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Lesson Theme: Jesus is born. God calls 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.Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l Choose from CD-1, Tracks #6–9. l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-30)l Story l The Three Skaters (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus and the celebration 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 Christmas Gospel l Jesus Is Born! (page 1)l Discuss the Think questions on page 1.l Epiphany Gospel l Wise Men Visit Jesus (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions on page 4.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share the Christmas storywith others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to share the Christmas story with others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine on page 5.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 58.l Catholic Faith Word l Nativity (page 4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thelp 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 Creative Drama (see page TG2-31)l Activity l Make a Christmas Scene (pages 4–8)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 Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Holy Days of Obligation (Venture Activity Book,Activity #32)l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-31)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 6 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Have the students write Christmas cards to give to residents of a local nursing home. Have them write a poem as the message. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5)l Tech: Lead the students in writing a script for a Christmas greeting. Create a video of them recording the greeting and email it out to their families or post it on a private YouTube channel. (ISTE2016.6d)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 WeekSometimes in the hustle and bustle of the holiday, the sacredness of Christmas can become 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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