Saturday, October 9, 2010

OBJECTIVES AND HOMEWORK - Week 3, Oct, 10-11, 2010

SAC PREP ONE - God is Holy
  • Children will understand that God is Holy, that God knows everything, sees everything, and is everywhere.
  • Children will learn that certain items remind us of God, so we think of them as Holy, for example, The Bible, a rosary, a crucifix.
  • Children will learn that God is present in a church building in special ways.
  • Children will explore various postures and gestures that help us show God how we feel about Him.
  • Children will go to the church and visit the Tabernacle and the Altar.
  • Children will learn to genuflect before the Tabernacle and bow before the Altar.
HOMEWORK: Children should tell their parents about three things they saw/learned in
church. With parents do the review sheet at home. (Parents – read the questions and write your
child’s answers in the blanks.)

SAC PREP TWO - Original Sin
  • Children will review the story of Adam and Eve’s sin.
  • Children will understand that they committed the first sin.
  • Students will recognize sin as disobeying God.
  • Students will understand that God loves us and wants our happiness.
HOMEWORK: Parents, please read the first three paragraphs on page 27 to your children. Read the homework sheet about angels. Pray the Guardian Angel Prayer each morning this week.

GRADE THREE - Learning About God
  • Students will understand that God has revealed Himself to us through Creation, the
  • prophets, Jesus, and the Bible
  • Students will know that there are two main parts of the Bible
  • Students will be shown how to locate the Gospels in the Bible and will look up a Scripture
  • passage
  • Students will know that the Gospels describe the life and teaching of Jesus
  • Children will be able to name the four Gospels
HOMEWORK: Students should work through the worksheet with their parents.

GRADE FOUR - Sorting and Labeling
  • Students will be presented with several ways to categorize sins.
  • Students will recognize sins of word and thought, sins of action and omission.
  • Students will understand that some sins can completely destroy our relationship with God. These are called mortal sins.
  • Students will know that mortal sins have 1) serious matter, 2) full knowledge and 3) full consent.
  • Students will understand that venial sins damage our relationship with God.
HOMEWORK: Complete the worksheet.

GRADE FIVE - Gospels
  • Children will understand that God speaks to us through words.
  • Children will be able to identify the four Gospels and will know that “Gospel” means “good news”.
  • Children will be able to locate the Gospels in the Bible.
  • Students will know how to read and write a Scripture citation
HOMEWORK: : Complete the worksheet with someone at home.

GRADE SIX - Bible Overview
  • Students will begin to appreciate the need to be familiar with the Old Testament
  • Students will understand that the Bible is divided into the Old and New Testaments, into books, chapters and verses.
  • Students will explore the classroom set of Bibles and become familiar with some of the helpful features
  • Students will practice writing and finding Bible citations
HOMEWORK: What is the point of each of the quotes on the worksheet? Also record your initial thoughts about each quote.

  • Students will recall that God is a Trinity and will review some aspects of thisconcept.
  • Students will discuss how we speak of the different persons of the Trinity, especially in prayer.
  • Students will recognize God as Creator and know that all three persons of the Blessed Trinity were present at creation.
  • Students will hear a story that will remind them of what knowledge is important.
HOMEWORK: Complete worksheet, if needed. Read Chapter 3.

GRADE EIGHT - More Than the Eye Can See
  • To help students understand that to grow in faith we need to be open to God speaking to us in new ways
  • To give students an experience of guided meditation
  • To understand that God is present to us in a variety of ways.
HOMEWORK: WRITE: Finish the exercise on page 16.

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