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Lesson Theme: Jesus teaches us.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 “CHOICES” (CD-2, #9) l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG1–10) l  Warm-Up Activity l Choosingl  Story l Michael Makes Choicesl  Stretch and Sing l “If You’re Happy...” (CD-1, #3)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us choices.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us choices. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus teaches us by telling a story.l  Cover Activity l Jesus teaches us. (page 1)l  Activity l I can choose. (pages 2–3)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus whoteaches us about you. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus who teaches us about you. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 6.l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #17l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for calling us to church toworship you. Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospell  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for calling us to church to worship you. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Activity l My Choosing Basket (page 4)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always choose to love you.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to always choose to love you. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Weekly Reviewl  Closing Prayer (see page TG1–11)l  Closing Song l “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)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: Invite the students to create a list of ways they can help in the classroom. Have each student put a sticker next to one way they can make the classroom a better place.l  SS: Help the students create a list of choices they make each day. Then instruct them to choose one decision and illustrate two different ways they could respond to that choice. These choices could range from choosing what to wear, what food to eat first, whether to put their supplies away, etc.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 WeekAs Christians, we are called to help those who ask, particularly our parents. Brainstorm with the children what they can do to help their parents at home.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel  October 1: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Lisieux) – This popular saint called herself “God’s Little Flower.” She followed God in her “little way”—serving others through quiet acts of love. Ask: What quiet acts of love can you do today?l  October 2: Feast of the Guardian Angels – Share the Prayer to the Guardian Angel with the children. It can be found on the inside back cover of their Catechism handbooks.l  October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi – This patron saint of ecology loved all of God’s Creation. He chose poverty and trusting God over wealth and belongings. Ask: What can you do today to show God you love him and all he created?Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-9


































































































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