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     Lesson Theme: Jesus is both human and divine.
 Five-Day Lesson Pacing Guide
Note: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs. Day 4
Day 1
Share Experiences
●  Gathering Song ● “Everything’s Growing” (CD-1, #16)
●  Gathering Prayer (see page TG3-26)
●  Activity ● Growing and Changing
●  Story ● The Very Hungry Caterpillar
●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Saying Yes” (CD-2, #8)
●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to grow and change—for the
better. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
Live the Gospel
●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to make choices that will get us to Heaven. Amen. (Repeat.)
●  Activity ● The Growing Game (pages 2–3)
●  Activity ● I grow and change. (page 4)
●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to give to those in need during
Lent. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 5
●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to give to those in need during Lent. Amen. (Repeat.)
●  Weekly Review
●  Closing Prayer (see page TG3-27)
●  Closing Song ● “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.
Curriculum Connections
●  ELA: Read a nonfiction picture book to the class. Ask each child to share one thing she/he learned from the book.
●  Sci: Have the children name different types of weather. Then ask them to match weather-related items to the appropriate type of weather (i.e., sunblock and sun, umbrella and rain, etc.).
    ●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to grow and change—for the better. Amen. (Repeat.)
●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus listens to his Father. (page 1)
●  Activity ● Gospel Creative Drama
●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for sending your Son,
Jesus, to be our friend and brother. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 3
●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, to be our friend and brother. Amen. (Repeat.)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 5.
●  Activity ● Seeds Activity Book, Activity #12
●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to make choices that will get
us to Heaven. Amen. (Repeat.)
    Additional Resources
Extending the Lesson
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
 ●  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/catechists-teachers)
●  Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)
●  Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.
●  Teaching Companion to WCBT Handbook (gospelweeklies.com/
catechists-teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary help us meditate on significant moments in Jesus’ public ministry. One decade reflects on the Transfiguration of Jesus. Pray this decade of the Rosary.
●  March 1: Saint David of Wales – David served as a missionary, founding monasteries throughout Wales. The monks tilled the soil without the help of animals and survived on a diet of bread, water, and vegetables. Saint David is patron of Wales.
●  March 3: Saint Katharine Drexel – Born into a wealthy family, Katharine served as a missionary to Native American and African American people throughout the western U.S. Katharine Drexel was the second American-born person to become a saint. Canonized in 2000, she is the patron saint of philanthropists and racial justice.
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