Saturday, April 9, 2011

OBJECTIVES AND HOMEWORK - Week 21 - April 10-11

GRADE ONE— Palm Sunday
  • Children will begin to understand ways in which life in the Holy Land in Jesus’ time might have been similar and different to our own.
  • Children will become familiar with Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem and how we remember
  • that event by celebrating Palm Sunday.
HOMEWORK: At home go through pages 108-111.

SAC PREP TWO - Eucharistic Prayer
  • Children will understand that gifts are a sign of love.
  • Children will be presented with the idea of sacrifice as a gift to God.
  • Students will understand that Jesus did not have to die on the cross but gave up his life out of love for us and for God the Father.
  • Children will know that at the Last Supper Jesus turned the bread into his body and the wine into his blood.
  • Children will go over to the church and will review the first parts of the Mass by looking at: Altar and Altar Cloth, the offering baskets.
  • Students will review the various postures used during Mass.

HOMEWORK: With parents, complete the worksheet on the timeline of Jesus’ life. Complete the Coloring Sheet on Christ’s Sacrifice.

GRADE THREE - Christ’s Sacrifice
  • Children will begin to understand that at the Offertory we are offering ourselves with Jesus. 
  • Children will know that there are three ways in which we can give loving-sacrifice to Jesus: True Love (keeping our souls free from sin), Prayer, Hard Things (doing good but difficult things out of love for God)
  • Children will think of specific ways in which they can offer themselves.  
HOMEWORK:  Each night go through the “Hard Things – Practicing Virtue” book with  your parents.  If you feel you have practiced the virtue that day, add a sticker to the page. 

GRADE FOUR - Christ, Our King
  • Students will recognize Solomon as a king with a lot of potential who was tempted to turn his back on God
  • Students will know that Jesus Christ is the King God wants for us
  • Students will recognize John the Baptist as a prophet who announced the coming of the Savior
  • Students will use a timeline to review the stories we have covered this year
HOMEWORK – Review sheet.

GRADE FIVE - Our Purpose is to Love
  • Students will understand that our purpose on earth is to love as Jesus loved.
  • Students will realize that we can love God by loving others.
  • Students will hear testimonies by other children about everyday ways to love and will share their own.
HOMEWORK: Do page 77 in the textbook.

GRADE SIX - Passover
  • Students will be familiar with the escape from Egypt.
  • Students will witness a Jewish Passover Meal
  • Students will be able to relate how symbols of the Passover meal point to Christ as Messiah
HOMEWORK - Complete page 79 in the text. Refer to the textbook if you need to.

GRADE SEVEN - The Marks of the Church
  • Students will know the four marks of the Church – One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic
  • Students will know more about the first pope, St. Peter
  • Student will recognize that “Church” is community, on many levels
  • Students will become familiar with the hierarchy of the Church, and the roles of the Pope, bishops, priests, deacons and laity
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 26 and do the “Bishops, Priests, Deacons” worksheet.

  • To help students appreciate the importance of personal prayer
  • To introduce students to a practical prayer technique they might use in their daily life
  • To encourage students to establish daily prayer rituals
HOMEWORK: Read pages 81-84 in your text and complete page 85. Worksheet.

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