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Lesson Theme: The People of God love with their whole selves.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 1Share Experiencesl Introductory Activityl Gathering Song l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #18)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-26)l Story l Two Sisters Go Swimming (page 1)l Discuss the Know questions (foundon page TG1-26).l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for rules that keep us safeand help us get along with others. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for rules that keep us safe and help us get along with others. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus’ Great Rule (page 4)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to love you and each other.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to love you and each other. Amen. (Repeat.)l Catholic Faith Word l Commandment (page 4) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 32.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to treat others as we want to be treated. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to treat others as we want to be treated. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #7l Activity l Our Class Has Rules (page 4)l Activity l Keeping Jesus’ Law of Love (pages 2–3)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the many ways wecan show love to others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, thank you for the many ways we can show love to others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Closing Prayer (see page TG1-27)l Closing Song l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #18)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Invite the students to write a prayer expressing their love for God. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2)l Tech: Explain to the students that in today’s world, our neighbors are not always close by; we interact with someof our neighbors through technology. In pairs, have the students create a flyer with rules for communicating online. (ISTE2016.2b)Additional Resourcesl Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekThere are many ways that we can show our love for our neighbor. As a class, plan and complete a service project to show love to a needy person or group in your community.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November 1: Feast of All Saints – Today, we honor all the saints in Heaven. Pray a litany to the saints. Go around the room, naming the saint for each child’s name: “Saint Mateo.” Response: “Pray for us.”l November 2: All Souls’ Day – Today, we pray for those who have died. We pray that they will be welcomed by God into Heaven.l November 3: Saint Martin de Porres – The son of a dark-skinned mother and a Spanish father, Martin was raised in poverty inPeru. Experiencing racial prejudice, he had a heart of forgiveness and justice. Ask: How can we be more accepting of those who are different?Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-25


































































































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