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1 August and September Unit 1: God Gives Us Life and Love Goals: The children will come to appreciate everything and everyone as a gift from God. They will have a deeper understanding of Baptism and the Church. Section/Focus Standards/Objectives Assessment 1. God is the Giver of Gifts We were made like God and given many gifts. 2. Jesus is God s Best Gift God sent Jesus to give us new life. 1.III.5.2 Exercise responsible stewardship for the gifts of creation. 2.I.1.1 Identify the three persons of the Blessed Trinity. 2.III.6.3 Realize conscience is a gift from God to help us know right from wrong so that we can make good choices. 2.III.5.5 Exercise responsible stewardship for the gifts that God has given us. SWBAT describe the gifts of God s love that are experienced each day. SWBAT explain that God s love is known through the love of the people in their lives. SWBAT explain that God s gifts are for sharing. SWBAT explain that we are made in the image of God. SWBAT name three things we can do because we are created in God s likeness. SWBAT explain how to give ourselves as gifts. SWBAT describe God s never failing care for creation. SWBAT explain why people are especially important to God. SWBAT talk about trust in our heavenly Father s care. SWBAT identify the different levels of being. SWBAT describe the dignity of each person. Scripture: Psalm 139:14; Mark 16:15 1.I.1.3 Understand that Jesus is God and came down to earth as man. 1.I.1.6 Understand that Mary is the mother of God and our church. 2.I.1.4 Give examples of Jesus: God, and also human. 2.I.1.5 Understand the importance of Jesus death and resurrection. 2.I.1.3 Understand that God the Father as Creator loves us and sent His Son, Jesus to us. 2.I.3.2 Discuss how the early Christians followed Christ. SWBAT explain that a seed dies as a seed to have new life as a plant. SWBAT explain that Jesus showed the Father s love by dying and rising to give us new life. SWBAT describe ways to express their love of the Father and his Son, Jesus. SWBAT identify the disciples and themselves as members of the Church. SWBAT identify Mary as the Mother of the Church. SWBAT name ways to follow Jesus more closely. SWBAT explain the parable of the vine and the branches. SWBAT describe how union with Jesus brings happiness. SWBAT name ways to give lovingly of self as Jesus did. SWBAT make the Sign of the Cross. SWBAT Exit Cards Multiple Choice, Section 1 Quiz Exit Cards Multiple Choice,

2 3. Jesus Lives in His Church Through Baptism, we become members of the Church and share in God s life. 4. God Speaks to Us Baptism is the beginning of a new way of life of service to others. describe the significance of the Sign of the Cross. SWBAT explain how the Sign of the Cross is a sign of Jesus love. Scripture: John 12:23 24; John 15:5 7; John 3:16 1.II.4.1 Understand that Baptism is a sacrament and a rite of passage into our church. I.II.4.3 Identify the symbols used in the sacraments of baptism.2.ii.4.2 Recognize that sacraments are celebrations of the Church and a sign that God is present to us a special way. 2.II.4.3 Understand that we became children of God and members of the Church through Baptism. SWBAT identify themselves as God s children through Baptism. SWBAT identify a Christian name and the baptismal robe as symbols of new life. SWBAT explain that the community s love and support are expressed in the baptismal ceremony. SWBAT describe the parts of the rite of Baptism. SWBAT discuss the baptismal promises. SWBAT describe the role of the Spirit in the Church. SWBAT identify the leaders of the Church. SWBAT explain that Church membership is expressed in a life of love according to Jesus teachings. SWBAT describe themselves as part of the People of God. SWBAT explain the ministry of all Christians contributes to the Church. SWBAT explain that Church membership is expressed in a life of love. Scripture: Ephesians 2:19 22; 1 John 3:1; 1 Peter 2:10 1.I..3.3 Understand that we are called to be saints by living good lives. 1.III.5.1 Engage in service to the community in response to the gospel call. 2.II.4.3 Understand that we became children of God and members of the Church through Baptism. 2.III.5.4 Examine the variety of ways Christians can respond to the Baptismal call to a life of service. SWBAT explain that Baptism imparts power to hear God s Word and spread it to others. SWBAT describe how to use Scripture versus for prayer. SWBAT demonstrate a knowledge of Baptism and the Church. SWBAT demonstrate knowledge of concepts related to Baptism and the Church. SWBAT plan to use their gifts to help others. SWBAT express joy and gratitude for being members of the Church. Scripture: Mark 7:31 37; Peter 2:9 Section 2 Quiz Section 3 Quiz Section 4 Quiz Unit 1 Summative Test

