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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 “Mary’s Song of Praise” (CD-1, #5)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-26)l Gathering Prayer/Cover Activity l Hail Mary (page 1)l Story l Ways to Make Christmas Come Fast (pages 2–3) l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.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 “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l God Asks Mary to Be the Mother of Jesus (page 4) l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.l 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.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 17.l Catholic Faith Word l Annunciation (page 4)l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)l 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 Mary and Gabriel Have an Important Meeting (pages 6–7) l Catholic Leaders l They Say Yes to God (page 8)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 Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Mary (Venture Activity Book, Activity #11) l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-27)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Jesus is a name with a special meaning. After askingthe students to talk with their parents, have them write an explanation of either why they were given their names or what their names mean. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2)l Math: Have the students research the length of the gestation period of five different animal species. Instruct them to construct a function to model the relationship betweeneach animal’s gestation period to a human’s. (CCSS.Math. Content.8.F.B.4)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 WeekOne way we can celebrate the Annunciation is to support mothers and fathers. Brainstorm ways the children can help their own parents this week—doing extra chores, watching younger siblings, expressing gratitude to their parents. Encourage children to think of ways they can help parents in their parish (e.g., volunteering in the nursery).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 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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