This year, we are using the 6th Grade God With Us Curriculum, but I have to supplement it to fit the needs of our younger children as well. Here’s my lesson for Unit 1, lesson 1.
In this lesson, we are encouraging the children to grow closer to God through prayer, the Sacraments, learning Church teaching, and our families. The older children will receive their text books for the first time, younger children will hear stories about the Saints Constantine and Helen from the book A Child’s Paradise of Saints.
9:15 Gather for prayer
9:20 Station One: I will go over the lesson for the day, comparing how a plant needs air, water, good soil, and sunshine to the needs we have as Christians o have prayer, Sacraments, Church teaching, and our families. These are the things that we and plants need to grow. Children will complete their worksheet to go along with the lesson.
9:30 Station Two: Children will plant flowers, discussing the care that plants take to grow.
9:40 Station Three: The oldest children will read from their text book, starting on page two. The younger children will hear stories about the Saints Constantine and Helen from the book A Child’s Paradise of Saints.
9:50 We will gather all the children back together for a lesson re-cap and final prayer. I will hand out the page for their binders as well.