3 September and October Unit 2: Jesus Calls Us to Give Ourselves in Love Goals: The children will desire to follow Jesus Law of Love. They will understand what the commandments require of them. Section/Focus Standards/Objectives Assessment 5. Jesus Shows Us How to Love God Our Father When we obey God s commandments and love God with all our heats, we are happy. 6. Jesus Shows Us How to Love Others When we love others as Jesus did, we show our love for God. 1.I.2.3 Understand that the Bible is a book that tells of God s goodness and love for all people. 1.IV.7.2 Distinguish between the different kinds of prayers. 1.IV.7.4 Understand that prayer is talking to God and listening to God. 2.IV.7.1 Understand prayer is communication with God. SWBAT explain that God satisfies our longing for happiness. SWBAT describe the first great law: love God. SWBAT explain ways they can imitate Jesus love for the Father. SWBAT explain that there are various types of prayer. SWBAT explain that God is present everywhere. SWBA discuss how they can respond to God by prayer throughout the day. SWBAT explain why we use God s name reverently. SWBAT describe how celebrating the Lord s day manifests love. SWBAT celebrate their love for God through an art activity. SWBAT explain the first three commandments of God. Scripture: Psalm 139:1 5; Mark 12:30; John 15:10 11; 1 John 2:3 1.I.2.4 Understand that the Bible can be seen as a telling of God s law and Jesus life to act as Jesus would. 1.III.6.2 Understand and the Two Great Commandments. 2.III5.1 demonstrate the skills of good moral decision making, consistent with Church teachings. SWBAT explain that Jesus regards acts of love done for others as done for him. SWBAT explain Jesus Great Commandment. SWBAT resolve situations in role playing according to the Law of Love. SWBAT associate Jesus obedience to his Father with the obedience he asks of us. SWBAT explain that obeying parents and others who are in charge is obeying God. SWBAT name the personal gifts given to them by God. SWBAT list ways to use their personal gifts for others. SWBAT describe ways to make everyday a kindness day. Scripture: Matthew 25:34 40; Mark 12:30 31; Luke 2:42 52; John 15:12 responses Exit Cards Multiple Sentence Section 5 Quiz responses Sentence Section 6 Quiz

4 7. We Give Love to Others We show live when we are kind, respectful, honest, and truthful. 8. Jesus Calls Us to Live in Love When we love God, we follow Jesus and share his love with others. 1.I.1.2 Understand that God the Father created the heavens and earth. 1.III.5.3 Demonstrate an understanding of fairness and peace. 2.III5.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the Church s teachings and apply Catholic principles to their life. SWBAT explain that everything God made is precious. SWBAT name ways to treat things with respect and people with kindness. SWBAT explain that by being respectful of themselves they show love for God, self, and others. SWBAT name different ways to show respect. SWBAT to explain ways to show love for others. SWBAT explain that honesty brings happiness. SWBAT discuss honest responses to life situations. SWBAT explain that they bring God s love to others when they are truthful. SWBAT explain that they care about people by being truthful. Scripture: Matthew 25:44 45; 1 John 4:16; 1 John 3:18 1.I.3.2 Identify the characteristics that are common among saints. 2.I.2.4 Begin to understand that people in Scripture responded to God s call. 2.III.6.2 Understand that the scriptures inspire people o hope and to love, and provides us with values to live by. SWBAT identify in the life of Saint Therese guidelines for a life of love. SWBAT explain why we make sacrifices for God and others. SWBAT identify better the demands of Jesus Law of Love. SWBAT identify with Matthew being called by Jesus. SWBAT explain that Jesus leaves us free to respond to his call. Scripture: Matthew 9:9; John 15:9 11; Psalm 119:18 responses Sentence Section 7 Quiz responses Sentence Section 8 Quiz Unit 2 Summative Assessment

