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Lesson Theme: The People of God pray.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 Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-34)l Activity l How Do I Get Ready?l Activity l Stretch and Movel Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be alert to all the things going on around us. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be alert to all the things going on around us. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l The Wise and Foolish Girls (page 1)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel.l Activity l Creative Dramal Activity l Make a Gospel Storybook (pages 1–2)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to pay attention so we don’tmiss out. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to pay attention so we don’t miss out. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 2) l Catholic Faith Word l Prayer (page 4)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 36.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to choose to share, play fair, and be loving. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to choose to share, play fair, and be loving. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #20l Activity l My Prayer Triptych (pages 3–4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things thatmake us happy. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be alert and make choices that make us and others happy. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Closing Prayer (see page TG1-35)l Closing Song l “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)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 Sci: Discuss with the students why the girls in the Gospel needed lamps and ask them what light does. Explain thatall animals need light, but some animals have different light sources than we do. Read to the students about deep sea fish (such as the angler fish) and discuss how these animals use light. (2-LS4-1)l Math: Explain to the students that oil lamps required people to measure out oil. Have the students practice measuring and estimating liquid volumes using standard units. (CCSS.Math. Content.3.MD.A.2)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 WeekWe are all called to care for the environment. One way we can care for the environment is to be like the girls who conserved the oil for their lamps. This week, as a class, make a commitment to conserve energy by turning off lights when they are not being used.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November 13: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini – Frances wantedto become a missionary in China but was asked to work to care for the poor in the United States instead. She took care of orphans and immigrants. Ask: How do you respond when you don’t get your way?l November 15: Saint Albert the Great – Albert was a very good teacher of a very important student, Saint Thomas Aquinas. Prayer for all teachers today. Try to be a good student.l November 17: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary – A queen who took bread to the hungry every day, Elizabeth died young but did much good in her short life. Ask: What good can you do even though you’re young?Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-33


































































































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