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Lesson Theme: God has come among us in Jesus.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 ● “Christmas Time” (CD-1, #14)●  Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-30)●  Activity ● We Celebrate Christmas●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Glory to Our God” (CD-1, #11)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus and thecelebration of Christmas. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and DoctrineLive the Gospel●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to love others as you love us. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Activity ● Dear Whiskers (page 2)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to share your love witheveryone we meet. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to share your love with everyone we meet. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Weekly Review●  Closing Prayer (see page TG2-31)●  Closing Song ● “Christmas Star” (CD-1, #12)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.Curriculum Connections●  ELA: Have the children draw Christmas cards to send to residents of a local nursing home.●  Tech: Lead the children in writing a script for a Christmas greeting. Record the greeting and email it to their families or post it on a private YouTube channel. (ISTE2016.6d)●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus and the celebration of Christmas. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Cover Activity ● Jesus is born. (page 1)●  Activity ● Nativity Scene (pages 1 and 4)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● The Christmas and Epiphany Story (page 4)●  Activity ● Creative Drama●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us share the Christmas story withothers. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us share the Christmas story with others. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 9.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #3●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to love others as you love us.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 WeekIn the hustle and bustle of the holiday, the sacredness of Christmas can sometimes be overshadowed. Organize a prayer service with your class to experience the sacredness of the Incarnation. Invite other classes to pray with you.Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate●  December 31: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – This feast day celebrates the Holy Family as a model for all Christian families. Thank God for the gifts a healthy family gives us.●  January 1: Mary, Mother of God/World Day of Peace – Though not a holy day of obligation this year, it is always a special opportunityto honor Mary. Pray for peace in the world, in our homes, and in our hearts.●  January 8: The Baptism of the Lord – This feast commemorates Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. The Pope marks this day by baptizing babies in the Sistine Chapel.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-29


































































































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