5 November through January Unit 3: Jesus Gives Us the Gift of Peace Goals: The children will be grateful for God s loving mercy in giving us the gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance). They will know how to celebrate this sacrament and express a desire to do so. Section/Focus Standards/Objectives Assessment 9. Our Friend Jesus Forgives Us Jesus is a good friend who forgives us as he forgave Zacchaeus. 10. Jesus Leads Us to His Peace After we have sinned, Jesus gives us peace through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 1.III.6.1 Discuss good and bad choices; distinguish between accidents, mistakes, sin. 2.I.2.2 Recognize the Bible is divided into two parts: The Old and The New Testament. 2.III.5.2 Demonstrate the skills of good moral decision making, consistent with Church teachings. 2.III.6.3 Realize conscience is a gift from God to help us know right from wrong so that we can make good choices. SWBAT explain that Jesus choose them as friends. SWBAT describe how friendship with Jesus is related to happiness on earth and in heaven. SWBAT explain what it means to do what Jesus wants. SWBAT describe the importance of reconciliation in friendship. SWBAT explain that Jesus loves us even when we have done wrong. SWBAT explain the necessity of apologizing. SWBAT explain the difference Jesus made in the life of Zacchaeus. SWBAT explain that we can go to Jesus for forgiveness. SWBAT describe how Jesus forgiveness brings joy and peace. SWBAT distinguish between good and bad choices. SWBAT explain how God s Word repeatedly call us to forgive. SWBAT explain that God s love for them is constant. Scripture: Luke 15:1 7; Luke 18:10 14; Luke 19:1 10; John 15: III.6.1 Discuss good and bad choices; distinguish between accidents, mistakes, sin. 2.I.2.5 Understand the importance of Jesus death and resurrection. 2.II.4.4 Understand that Jesus calls us to Penance and Reconciliation. SWBAT define sin as saying no to God. SWBAT explain that accidents, mistakes, and temptations are not sins. SWBAT explain that they Sacrament of Reconciliation is Jesus gift for peace and spiritual growth. SWBAT explain that Jesus forgives us through a priest in the Sacrament of responses Exit Cards Multiple Sentence Section 9 Quiz responses

6 11. The Holy Spirit Helps Us The Holy Spirit helps us examine our consciences and become better people. 12. We Meet Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation Jesus forgives us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation when we confess our sins. Reconciliation. SWBAT describe how the actions of an individual can influence the way other people feel. SWBAT tell the story of Jesus forgiving love for the women who had sinned. SWBAT explain that by expressing sorrow for sins, they show love for Jesus. Scripture: Luke 7:36 50; John 20: 19 23; 1 John 1:9 1.I.1.4 Recognize the Holy Spirit as the giver of life. 2.II.4.4 Understand that Jesus calls us to Penance and Reconciliation. 2.III.5.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the Church s teachings and apply Catholic principles to their life. SWBAT explain that the presence of the Holy Spirit is manifested by love, peace, and joy. SWBAT discuss ways to share love, peace, and joy with others. SWBAT explain the necessity of praying to the Holy Spirit. SWBAT relate the fact that they can rely on the Holy Spirit s help. SWBAT explain how to examine their conscience. SWBAT explain that the Spirit inspires us to show loving concern for those in need. SWBAT describe the importance of listening to the Holy Spirit s call to love God and others. SWBAT explain that love results in happiness. SWBAT describe the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a help to become a more loving person. Scripture: John 14:16, 26; 1 John 4:12 13; Ephesians 3:16 1.III.6.1 Discuss good and bad choices; distinguish between accidents, mistakes, sin. 2.II.4.4 Understand that Jesus calls us to Penance and Reconciliation. SWBAT describe the Sacrament of Reconciliation as an encounter with Jesus. SWBAT explain that they may choose how to go to the sacrament. SWBAT identify the opening rites of the sacrament. SWBAT explain that confessing sins to a priest is confessing them to Jesus. SWBAT describe how to confess sins. SWBAT explain the meaning of penance. SWBAT explain why sins are wrong and how to express this understanding in confession. SWBAT explain that in the Sacrament of Reconciliation Jesus helps us give up selfishness and form a deeper friendship with him. SWBAT identify an area in themselves that needs improvement in order to become a better person. Scripture: Mark 2:1 12; John 20: 19 23; Mark 1:15 Exit Cards Multiple Sentence Section 10 Quiz responses Sentence Section 11 Quiz responses Sentence Section 12 Quiz

