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Lesson Theme: The Church gets ready for Christmas.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 Experiences●  Gathering Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)●  Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-22)●  Cover Activity ● We get ready. (page 1)●  Story ● The Just-Right Christmas Plate (page 2)●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to prepare for your comingwith loving words and actions. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and DoctrineLive the Gospel●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help our loving actions show our love for you and others. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Activity ● A Getting-Ready Mobile (pages 3–4)●  Activity ● Advent Calendar●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to share the joy of Christmaswith others. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to share the joy of Christmas with others. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Weekly Review●  Closing Prayer (see page TG2-23)●  Closing Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 3–4 together.Curriculum Connections●  ELA: Have the children draw thank-you cards to God for all that God has made. Use them as prayer prompts in class.●  SS: Discuss with the children what kind of loving actions they can do to prepare their hearts for Jesus.●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to prepare for your coming with loving words and actions. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● Mary and Joseph are ready for Jesus.●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to prepare our hearts for yourcoming. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to prepare our hearts for your coming. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 22.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #18●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help our loving actions show our lovefor you and others. Amen. (Repeat.)Additional Resources●  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)●  Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)●  Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.●  Extending Activities (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)Catholic Identity Project of the WeekJohn the Baptist was asked a lot of questions about who he was, particularly in relationship to the Messiah. Invite a priest to your class for a question-and-answer session. Prior to his visit, help the children generate questions they would like to ask the priest. If you are unable to have a priest visit, send the children’s questions to a retired priest or deacon.Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate●  December 17: Gaudete Sunday – Gaudete (gow-DEH-tay) means “rejoice.” It’s also the first word in the entrance antiphon for today’s Mass: Gaudete in domino semper means “Rejoice in the Lord, always.” Light the rose candle in your classroom Advent wreath and tellthe children that this candle lets us know that we’re so close tocelebrating Jesus’ birth!●  December 21: Saint Peter Canisius – Born in 1521, four years afterMartin Luther wrote his 95 Theses, Saint Peter Canisius worked to reform the Church during the Counter-Reformation and was part of the Council of Trent. He wrote catechisms to share the faith with children. These have been translated into at least 15 languages.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-21


































































































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