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     Lesson Theme: Jesus appears to his friends.
 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 “Easter People” (CD-1, #14) l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG4-18)
l  Story l Going Fishing (page 2)
l  Activity l Stretch and Fish
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be Easter people all year long. Amen. (Repeat.)
Live the Gospel
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to follow the leaders in our church family. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Activity l God gives us feelings. (pages 3–4)
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to become people of peace.
Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 5
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to become people of peace. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Weekly Review
l  Closing Prayer (see page TG4-19)
l  Closing Song l “Easter People” (CD-1, #14)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.
Curriculum Connections
l  Math: Have the students practice addition and subtraction up to 10 by using math manipulatives. Ask them to count out a certain number of math manipulatives (8) and then to take two of them away. Determine how many manipulatives remain.
l  Sci: Arrange three objects for the students (ball, large book, stuffed animal). Set up supplies such as ribbon, a butterfly net, folder, etc. As a center, ask the students to use the supplies to move the objects without touching them with their hands. Discuss why we might want to move objects with something other than our hands.
   Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
 l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be Easter people all year long. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus appears to his friends. (page 1)
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to remember your love and
share it with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 3
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to remember your love and share it with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 11.
l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #10
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to follow the leaders in our
church family. Amen. (Repeat.)
    Additional Resources
Extending the Lesson
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
 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/
catechists-teachers)
l  Extending Activities (gospel weeklies.com/catechists-teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
Meals are central to our lives as Catholics. Organize a parish potluck this week and encourage the children to attend and bring donations for a food bank.
l  April 16: Saint Bernadette Soubirous – This sickly daughter of a poor French miller was gifted with 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858. Lourdes has become one of the most popular Marian shrines in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year, many who seek healing of body or spirit. Pray the Hail Mary today for healing.
l  April 21: Saint Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church – An original and independent thinker, Anselm became one of the Church’s greatest theologians and leaders. He was also admired for his patience, gentleness, and teaching skill. An opponent of the slave trade of his time, his care and concern extended to the very poorest people.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-17


















































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