7 13. We Become Better Persons Through sorrow for sin and penance, we become better friends of Jesus. 14. Jesus Call Us His Friends God s love brings us healing and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 1.IV.7.3 Understand that mixing prayer with actions can give additional meaning to our prayer. 2.II.4.4 Understand that Jesus calls us to Penance and Reconciliation. SWBAT describe ways to make up for unloving behavior. SWBAT explain that penance is how we make up for unloving acts. SWBAT explain the importance of contrition and the significance of absolution. SWBAT describe the Rite of Reconciliation that follows the confession of sins. SWBAT explain why we praise and thank God for the gift of forgiveness. SWBAT explain how to give praise to God through prayer and actions. SWBAT describe the procedure for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Scripture: Psalm 51:1 14; Luke 19:1 10; Psalm 138:3 1.IV.7.3 Understand that mixing prayer with actions can give additional meaning to our prayer. 2.II.4.4 Understand that Jesus calls us to Penance and Reconciliation. SWBAT describe through the story of Martha and Mary that friendship with Jesus is shown in prayer and loving service. SWBAT role play kindness to friends. SWBAT describe God s gifts to us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Scripture: Luke 10:38 42; Psalm 138: 7 8 responses Sentence Section 13 Quiz responses Sentence Unit 3 Summative Assessment

8 February through April Unit 4: Jesus Gives Us the Gift of Himself Goals: The children will be familiar with the parts of the Mass and be able to join in. They will be prepared to receive their First Holy Communion. Section/Focus Standards/Objectives Assessment 15. Jesus Promised the Gift of Himself Jesus gives himself to us under the appearance of bread and wine. 16. We Celebrate God s Love At the Eucharist, we offer Jesus and ourselves to the Father. 1.I.2.2 Recognize certain stories as coming from the Bible. 1.I.3.5 Compare and contrast things we do today in the Church and things the first Christians did. 1.II.4.2 Understand that we celebrate the Eucharist because Jesus commanded that He be remembered this way. The celebration of the Eucharist comes from Jesus celebration of the Last Supper. 2.II.4.1 Show knowledge of the seven sacraments. SWBAT describe bread as an important source of life. SWBAT repeat the story of the multiplication of loaves. SWBAT describe how Jesus promised us the Holy Eucharist. SWBAT write a note of intent to prepare for Holy Communion. SWBAT explain that Jesus comes in Holy Communion to help us follow him by glorifying God and serving others. Scripture: John 6:1 15; John 6:35 38; John 17: I.2.2 Recognize certain stories as coming from the Bible. 1.I.3.5 Compare and contrast things we do today in the Church and things the first Christians did. 1.II.4.2 Understand that we celebrate the Eucharist because Jesus commanded that He be remembered this way. The celebration of the Eucharist comes from Jesus celebration of the Last Supper. 2.II.4.1 Show knowledge of the seven sacraments. SWBAT explain the role of meals in a celebration. SWBAT describe the history of the Passover. SWBAT explain that Jesus gave us the Eucharist and a new commandment at the Last Supper. SWBAT describe the gift of the Eucharist as a sign of Christ s love. SWBAT explain the meaning of Christ s perfect sacrifice. SWBAT describe that at Mass, we listen to God s Word and offer ourselves with Jesus to God. Exit Cards Multiple Sentence Section 15 Quiz

