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Lesson Theme: God gives us talents.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 ● “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)●  Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-6)●  Warm-Up Activity ● Everybody has talents.●  Story ● Friends share with each other. (page 1)●  Activity ● What do I like to do? (page 2)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for giving us talents.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrine●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for giving us talents. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● The Three Servants●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for making each one of usspecial. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for making each one of us special. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 30.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #26●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for loving us as yourchildren. Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospel●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for loving us as your children. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Gospel Activity ● Hide It! A Game of Sharing (pages 3–4)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to share our talents withothers. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to share our talents with others. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Weekly Review●  Closing Prayer (see page TG2-7)●  Closing Song ● “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.Curriculum Connections●  ELA: Have the children identify a special talent. Then help them complete the following sentence starters: One thing I am good at is __________. One way I can share this with the world is ___________. Have them create drawings that show their talents. Display responses and drawings around the room so the children can learn about their classmates’ talents.●  SS: Model giving compliments to the children. Encourage them to give sincere compliments to each other throughout the week.Additional Resources●  Weekly Review Template (●  Seasonal Resources (●  Video Links: Go to to subscribe to GROW.●  Extending Activities ( Identity Project of the WeekHave the children celebrate their talents by organizing a talent show. Keep it easy and low-key. Invite the children to share a talent in front of their classmates and guests (such as parents, your pastor, and other members of your parish). If possible, ask your guests to participate in the talent show as well.Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate●  November 18: Beatification of Solanus Casey – A poor student, Father Solanus found his own simple way to serve God. This American-born priest will now be known as Blessed, one step closer to becoming Saint. He is known for his great faith, care for the sick, and ability as a spiritual counselor. Ask: How will you serve God and others with your life?●  November 19: First World Day of the Poor – Pope Francis will mark this day by hosting a lunch for people who are poor. He urges all Christians to share a meal with the poor. Pray the Lord’s Prayer with special focus on the words “Give us this day our daily bread.”●  November 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mary’s parents present their daughter in the Temple to fulfill a promise to God. Mary’s mother, Anne, had prayed for a child and promised she would dedicate her child to God’s service. Pray the Hail Mary.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-5

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