation skills.
Theme: Multiplication facts, Catechism