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     Lesson Theme: Jesus nourishes us with his Body and Blood.
 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 TG4-6)
l Cover Activity l Wheat Becomes Bread (page 1)
l Story l Making Bread Together (page 2)
l Discuss the Know questions related to the story.
l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Have You Ever Seen...?” (CD-2, #15) l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us life and food.
Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us life and food. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Gospel Ritual l “Glory and Praise to You...” (CD-2, #23)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Is Like a Grain of Wheat (page 3)
l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel.
l Activity l Creative Movement
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for those who make
sacrifices for us. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for those who make sacrifices for us. Amen. (Repeat.)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 20.
l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #14
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to value the Mass and Holy
Communion. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 4
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to value the Mass and Holy Communion. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Activity l A Eucharist Crossword (page 4) l Catholic Faith Word l Eucharist
l Scripture l I Am the Bread of Life (page 4) l Activity l Lenten Calendar (page 4)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share food and the Good News of Jesus with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to share food and the Good News of Jesus with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Review
l Closing Prayer (see page TG4-7)
l Closing Song l “Take This and Eat” (CD-1, #21)
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 Math: Have the students work with three-digit numbers to understand the place values of hundreds, tens, and ones. Bundle large seeds into groups of hundreds, tens, and ones. (CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.A.1.A)
l SS: Discuss that different places have different environmental and cultural characteristics. Make a list of environmental characteristics and cultural characteristics of the area where they live. (D2.Geo.6-K-2)
        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
Invite the children to focus on one way they can commit to loving Jesus more each day. Discuss with your group that when we love Jesus, we have a positive impact on the world.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l March 19: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary – The Bible says Joseph was a “righteous” man (Matthew 1:19). This means that he was open to all that God wanted to do for and through him. Pray: Lord, help us to be open to your will as Saint Joseph was. Amen.
l March 24: Blessed Oscar Romero – Archbishop Romero found
the courage to speak out after the murder of several priests who defended the rights of the poor in El Salvador. Speaking up for what was right led to him being shot and killed while saying Mass. Pray: Lord, give us the courage to do what’s right. Amen.
Extending the Lesson
 Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-5












































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