Third graders gained a better understanding of Catholic sainthood and published a book of saints with the help of their teacher, Ms. Megan Druffel.
In religion class, each student participated in discussions about the steps to sainthood before selecting a saint to research. They learned about the person's life and identified a specific character trait associated with the saint that the students can emulate, such as patience or perseverance.
Once the research concluded, they began writing reports expressing how the words, thoughts and actions of the saints demonstrated the selected traits. Ms. Druffel provided a sentence structure for them to use while writing: Saint _____ is [trait] because [evidence]. I can be [trait] like Saint ______ by [own action].
During the writing process, they edited and improved their work to prepare for publication. They also provided illustrations before Ms. Druffel shipped everything to a company called StudentTreasures to create the final product. Well done, third graders!