Sunday, January 29, 2012

OBJECTIVES AND HOMEWORK - WEEK 16 January 29-30, 2012

GRADE ONE— Jesus Teaches Us to Love God

  • Children will learn the two great Laws of Love (Love God/Love Others)
  • Children will begin to make a poster to remind them of these laws
  • Children will know three ways they can love God

HOMEWORK: Children should complete page 88 with their parents, and work on memorizing the Morning Offering if they have not yet done so.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION - Steps to the Rite of Reconciliation

  • Children will understand that celebration of the Rite of Reconciliation must begin at home with a prayer to the Holy Spirit and an Examination of Conscience.
  • Children will do activities that will help them become familiar with the steps of the Rite.
  • Children will hear a story about forgiveness.

HOMEWORK: Do the worksheet with someone at home.

GRADE THREE - Parables

  • Children will learn that Jesus told parables to teach us what God and Heaven are like.
  • Children will understand that parables are stories that make comparisons.
  • Children will become familiar with the Parable of the Forgiving Father, and the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

HOMEWORK: Students should write the “message” of the Parable of the Forgiving Father on the picture card. Retell the parable of the Forgiving Father (or Prodigal Son) and the Good Samaritan to someone at home.

GRADE FOUR - Joseph, Part One

  • Students will review the story of Jacob and how he got two wives and twelve sons!
  • Students will see a video about Joseph, leading up to his interpreting the Pharaoh’s dream
  • Students will explore this story as it appears in the book of Genesis.
  • Students will work together to complete a crossword puzzle.
  • Time permitting, students will improvise the story.

HOMEWORK: With your parents, read Chapter 6. Complete the worksheet.

GRADE FIVE - Our Gifts

  • Students will review the Introductory Rites and the Liturgy of the Word
  • Students will review the Offertory and Preparation of Gifts
  • Students will understand that through the gifts we offer at Mass we are offering the gift of ourselves
  • Students will understand that much of the Preparation of Gifts focuses on our gratitude

HOMEWORK: With someone at home read the story of St. Maximilian Kolbe on page 62 of the text. Complete the work on page 64.

GRADE SIX - Joseph

  • Students will explore the story of Joseph on a deeper level.
  • Students will know that this story shows once again how God can bring good from evil.
  • Students will understand the meaning of providence.

HOMEWORK - Complete the worksheet for the next class.

GRADE SEVEN - Choosing Christ

  • Students will consider why people might have accepted or rejected Jesus
  • Students will realize that people still make those choices today
  • Students will become familiar with some of the sects that existed at the time of Jesus – Pharisees, Sadducees, Zealots and Scribes.
  • Students will consider the Eucharist, which drove many from Jesus and see a short video on Eucharistic Adoration

HOMEWORK: Complete the “Will You Stay with Jesus?” sheet. Also, if not done in class, complete the worksheet.

GRADE EIGHT - Called to Protect, Part Three

  • Students will understand why it is difficult for kids to tell someone if they are being sexually abused
  • Students will identify who they could tell if someone is sexually abusing them, or a friend
  • Students will know the words to say to tell their parents or another person they trust if someone is sexually abusing them or a friend.

HOMEWORK: None this week.


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