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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 “Come Gather” (CD-2, #2)l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-30)l  Story l When Maria Was Just the Right Sizel  Stretch and Sing l “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13)l  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 “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus says people who help are important.l  Cover Activity l Jesus teaches us to help others. (page 1)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 8.l  ActivitylSeedsActivityBook,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 help. (pages 2–3)l  Activity l Friends help friends. (page 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)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.Curriculum Connectionsl  ELA: Talk with your students about role models. Have them draw a picture of one of their role models.l  SS: Ask the students to describe a good leader. As a class, trace a student and then label the drawing with the qualities of a good leader (i.e., ears—listening to people, etc.).Additional ResourcesExtending the LessonSaints and Feast Days to Celebratel  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. l  Extending Activities (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)Catholic Identity Project of the WeekGod calls us to learn from other faith traditions about their understanding of God. Read a story to your children about the Jewish faith and discuss similarities to and differences from Catholicism. Suggested titles are Kayla and Kugel by Ann D. Koffsky and Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays by Lesléa Newman.l  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?Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-29


































































































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