Saturday, December 4, 2010


GRADE ONE - Creation
  • Students will review the story of God’s creation of man.
  • Students will learn how Adam and Eve lost their place in the garden by hearing a story, watching a video and reading the text.
  • Children will recognize the term “Original Sin” as referring to the first sin committed.
  • Children will understand that we no longer live in the Garden because our first parents sinned.
  • Students will make their Salvation Booklets.
HOMEWORK: Read the Book without Words to your parents. Complete the “A Sad Story” sheet by coloring the picture and answering the question.

SAC PREP TWO - Sin, Temptation, Accident
  • Children will be able to correctly use the words “forgive” and “sin”.
  • Children will understand the difference between a sin, an accident and a temptation.
  • Children will have practice recognizing behaviors as sins, temptations or accidents
HOMEWORK – Begin to memorize the Act of Contrition. (Parents, the version we ask the children to memorize should be glued into their texts.)

GRADE THREE - The Lord’s Day
Students will practice using the Bible by finding and reading the first three commandments from Exodus.
Students will think more about the importance of names, particularly God’s name
Students will be led by means of a book and project to think about God, and the joy of spending time with Him
HOMEWORK: With parents complete the worksheet “God’s Special Day”.

GRADE FOUR - Going to Confession
  • Children will be familiar with how to go to confession.
  • Children will have visited the confessionals if they are unfamiliar with them.
  • Children will recognize the necessity of doing a penance.
  • Children will understand the seal of confession.
HOMEWORK: If at all possible, children should go to confession before Christmas. Our regional Advent Penance Service will be next Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. here at STA.

  • Students will understand that during Advent we prepare for Jesus' coming
  • They will know that Jesus came in history, He comes to us now in grace, and He will come again in Glory to judge the living and the dead.
  • Children will watch a video and reflect on various Advent customs.
HOMEWORK: Read the rest of the chapter on Advent and complete page 185 in the text.

GRADE SIX - Abram's Call
  • Students will all be familiar with God's call to Abram.
  • Students will recognize that the Book of Genesis tells the story of God's creation, man's sin and God's promise of salvation.
  • Students will nderstand that the "call/listen" pattern is frequently found in the Bible
HOMEWORK: No homework this week.

GRADE SEVEN - Mary, Prepared to Be the Mother of God
  • Students will explore Mary, and become more familiar with the stories of the Annunciation and the Visitation.
  • Students will be able to explain why Mary is called “Immaculate”.
  • Students will complete their side of the report cards.
HOMEWORK: Complete the worksheet and do the take-home test.

GRADE EIGHT - Sin is the Obstacle to the Reign of God
  • Students will refamiliarize themselves with the story of Adam and Eve from Genesis
  • Students will think about the effects of that original sin on relationships
  • Students will become aware of some negative cultural values that lead to sin and think about how to combat them.
  • Students will have the opportunity to meditate on their own sinfulness
HOMEWORK: Prepare a one-minute talk on any aspect of Confession.

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