Friday, November 12, 2010


GRADE ONE - The Our Father
  • Children will know that Jesus taught us the Our Father
  • Children will have the opportunity to explore the meaning of the Our Father
HOMEWORK: : Complete pages 47 and 48 in textbook.

SAC PREP TWO - We Give the Gift of Love to Others
  • Children will be led to think about the importance of honesty.
  • Children will reflect on how sharing brings more happiness than greediness
  • Children will hear the story of the “Boy Who Cried Wolf”
  • Children will review ways we can love God and others.
  • Children will fill out report cards
HOMEWORK: – Complete worksheet.

GRADE THREE - Loving God Most of All
  • Students will explore the first and second commandments.
  • Students will take time to recall that all we have comes from God and remember that we should be thankful
  • Students will review the first trimester’s work with a Bingo game
  • Students will learn the word “reverent” and explore what it means.
HOMEWORK: Parents and children should complete the “Putting God First” sheet together.

GRADE FOUR - Esau and Jacob
  • Students will hear the story of Isaac’s marriage to Rebekah.
  • Students will hear the story of how Esau sold Jacob his birthright for a bowl of stew.
  • Students will understand what a birthright is.
  • Students will understand how serious it is to swear before God
  • Students will review concepts and information learned this trimester for the first trimester exam next week.
HOMEWORK: Do “The Birthright” worksheet with your parents. If you need help, use the textbook..

GRADE FIVE - The Passover
  • Students will be familiar with the story of the Passover
  • Students will take their first trimester exams and fill out report cards.
HOMEWORK: Have students complete the Book of Exodus worksheet.

GRADE SIX - Noah - Another De-Creation Story
  • Students will all be familiar with the story of Noah and the Flood.
  • Students will recognize that in the Bible shorter lifespans indicate more sinfulness and that the term “40” as a length of time separates important advances in salvation history
  • Students will recognize that the story can be viewed literally, symbolically or as a combination of the two.
  • Students will understand that in any case the teaching is that sin destroys but God saves.
HOMEWORK: Read the relatively modern synopsis of the novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and answer the two questions at the bottom of the worksheet.

GRADE SEVEN - The Prophets
  • Students will understand that God sent prophets to prepare His people for the Messiah and to call them to repentance.
  • Students will recognize the Babylonian captivity as God’s punishment for the Israelites ignoring the prophets
  • Students will be able to identify Isaiah as a prophet who foretold the coming of the Savior not as a king but as one experiencing pain and humiliation
  • Students will understand that the Israelites expected a Messiah who would be a glorious earthly king who would restore the Kingdom of Israel.
HOMEWORK: Complete the worksheet section and consider what this all means to you.

GRADE EIGHT - The Mission of Jesus Begins
  • To allow students time to complete first Trimester report cards.
  • To familiarize students with the prayer form Lectio Divina
  • To increase students’ level of comfort with the Bible and to spark their interest in learning more about Jesus
  • To help the students see Jesus’ baptism as a time when he began to embrace his mission .
HOMEWORK: Read Mark 4:1-11. Using the Lectio Divina model, pray over this passage and see what it might have to say to you. After all four steps of your prayer is finished, complete the journal-writing exercise on page 33 in the Handbook.

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