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     Lesson Theme: Jesus is both human and divine.
 Five-Day Lesson Pacing Guide
Note: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
Day 1
Share Experiences
l Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG3-26)
l Cover Activity l A Jesus Quiz (page 1)
l Article l Big Changes! (page 2)
l Discuss the Know questions related to the article.
l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to grow and change—for the
better. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to grow and change—for the better. Amen. (Repeat).
l Gospel Ritual l “Glory and Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ” (CD-2, #23) l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Is God’s Son (page 3)
l Discuss the Gospel using the Know question.
l Catholic Faith Word l Transfiguration (page 2)
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus,
to be our friend and brother. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, to be our friend and brother. Amen. (Repeat.)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 40.
l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #12
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to make choices that will get
us to Heaven. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 4
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to make choices that will get us to Heaven. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Activity l The Lord’s Prayer Is Our Prayer (page 4)
l Activity l Lenten Calendar (page 1)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to give to those in need
during Lent. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to give to those in need during Lent. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Review
l Closing Prayer (see page TG3-27)
l Closing Song l “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.
Curriculum Connections
l ELA: Have each child select a nonfiction text about something she/he would like to learn more about. Ask each child to create a book report answering the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how about the topic. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1)
l Sci: Divide into groups and assign each group a season. Direct each group to look up the temperature, precipitation, and wind direction for their season. Have them represent this data in a table or graphical display. When all groups have finished, combine the information into one large table or graph. Ask the children to make observations on the data. (NGSS.3-ESS2-1)
        Additional Resources
l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)
l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)
l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW. l Teaching Companion to WCBT Handbook (gospelweeklies.com/
catechists-teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary help us meditate on significant moments in Jesus’ public ministry. One decade reflects on the Transfiguration of Jesus. Pray this decade of the Rosary.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l March 1: Saint David of Wales – David served as a missionary, founding monasteries throughout Wales. The monks tilled the soil without the help of animals and survived on a diet of bread, water, and vegetables. Saint David is patron of Wales.
l March 3: Saint Katharine Drexel – Born into a wealthy family, Katharine served as a missionary to Native American and African American people throughout the western U.S. Katharine Drexel was the second American-born person to become a saint. Canonized in 2000, she is the patron saint of philanthropists and racial justice.
Extending the Lesson
 Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him l TG3-25














































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