Saturday, January 14, 2012

OBJECTIVES AND HOMEWORK - WEEK 14 January 15-16, 2012

GRADE ONE - Jesus Calls Apostles (Vocations)

  • Children will know that Jesus had twelve Apostles.
  • Children will be familiar with the story of Jesus calling the fishermen.
  • Children will understand that Jesus calls each of us to love and serve Him in a special way.
  • Children will learn a song about our call, with hand motions.
HOMEWORK: Children should complete Quiz 13 with the help of their parents.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION - Special Words, Signs, Places
  • Children will know that special signs (things we see) and special words (things we hear) are associated with all Sacraments.
  • Children will recognize “I absolve you from your sins” as the special words associated with forgiveness and understand that the gesture the priest makes holding his hands over, or touching, the penitent’s head, is a special sign of forgiveness.
  • Children will have the opportunity to visit the reconciliation rooms, and the confessionals.
  • Children will become familiar with the story of the Forgiving Father (Prodigal Son).
HOMEWORK: – Complete the “Fill in the blank” activity with parents

GRADE THREE - Imitation of Christ

  • Students will have a chance to learn what sort of boyhood Jesus might have had.
  • Students will recognize that Jesus had a “hidden life” until age 30 and that they have a “hidden life” right now.
  • Students will understand that God knows everything they do and nothing is hidden from him.
  • Students will think about ways that they can imitate Jesus.
  • Students will be presented with the story of Jesus’ baptism and relate it to their own baptism (homework/Mass)

HOMEWORK - Parents and children should read Chapter 16, particularly page 80 (which we didn’t cover in class). Children should know the answers to the three questions on page 81.

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 take-home exam and show it to your parents.

GRADE FIVE - The Liturgy of the Word
  • Children will know how to participate in the Liturgy of the Word
  • Children will become familiar with the parts of the Liturgy of the Word
HOMEWORK: Write three petitions, or Intercessions. One for leaders of our Church or in the world. One for our parish and one for someone or something specific….(for example someone you know who is sick, or who needs help.) We will pray these intercessions next week.

Also, with your parents, read the readings before you go to Mass this week. Pay special attention during Mass. You will be asked about the homily you heard.

GRADE SIX - Faulty People Like Us
  • Students will be review the idea of “types” – figures and events in the Old Testament that prefigure those in the New Testament
  • Students will become familiar with the story of Jacob and Esau.
  • Students will understand that Old Testament figures were faulty people like us, with free will.
  • Students will know that despite their faults, God was able to use His people in His plan of salvation.
HOMEWORK - Complete written work on page 52 of the text. Complete the “Your Own Experience” section of the worksheet.
GRADE SEVEN - Jesus' Miracles
  • Students will recognize Jesus as the Second Person of the Holy Trinity
  • Students will know that Jesus is True God and True Man
  • Students will be able to define “miracle” and distinguish a miracle from magic and coincidence
  • Students will recognize that Jesus performed four different kinds of miracles and will explore what each says about God.
  • Students will use the Bible to explore a number of Jesus’ miracles and discuss what these miracles say to us.
HOMEWORK: Challenging this week! Work with family members to complete the back of the worksheet. A treat for those with completed homework.

GRADE EIGHT - Called to Protect, One
  • Students will be able to define and identify the three types of personal boundaries
  • Students will be able to give examples of how child molesters try to violate boundaries
  • Students will understand that the vast majority of adults care about young people and want the best for them.

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