9 17. Jesus Invites Us At Mass, God s family gathers to worship and give thanks. 18. We Listen and Pray God speaks to us in the Mass readings and we respond with a prayer of faith and prayers of petition. SWBAT describe how every thought, word, and deed can be a sacrifice. SWBAT identify the Morning Prayer. Scripture: Exodus 1 14; Luke 22:14 20; John13:1 15; John 6:51 1.II.4.5 Recognize the Mass has two parts the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. 1.IV.7.5 Review appropriate prayer position and Mass behavior. 2.IV.7.1 Use a variety of prayer forms to enrich and express personal and communal spirituality. 2.IV.7.3 Understand that Mass is the greatest prayer of all and includes the four types of prayer. SWBAT identify the role of the community and the different ministries at Mass. SWBAT describe the importance of participating in the communal prayers, listening, and singing at Mass. SWBAT explain the meaning and purpose of the Introductory Rites of the Mass. SWBAT recite the response to the priest s greeting. SWBAT describe the Penitential Act. SWBAT describe the Glory to God as a special prayer of praise. SWBAT explain that the Collect Prayer petitions God on behalf of all people. SWBAT plan a celebration based on the Introductory Rites of the Mass. SWBAT work cooperatively to carry out a project. Scripture: Luke 22:14 20; Psalm 100:2 1.I.2.1 Demonstrate a reverence for the Bible. 1.II.4.5 Recognize the Mass has two parts the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. 2.I.1.2 Recite the Apostles Creed together. 2.IV.7.1 Use a variety of prayer forms to enrich and express personal and communal spirituality. 2.IV.7.3 Understand that Mass is the greatest prayer of all and includes the four types of prayer. SWBAT explain the importance of listening to God s Word at Mass. SWBAT recite the responses during the Liturgy of the Word. SWBAT describe some of Jesus teachings. SWBAT describe ways God s Word can be lived. SWBAT explain what is meant by believing. SWBAT describe the Creed as a statement of beliefs that all Catholics hold. SWBAT explain that in the Prayer of the Faithful, we pray for the Church and world intentions. SWBAT explain that Jesus wants us to ask for what we need. SWBAT explain Section 16 Quiz Section 17 Quiz

10 19. We Prepare Our Gifts At the Eucharist, we offer ourselves to God and give praise and thanks. 20. Jesus Offers Himself At the words of the priest, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ, who offers himself to the Father. 21. We Receive the Bread of Life Jesus comes to us that God gives us what is best for us in answer to our prayers. Scripture: Matthew 25:35 40; Luke 11:28 1.II.4.5 Recognize the Mass has two parts the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. 1.II.4 Understand that the Mass is a time for Catholics to gather and worship, praise, and receive sacraments together. 2.II.4.7 Understand that the Mass is a sacrifice and a celebration of the Eucharist. 2.IV.7.1 Use a variety of prayer forms to enrich and express personal and communal spirituality. SWBAT explain that the bread and wine are signs of our lives and of all God s gifts. SWBAT describe the symbolism of the presented gifts. SWBAT describe the Mass as a banquet to praise and thank the Father. SWBAT explain the purpose of the prayers of the Preface. SWBAT discuss the symbols of bread and wine. SWBAT describe the vestments and articles the priest uses at Mass. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:7 11; James 3:14 17; John 6:35 1.II.4 Understand that the Mass is a time for Catholics to gather and worship, praise, and receive sacraments together. 2.II.4.6 Grow in their understanding of the Mass. 2.II.4.7 Understand that the Mass is a sacrifice and a celebration of the Eucharist. 2.IV.7.3 Understand that Mass is the greatest prayer of all and includes the four types of prayer. SWBAT explain the meaning of the first part of the Eucharistic Prayer. SWBAT describe that the Mass is Jesus perfect sacrifice to the Father. SWBAT explain that after the consecration, we pray to the Father. SWBAT describe the Amen that follows the Concluding Doxology as our agreement to the offering of Jesus and ourselves. Scripture: John 19:1 23; Mark 14:22 1.II.4 Understand that the Mass is a time for Catholics to gather and worship, praise, and receive sacraments together. 2.II.4.6 Grow in their understanding of the Mass. 2.II.4.7 Understand that the Mass is a sacrifice and a celebration of the Eucharist. 2.IV.7.3 Section 18 Quiz Section 19 Quiz Section 20 Quiz

