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Lesson Theme: We want to be ready for God all the time.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 “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1)l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-34)l  Story l Anaya’s Bad Day (page 2)l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13) l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be alert to all the thingsgoing on around us. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be alert to all the things going on around us. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus says, “Don’t miss out.” (page 1)l  Activity l Creative Playl  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to pay attention so we don’tmiss out. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to pay attention so we don’t miss out. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 31.l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #6l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to choose to share, play fair,and be loving. Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospell  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to choose to share, play fair, and be loving. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Activity l Anaya’s Bad Day (pages 2–3)l  Activity l Where are my shoes? (page 4)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things that makeus happy. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be alert and make choices that make us and others happy. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Weekly Reviewl  Closing Prayer l “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.Curriculum Connectionsl  Sci: Have the students make a list of their favorite parts of God’s Creation. Allow them to share stories of how they enjoy God’s Creation (e.g., going for a walk outside, learning about animals, etc.)l  Math: Go on a nature walk and, as a class, count what you see in nature (how many trees, how many birds, 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.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekWe are all called to care for God’s Creation. One way we can do this is to conserve energy. This week, as a class, practice conserving energy by turning off lights when they are not being used.l  November 13: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini – Frances wanted to become a missionary in China but was asked to care for the poor in the United States instead. She took care of orphans and immigrants. Ask: How do you respond when you don’t get your way?l  November 15: Saint Albert the Great – Albert was a very good teacher of a very important student, Saint Thomas Aquinas. Pray for all teachers today. Try to be a good student.l  November 17: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary – Elizabeth was a queen who took bread to the hungry every day. She opened a hospital to care for the poor. She died young (age 24) but accomplished much good in her short life. Ask: What good can you do even though you’re young?Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-33


































































































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