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Lesson Theme: Mary says yes to God.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 “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-26)l Story l Jesus Is Born (pages 2–3)l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Happy Birthday, Jesus” (CD-1, #9) l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always listen and learn.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to always listen and learn. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Gospel Warm-Up Activity l Who Is Mary?l Sunday Gospel l God Invites Mary to Say Yes (page 1)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel.l Catholic Faith Word l Annunciation (page 1)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Activity l Creative Dramal Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you. Amen.(Repeat.)Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 9.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #11l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help our families be holy. Amen.(Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help our families be holy. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l We Learn More About Mary (page 4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Reviewl Closing Prayer (see page TG2-27)l Closing Song l “Mary, O Blessed One” (CD-1, #3)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Explain to the children that names are important. Remind them that the angel Gabriel told Mary to name her baby Jesus because Jesus is a name with a special meaning. Have the children practice writing their own names and their classmates’ names.l Math: Have the children generate number questions (number of children, ages, etc.) about the families in your class. Be sensitive to those who have blended or nontraditional families. With the children, brainstorm ways they can organize and represent the data they collect from these questions.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 WeekCelebrate the Annunciation in your classroom this week. Brainstorm with the children the ways that we share our Good News with others—Skype, Facetime, phone calls, social media, or texting. Invite the children to act out the Sunday Gospel, giving everyone the opportunity to play Mary and the angel Gabriel.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 26: Saint Stephen – Saint Stephen was one of seven deacons in charge of distributing food and aid to widows. He was stoned to death in A.D. 34, making him the first Christian martyr.l December 27: Saint John the Apostle – Also referred to as John the Evangelist and the Beloved Disciple, Saint John stood by Jesus’ Cross and was the one Jesus entrusted to care for Mary.l December 28: Feast of the Holy Innocents – King Herod feared anything that might undermine his power, including a young Jew named Jesus. This feast day commemorates the death of all the young boys killed due to Herod’s command.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-25


































































































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