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Lesson Theme: The greatest person is the one who serves others.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs. Day 4Day 1Share Experiencesl  Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-30)l  Activity l I do loving actions. (page 2)l  Activity l Stretch and Playl  Saint Story l Brother Martin and the Micel  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to realize that we are not toosmall or too young to help. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to realize that we are not too small or too young to help. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus tells us to help others.l  Cover Activity l Jesus tells us to help others. (page 1)l  Song l “Serving Each Other” (CD-1, #19)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways that we can helpothers. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways that we can help others. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 24.l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #32l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for saints and angels whoare your helpers too. Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospell  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways that we can help others. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Activity l I can give gifts. (pages 3–4)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for friends who help eachother. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for friends who help each other. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Weekly Reviewl  Closing Prayer (see page TG1-31) l The Lord’s Prayer (page 4)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.Curriculum Connectionsl  ELA: Talk to the students about role models. Ask the students to select a role model in their lives and write a few sentences about that person. Then have the students illustrate a picture of their role model and share their project with the class. (CCSS. ELA-Literacy.W.K.2 / CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.6)l  SS: Discuss with the students the types of leaders Jesus mentions in the Gospel. Then assign small groups a type of contemporary leader (e.g., principal, president, pope, etc.). Ask them to draw a picture of the leader and describe what the leader does. (D2.Civ.1.K-2)Additional Resourcesl  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers) l  Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l  Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekPart of our call as Catholics is to be ecumenical and to learn from other faith traditions about their understanding of God. In this spirit, invite a Jewish religious leader to tell your children about Judaism or share with the students a book about the Jewish faith and then discuss similarities and differences between Judaism and Catholicism. Suggested titles are Kayla and Kugel by Ann D. Koffsky and Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays by Lesléa Newman.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel  November 9: Dedication of St. John Lateran – The pope isa bishop. His church is the Lateran Basilica in Rome. Today, we celebrate the dedication of this church. Pray: Father in Heaven, please bless our pope with good health and great wisdom. Amen.l  November 10: Saint Leo the Great – A Doctor of the Church isn’t a doctor you see when you’re sick. Doctors of the Church helped write the official teachings of the Church. Saint Leo the Great is a Doctor of the Church. Ask: What is a teaching of the Church that you know and follow?l  November 11: Saint Martin of Tours – Martin didn’t want to become a bishop, but the people of Tours, France, convinced him to become their bishop. Ask: When have you been reluctant to do something good you were asked to do?Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-29


































































































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