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Lesson Theme: Jesus is born to us. Jesus came for all people.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.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #1l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to love others as you love us.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to love others as you love us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Nativity Coloring Page (page 4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share your love witheveryone we meet. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to share your love with everyone we meet. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Reviewl Closing Prayer l Blessing the Directions (see page TG2-31) l Closing Song l “Christmas Star” (CD-1, #12)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: Have the children draw Christmas cards to send to residents of a local nursing home.l Tech: Lead the children in writing a script for a Christmas greeting. Record the greeting and email it to their families or post it on a private YouTube channel. (ISTE2016.6d)Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l “Christmas Time” (CD-1, #14)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-30)l Activity l We Celebrate Christmasl Cover Activity l My Christmas Memories 2017 (page 1)l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Glory to Our God” (CD-1, #11)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus and thecelebration of Christmas. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus and the celebration of Christmas. Amen. (Repeat.)l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Gospel Creative Drama l Jesus Is Born (page 2)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Christmas Gospel. l Gospel Activity l Find the Angel’s Message (page 2)l Sunday Gospel l Magi Follow a Star (page 3)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Epiphany Gospel. l Activity l Creative Dramal Catholic Faith Word l Bethlehem (page 3)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us share the Christmas storywith others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us share the Christmas story with others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 55.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 WeekIn the hustle and bustle of the holiday, the sacredness of Christmas can sometimes be overshadowed. Organize a prayer service with your class to experience the sacredness of the Incarnation. Invite other classes to pray with you.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 31: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph This feast day celebrates the Holy Family as a model for all Christian families. Thank God for the gifts a healthy family gives us.l January 1: Mary, Mother of God/World Day of Peace – Though not a holy day of obligation this year, it is always a special opportunityto honor Mary. Pray for peace in the world, in our homes, and in our hearts.l January 8: The Baptism of the Lord – This feast commemorates Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. The Pope marks this day by baptizing babies in the Sistine Chapel.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-29


































































































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