11 in Holy Communion and unites us with himself and with one another. 22. We Share God s Love with Others We line the Mass by loving and serving the Lord and one another. Understand that Mass is the greatest prayer of all and includes the four types of prayer. SWBAT explain that the prayers of the Communion Rite make us aware of our union with Christ. SWBAT explain that nourished by one Eucharist, we form one unified body. SWBAT relate the story of Jesus healing a centurion s servant. SWBAT explain how to prepare for Holy Communion. SWBAT distinguish between eating food and eating the Bread of Life. SWBAT practice receiving Holy Communion. SWBAT describe how close Jesus is to us in Holy Communion. SWBAT choose what to say to Jesus in thanksgiving. Scripture: Matthew 8:5 13; 1 Corinthians 10: II.4 Understand that the Mass is a time for Catholics to gather and worship, praise, and receive sacraments together. 2.II.4.6 Grow in their understanding of the Mass. 2.III.5.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the seven themes of Catholic Social Justice in an age appropriate manner. 2.III.5.4 Examine the variety of ways Christians can respond to the Baptismal call to a life of service. SWBAT explain that Mass ends with Jesus call to love and serve him. SWBAT explain that God can help us make the best of difficult circumstances. SWBAT relate the life story of Saint Martin de Porres. SWBAT discuss ways to overcome obstacles to glorifying the Lord by our lives. Scripture: Mark 16:15; Isaiah 61:1 Section 21 Quiz Section 22 Quiz Unit 4 Summative Assessment

12 April and May Unit 5: The Church Celebrates God s Care Goals: The children will appreciate the roles of different members united in the Body of Christ, the Church. They will be motivated to live as Christians throughout the summer with the help of Christ s presence and Mary s prayers. Section/Focus Standards/Objectives Assessment 23. We Are One in the Church We who are united in the Body of Christ, the Church, try to bring others to Jesus. 24. Mary, Mother of the Church, Cares for Us We love and imitate Mary, the Mother of God and our Mother. 1.I.1.8 Know that the Pastor, priests, deacons are the leaders of the parish. 2.I.3.4 Distinguish between the leadership roles of the pope, bishops, priests, and deacons. 2.III.5.4 Examine the variety of ways Christians can respond to the Baptismal call to a life of service. SWBAT explain that they belong to the Body of Christ, the Church. SWBAT explain that each Eucharist renews and deepens unity with Christ and all Christians. SWBAT describe the Eucharist as a means to living the Christian commitment. SWBAT explain that all Church members are called to share God s love as Jesus did. SWBAT describe how Church leaders, priests, deacons, religious, married people, and single people serve the Church. SWBAT explain that Holy Communion gives us strength to be like Jesus. SWBAT describe some characteristics of a Catholic Christian. SWBAT explain that Holy Communion helps us to be good Christians. SWBAT describe the Eucharist as a means to deepen our relationship with Christ. Scripture: John 10:14 16; 1 Corinthians 12:12 1.I.3.4 Examine the importance of Mary in the Church. 2.I.3.3 Discuss the word saint and why Mary is called the Queen of Saints. 2.III.5.4 Examine the variety of ways Christians can respond to the Baptismal call to a life of service. SWBAT retell the story of the wedding feast at Cana. SWBAT describe Mary s role as intercessor. SWBAT explain that we can turn to Mary for help. SWBAT explain that the best way to honor Mary is to imitate her. SWBAT describe the virtues of Mary. SWNAT describe ways to model their lives after Mary s faith and love. SWBAT pray an Act of Consecration to Mary. Scripture: John 2:1 11; John 19:25 27; Luke 1:49 Journals and Other Exit Cards Multiple Choice, Section 23 Quiz Exit Cards Multiple Choice, Section 24 Quiz

13 25. The Church Celebrates God s Love The Church s mission in the world is to show Christ s love to all. 2.III.5.4 Examine the variety of ways Christians can respond to the Baptismal call to a life of service. 2.II.6.1 Understand that the Ten Commandments are included in the Great Commandment. 2.III.6.2 Understand that the scriptures inspire people to hope and to love, and provides us with values to live by. SWBAT explain what it means to be a member of the Church. SWBAT describe the Church and its mission. SWBAT celebrate the joy of praising God for calling us to life in the Church. SWBAT review how to show Jesus love. Scripture: Ephesians 4:5, Journals and Other Fill in the blanks, Sentence Section 25 Quiz Unit 5 Summative Assessment

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