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     Lesson Theme: Jesus’ followers love one another.
 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 TG4-30)
l  Story l Charley Looks for a Gift
l  Activity l Stand-Up Story Cards (pages 3–4)
l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “God Made the Animals” (CD-1, #2) l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be loving and kind. Amen.
(Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be loving and kind. Amen. (Repeat.)
Live the Gospel
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to love others as you love us. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Story l How Many Marys?
l  Prayer Activity l The Hail Mary (page 2)
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Mary, our
mother. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 5
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Mary, our mother. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Weekly Review
l  Closing Prayer (see page TG4-31)
l  Closing Song l “LOVE God” (CD-2, #21)
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  ELA: Have the students draw a picture of a time they felt loved by another person.
l  Social Skills: Give the students dolls, felt people, or stuffed animals. Have them demonstrate how to talk politely to another individual using their toy.
    l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus has one rule for us: Love one another.
(page 1)
l  Cover Activity l Love brings us together. (page 1)
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to let love bring us together.
Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 3
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to let love bring us together. Amen. (Repeat.)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to pages 28–31.
l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #4
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to love others as you love us.
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)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
Create Love One Another Bingo cards to help the children better understand the ways we can love one another. In each block, write a different way the children can love as Jesus loves. Ask them to pick a different way to love each day of the week and, when they complete it, to check it off their board. Next week, have the students draw a picture of their experience.
l  May 10: Ascension of the Lord – This is the traditional day for celebrating our Lord’s Ascension 40 days after Easter. Commonly called Ascension Thursday, it’s now celebrated in the US on the following Sunday (May 13 in 2018) except in the archdioceses of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, Philadelphia. Ask: What feast soon after the Ascension celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit? Pentecost.
l  May 10: Saint Damien de Veuster – Some people thought Father Damien was a hero for going to Moloka’i (Hawaii) to live and care for the needs of those with leprosy (Hansen’s disease). Others thought he was crazy. Ask: Was Father Damien more foolish or courageous to risk his life to care for those with leprosy?
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-29














































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