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Lesson Theme: We await Jesus’ coming in glory.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 “Blest Are They” (CD-2, #11) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-34)l Cover Activity l Are you ready? (page 1)l Story l The Happy Dance (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be alert to all the thingsgoing 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 “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l The Parable of the Ten Girls (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questions.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 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 47.l Catholic Faith Word l Psalm (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)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 Play Wise and Foolish Choices (pages 6–7)l Saints l Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things thatmake us happy. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, thank you for all the things that make us happy. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l The Mass: Liturgy of the Word (Venture Activity Book,Activity #13)l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-35)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl Sci: Explain to the students that years ago, oil lamps were a common source of light, but throughout history people invented new ways to produce light. In small groups, have the students design and test a device that converts energy to light. (4-PS3-4)l Math: Explain to the students that oil lamps required people to measure out oil and that to do this, people had to understand measurement units. Have the students practice converting different-sized standard measurement units within a measurement system. (CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.A.1)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 cared for the poor, and for orphans and immigrants. (See page 8 in this week’s Venture lesson.)l November 15: Saint Albert the Great – Albert was a very good teacher of a very important student, Saint Thomas Aquinas. Pray for all teachers today. Try to be a good student.l November 17: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary – Elizabeth was a queen who took bread to the hungry every day. She opened a hospital to care for the poor. She died young (age 24), but accomplished much good in her short life.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-33


































































































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