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Lesson Theme: God makes us free to choose.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 TG1-10)l Activity l Name Gamel Cover Activity l The Gospels Tell Jesus’ Story (page 1) l Story l Helping Miss Mason (page 2)l Discuss the Know question related to the story.l Activity l Stretch and Movel Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us choices.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us choices. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l The Story of the Two Sons (page 3)l Discuss Jesus’question in the Gospel and the first two Know questions. l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus whoteaches us about you. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus who teaches us about you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Catholic Faith Word l Gospel (page 4)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3) l Discuss the third Know question.Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 27.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for calling us to church to worship you. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for calling us to church to worship you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #10l Activity l What Do I Choose to Do? (page 4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always choose to loveyou. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, help us to always choose to love you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Closing Prayer (see page TG1-11)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 ELA: Ask the students to explain how the two sons respond to their father in the story. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3)l SS: Have the students identify a time they acted like each of the sons by either doing or not doing what their parent/guardian asked of them. Then discuss the benefit and cost of each decision. (D2.Econ.2.K-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 WeekAs Christians, we are called to help those who ask, particularly our parents. Brainstorm with the children what they can do to help their parents at home. Ask each child to commit to helping their parents at least once this week.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel October 1: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Lisieux) – This popular saint called herself “God’s Little Flower.” She followed God in her “little way”—serving others through quiet acts of love. Ask: What quiet acts of love can you do today?l October 2: Feast of the Guardian Angels – Share the Prayer to the Guardian Angel with the children. It can be found on the inside back cover of their Catechism handbooks.l October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi – This patron saint of ecology loved all of God’s Creation. He chose poverty and trusting God over wealth and belongings. Ask: What can you do today to show God you love him and all he created?Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-9


































































































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