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     Lesson Theme: God gives us life and strength.
 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
l  Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG4-6)
l  Cover Activity l How does a seed grow? (page 1) l  Story l Hooray for Spring! (page 2)
l  Activity l Stretch and Move
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us life and food.
Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
Live the Gospel
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to value the Mass and Holy Communion. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Activity l Saints Give Their Lives to God (pages 3–4)
l  Activity l Spring Is a Time for Seeds to Grow
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share food and the Good
News of Jesus with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 5
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to share food and the Good News of Jesus with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Weekly Review
l  Closing Prayer (see page TG4-7)
l  Closing Song l “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)
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
l  Math: Have the students practice working with numbers 11–19 by giving them large seeds as manipulatives or having them draw seeds to record the composition or decomposition of each number. (CCSS.Math.Content.K.NBT.A.1)
l  SS: Different places have different environmental and cultural characteristics. Make a list of environmental (trees, grass, buildings, etc.) and cultural (sidewalks so people can walk around, churches, synagogues, mosques, historical landmarks, etc.) characteristics of the area where they live. (D2.Geo.6-K-2)
    l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us life and food. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Gospel Ritual l “Glory and Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ” (CD-2, #23)
l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus Is Like a Grain of Wheat
l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “Have You Ever Seen a Mustard Seed?”
(CD-2, #15)
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for those who make
sacrifices for us. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 3
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for those who make sacrifices for us. Amen. (Repeat.)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 16.
l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #14
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to value the Mass and Holy
Communion. Amen. (Repeat.)
    Additional Resources
l  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. l  Teaching Companion to WCBT Handbook (gospelweeklies.com/
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
Extending the Lesson
 catechists-teachers) l  l  Extending Activities (gospelweeklies.com/catechists-teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
Invite the children to focus on one way they can commit to loving Jesus more each day. Have them write it on a seed made of paper. Then let each child “plant” their seed in a bed of soil, also made of paper. Next week, allow them to trade their seed for a flower. Discuss that when we love Jesus, we have a positive impact on the world.
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March 19: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary – The Bible says Joseph was a “righteous” man (Matthew 1:19). This means that he was open to all that God wanted to do for and through him. Pray: Lord, help us to be open to your will as Saint Joseph was. Amen. March 24: Blessed Oscar Romero – Archbishop Romero found
the courage to speak out after the murder of several priests who defended the rights of the poor in El Salvador. Speaking up for what was right led to him being shot and killed while saying Mass. Pray: Lord, give us the courage to do what’s right. Amen.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
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