Nicole Phillips’ seventh-graders at Holy Ghost Catholic School in Hammond completed a lesson on symbolism.
Taking her students to the prayer garden, Phillips talked about symbolism in the different areas of students’ lives but particularly in the sacraments and their faith. Students chose a symbol in nature to represent the Holy Spirit.
The students wrote a reflection on their iPads, telling what item they would choose and why. Students chose rainbows, trees and waterfalls.
One student said she chose a butterfly because it starts out as an ugly caterpillar and turns into something beautiful, much like the transformation faith brings, Phillips said.